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Epiphone Announces Newport and El Capitan Basses

Epiphone Announces Newport and El Capitan Basses

Epiphone is launching two new bass offerings for 2023 with the Newport Bass and the El Capitan J-200 Studio Bass. Both take their cues from vintage instruments.

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Ibanez Introduces Two New Singlecut BTB Models

Ibanez Introduces Two New Singlecut BTB Models

Ibanez has two new singlecut BTBs this year with the BTB865SC and BTB866SC. The neck-through basses are five and six-string models, respectively, and have a new wood combination.

Dingwall Unveils Kyle Konkiel Signature Combustion Bass

Dingwall Unveils Kyle Konkiel Signature Combustion Bass

Dingwall Guitars has unveiled a new model to its signature line with the Kyle Konkiel Signature Combustion. The Bad Wolves bassist’s new 5-string sports a killer purple and green color-shift finish.

Fender Releases Gold Foil Jazz Bass

Fender Releases Gold Foil Jazz Bass

Fender has unveiled the Gold Foil Collection, which was inspired by the garage rock bands of the sixties and the instruments they played. The three-piece set includes one bass called the Gold Foil Jazz Bass.

Ibanez Revamps SR1350B Basses for 2023

Ibanez Revamps SR1350B Basses for 2023

Ibanez has revealed three new SR1350B models to its SR Premium line for 2023. The four, five, and six-string versions of the bass now sport a new top and finish for a refreshed look.

Grez Guitars Introduces the Mendocino Long Scale Bass

Grez Guitars Introduces the Mendocino Long Scale Bass

After releasing the Mendocino short-scale bass last year, Grez Guitars has unveiled a new long-scale version of the model. The bass has the same design features as its predecessors, including a mahogany body topped with salvaged old-growth Redwood, a mahogany neck, and an ebony fingerboard. “Like all the instruments in the Mendocino line, this bass is inspired by the funky...

Ibanez Introduces First Fretless EHB Model, the EHB1005F

Ibanez Introduces First Fretless EHB Model, the EHB1005F

Ibanez has added a new model to their headless EHB basses with the EHB1005F, a five-string that marks the first fretless bass of the series.

Ibanez Unveils SRC6MS Multi-Scale Crossover Bass

Ibanez Unveils SRC6MS Multi-Scale Crossover Bass

Ibanez’s Bass Workshop series is an avenue for the company to try out different design aspects. This year they’re adding to the lineup with the SRC6MS Multi-Scale Crossover Bass.

Ibanez Introduces Five-String Electric Upright Bass

Ibanez Introduces Five-String Electric Upright Bass

Ibanez got into the electric upright bass game in 2018 with the Upswing. Now they’ve added to the series with a five-string model called the UB805.

Best of 2022: The Top 10 Basses

Best of 2022: The Top 10 Basses

Over the course of 2022, we covered a lot of new bass models. Here are the top 10 reader favorites, based on article views.

Fender Japan Announces Limited Run Elemental Series

Fender Japan Announces Limited Run Elemental Series

Fender Japan has unveiled the Elemental Series, calling it a line that considers the demands of modern players to balance specs and pricing. It includes one bass, the Elemental Jazz Bass.

Charvel Unveils Frank Bello Signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Bass PJ IV

Charvel Unveils Frank Bello Signature Pro-Mod So-Cal Bass PJ IV

After unveiling a custom shop signature bass earlier this year, Charvel has introduced a production line bass for Anthrax and Helmet bassist Frank Bello.