Ibanez has brought back the Iron Label series of instruments including three new guitars and two basses. The metal-inspired instruments come with a stripped-down feature set in all-black finishes.
Ernie Ball Music Man has teamed up with Darkglass Electronics to unveil the DarkRay 4-string Bass. Available in Obsidian Black and Granite Stone finishes, the bass takes the StingRay Special model and fits it with new electronics.
Spector has expanded their line of Bantam basses with a new five-string model. Similar to the four-string, the Bantam 5 Bass has a medium 32-inch scale length and a chambered body. Spector says this delivers a lightweight and comfortable instrument.
G&L Guitars is showing some love for lefty bassists with a new southpaw version of their Tribute Fallout Bass. Originally launched in 2019, the Fallout Bass is a short-scale model loaded with the company’s Magnetic Field Design humbucker.
KLOS Guitars is launching the Apollo Series of electric instruments, including the Apollo Electric Bass. The bass, which comes in standard and Pro versions, features composite technology with a carbon fiber neck.
Sandberg Guitars is celebrating its 35th anniversary with four limited-edition Racing Car Design basses. Each model features racing-inspired finishes that recall “legendary Hollywood movies and today’s race tracks.”
Brubaker Guitars has unveiled a new bass to their lineup called the JXB-USA Standard. Built in the U.S. with locally sourced and sustainably harvested woods, the model is a take on the classic J-Bass.
Alusonic Aluminum Instruments has introduced a new bass model called the PentaFleX 5-string bass special edition, made in collaboration with Alberto Rigoni.
Ernie Ball Music Man has proven it gets funkier by adding to the Joe Dart Signature Bass collection. First is the original Joe Dart bass in an all-new black velvet finish to complement the original natural velvet. Second is the Joe Dart Jr.
Sadowsky has added a Masterbuilt version of the 24-fret Single Cut model to their lineup. Handmade to order in Germany, the basses are crafted from the company’s best hardware and finest woods.
Squier has announced a few changes to its Affinity lineup for 2021 including three new finishes (Lake Placid Blue, Charcoal Frost Metallic, and Burgundy Mist) as well as a new bass: The Squier Affinity Series Jaguar Bass H.
Michael Kelly has expanded its electric bass lineup with the Pinnacle 4-string and 5-string basses. Each of the models are built with a swamp ash body topped with burled poplar in a natural finish.