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Fender Unveils the Player II Series Basses

Fender Unveils the Player II Series Basses

Since Fender launched the Player Series basses in 2018, it’s been one of their most successful lines. They expanded on it with the Player Plus models, but now they’ve revamped it with the Player II Series.

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Squier Adds Active Jazz Models and 6-String to Affinity Series Basses

Squier Adds Active Jazz Models and 6-String to Affinity Series Basses

Fender has expanded the Squier Affinity Series with three new basses: the Affinity Active Jazz Bass, the Active Jazz Bass V, and the Jazz Bass VI. The entry-level lineup makes it easier for bassists to acquire an active bass and a six-string.

Cort Introduces Artisan C Deluxe Basses

Cort Introduces Artisan C Deluxe Basses

Cort has added to its Artisan line of basses with the C4 and C5 Deluxe. The Artisan C Deluxe model, available in four- and five-string versions, is built with bolt-on construction and features a lightweight poplar body, a hard maple neck, and a 24-fret jatoba fingerboard.

Ernie Ball Music Man Announces 2024 Bongo Collection

Ernie Ball Music Man Announces 2024 Bongo Collection

Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled the 2024 Bongo Bass Collection, which includes four-, five-, and six-string models. Each bass model includes stainless steel frets and is available in four colors: Stealth Black, Titan Gray, Blood Orange, and Mantis Green.

Kala Updates the California U-Bass for 2024

Kala Updates the California U-Bass for 2024

A decade after its introduction, Kala’s California U-Bass is getting a facelift. The solid-body, ukulele-sized bass has been updated to a “more adjustable version of the instrument that maintains its stylistic and tonal integrity.”

Solar Guitars Introduces the Type E Bass

Solar Guitars Introduces the Type E Bass

Ola Englund’s Solar Guitars has so far only had one bass style, but they’ve just fixed that the introduction of the Type E Bass. Available in four or five-string versions, they call the new axe “the most brutal bass ever crafted.”

Harley Benton Introduces Highly Affordable MV Series Basses

Harley Benton Introduces Highly Affordable MV Series Basses

Harley Benton has added a new line of basses called the MV series, which includes six models that take their cues from the P-Bass, the Jazz, and the Mustang. As with most of the company’s offerings, the new basses aim to be available at prices ranging between $207 and $225.

Abasi Concepts Launches the Larada 5 Bass

Abasi Concepts Launches the Larada 5 Bass

Animals as Leaders guitarist Tosin Abasi launched Abasi Concepts to further his vision of ergonomic instruments. After showing a prototype several years ago, the company has introduced the first commercially available Larada Bass.

Spector Launches Doug Wimbish USA Signature Basses

Spector Launches Doug Wimbish USA Signature Basses

At NAMM this year, we got a sneak peek of Doug Wimbish’s signature basses from the Spector USA Custom Shop. Now, the DW-4 and DW-5 have been officially launched.

Alberto Rigoni Announces Signature Bass by Gaetano Costanzo

Alberto Rigoni Announces Signature Bass by Gaetano Costanzo

Alberto Rigoni has teamed up with luthier Gaetano Costanzo to create a signature bass called the VPR5. Handmade in Italy, the bass is a five-string with 30 frets and a Seymour Duncan MM-style pickup.

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils 2024 DarkRay Collection

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils 2024 DarkRay Collection

Music Man has revamped the DarkRay for 2024 with two new finishes for both the four- and five-string models. The bass, crafted in partnership with Darkglass Electronics, will come in Dark Rainbow and Gold Bar colorways.

Eastwood Guitars Teams with Seye Adelekan for the Classic 5 Seye Signature Bass

Eastwood Guitars Teams with Seye Adelekan for the Classic 5 Seye Signature Bass

Eastwood Guitars has teamed up with Gorillaz bassist Seye Adelekan for the Classic 5 Seye Signature Bass.