Fender has reissued the Aerodyne Special line of guitars and basses, including a Precision and a Jazz model in the lineup. The Japanese-made instruments introduce new colors for the models.
Every once in a while, a special piece of history pops up for sale on Reverb. The online gear platform has put the spotlight on a real gem - a 1966 Fender P-Bass was previously owned by The Who’s John Entwistle.
Solar Guitars has expanded its model lineup again, including the AB2.4CAR and AB2.5MBL basses. The basses are built around the company’s Type AB bass with a few specific features.
Ernie Ball Music Man has refreshed the Short Scale StingRay with a limited edition, including five new finishes. The 30-inch scale basses will come in Candy Man, Plum Crazy, Burnt Ends, Silver Shadow, and Vincent Blue colors.
Fodera has once again expanded their Standard series. The Monarch 5 Standard is described as blending aesthetics, playability, and reliability with a different tonal palette from the line.
Orange Amplification has updated their O Bass for 2022. Originally launched in 2015, the bass retains all of its same mojo with improved characteristics.
Cort has once again expanded their bass lineup with a pair of new models called the GB-Modern 4 and GB-Modern 5. They call the four and five-string basses a blend of “timeless design and modernized features.”
Modern Vintage Guitars has expanded its lineup with the MVJ5-75, which is the company’s first five-string offering. Based on a ‘70s style, the bass comes in several configurations of colors and fingerboard choices.
Sandberg Guitars and BassTheWorld.com’s Gregor Fris have teamed up to release a special series based on his original Sandberg TT4 Passive Masterpiece Aged bass.
Late last year, Fodera revealed a new signature bass for Ryan Martinie of Mudvayne and Soften the Glare. Now they’ve extended the model to their standard line with the Ryan Martinie Blondie Standard.
Gibson has unveiled a new signature bass with former Pantera and Down bassist Rex Brown. The custom Thunderbird comes with a mahogany neck and body featuring a slimmer neck profile and a Drop D Xtender.
La Bella’s Olinto line of basses has grown with the introduction of the J5, a five-string Jazz-style bass. Handmade in Brooklyn, the bass is described as maintaining the spirit of a pre-CBS instrument.