It’s been six decades since Fender first introduced the Jazz Bass, and now they’re celebrating with a special 60th Anniversary Jazz Bass model. The limited-edition bass replicates the original design of the Jazz.
Ibanez has added a new set of basses to their Soundgear line with the SR1100B and SR1105B. The instruments are four- and five-string versions of the same design and come in Sea Foam Green and Pearl White Matte finishes.
Serek Basses has unveiled a brand new bass model called The Grand. Fit with a short-scale neck and funky body shape, the instrument also has a brand new set of electronics called the Serek “Skuzz Serkit,” which is an on-board passive fuzz circuit.
Eastwood is bringing back another bass from the past with the SB-1000. Introduced on their crowd-funding platform, the bass is their take on the Japanese instrument popular during the ’80s.
Squier has shrunk the P-bass to introduce the Mini Precision Bass. The reduced-size includes a 28.6-inch scale, which is even smaller than a regular 30-inch short scale.
AC Guitars has introduced the SLG bass, which is described as a more traditional style to expand their Retro Series. It comes in a 30.5-inch scale four-string and a 32-inch scale five-string.
Eastwood Guitars is once again bringing a vintage bass model back to life with their version of the Ovation Magnum I. The Eastwood Magnum Bass recreates the original ’70s axe, which was used in bands like Sonic Youth, Magazine, and Tool.
B&G Guitars has unveiled a new version of their bass model with the Big Sister Crossroads. The Crossroads edition offers the same look and structure at a more affordable price.
Squier has unveiled the Paranormal series, which brings a handful of vintage Fender models back to life as well as creating some new models. The series includes one bass called the Squier Paranormal Jazz Bass ’54.
Fodera has announced they are able to get back to work in their shop, and with that announcement came more news. They’ll now be offering the newly revamped Yin Yang Standard in a five-string version.
MxPx frontman Mike Herrera has a new signature StingRay bass from Ernie Ball Music Man. The bassist has used a StingRay for over 20 years, and now the company says “Herrera’s secret weapon is available to the public.”
Schecter Guitar Research is reintroducing its Ultra Bass series this year that will include a four-string and a five-string model. The 2020 version will feature the company’s original Ultra body shape fitted with EMG TBHZ pickups.