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Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Backlund Rockerbox Bass

Eastwood Custom Shop Unveils the Backlund Rockerbox Bass

Eastwood Guitars has unveiled the latest bass from their custom shop, which is the Backlund Rockerbox bass. Designed by John Backlund, the bass carries the same “retro-futuristic” design as the artist’s guitars that are already in production. The medium-scale, semi-hollow basses are built with maple for the body and fingerboard while the neck is mahogany. They come in red, blue,...

Sire Guitars Unveils 2nd Generation Marcus Miller Basses

Sire Guitars Unveils 2nd Generation Marcus Miller Basses

Sire Guitars has announced several major upgrades to their Marcus Miller line of bass guitars ranging from the pickups to the serial number system. Nearly every bass they make has been upgraded in some way. The biggest change is in the second generation pickups, which applies to the V7, V7 Vintage, V9, P7, M7, and V3 models. Sire writes that...

Fender Introduces Limited Edition Midnight Hour Precision Bass

Fender Introduces Limited Edition Midnight Hour Precision Bass

Fender recently produced a short film called “Artform” with producers Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, also known as The Midnight Hour. The mini-doc highlights the duo’s musical journey through the lens of hip-hop. To celebrate the collaboration, Fender also released the Limited Edition Midnight Hour Precision Bass. The new bass takes its cues from the ’60s era with a...

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Elrick Bass Guitars Unveil the Icon Bass

Elrick Bass Guitars Unveil the Icon Bass

At this year’s Winter NAMM Show, luthier Rob Elrick showed us a new prototype he was working on that paid homage to a classic bass design. Now that instrument has come to fruition as the Elrick Icon Bass, which adds modern updates to an industry standard. “The Elrick Handcarved Icon Gold Series bass features bolt-on neck construction with a body...

Cort Guitars Introduces the Vintage-Styled GB54P Bass

Cort Guitars Introduces the Vintage-Styled GB54P Bass

Cort’s GB Series has a new member: the GB54P bass. The bass pays tribute to the classic P-style bass with vintage features including an alder body, a 9.45” fingerboard radius, a 20-fret hard maple neck, and its pickup. “The GB54P’s vintage-style VTB-P pickup produces the timeless P-style bass sound that launched a musical revolution,” Cort states. “The resulting tone is...

Fodera Unveils Masterbuilt Prairie Bass

Fodera Unveils Masterbuilt Prairie Bass

Fodera has unveiled the latest in their Masterbuilt series with the Prairie, a one-of-a-kind bass that draws its design features from the late 19th- and early 20th-century architectural style known as “Prairie School.” “Noted for its horizontal lines, symmetry, and use of color to compliment the surrounding landscape, the “Prairie School” style and design was most identified in the homes...

Reverend Guitars Unveils Lefty Mike Watt Signature Bass

Reverend Guitars Unveils Lefty Mike Watt Signature Bass

Mike Watt’s signature Wattplower bass from Reverend Guitars is now available in a left-handed version, the company has announced. The limited run was created as a gift for another punk rock legend. “Mike Watt wanted to have one made as a gift for Iggy Pop – a left-handed player,” they write. “Reverend Guitars saw this as an opportunity to make...

Ibanez Reintroduces Artcore AFB200 and AGB200 Basses

Ibanez Reintroduces Artcore AFB200 and AGB200 Basses

Ibanez has reintroduced their Artcore series bass models with the AFB200 and the AGB200. The hollow body, short-scale basses each carry an old school vibe with a different tonal palette to separate them. “The AFB200 is geared towards the traditionalist; the player after a huge, warm bass tone perfect for Jazz, Blues, or acoustic sets,” Ibanez explains. “The AGB200 is...

Fodera Adds Emperor-J 5 To Standard Classic Bass Series

Fodera Adds Emperor-J 5 To Standard Classic Bass Series

Fodera has added a five-string version of their Emperor-J to the Standard Classic line. The retro-styled instrument can be ordered in two different layouts to represent the tones of different eras. “The Emperor-J 5 is available in either a 60’s jazz-style configuration of an Alder body/ Rosewood FB with its pickups in 60’s location or in a 70’s jazz-style configuration...

AC Guitars Unveils the Micro Krell Bass Guitar

AC Guitars Unveils the Micro Krell Bass Guitar

AC Guitars has scaled down their Krell model with the new Micro Krell, a bass featuring a tiny 26.5-inch scale while still being tuned as a normal bass. Luthier Alan Cringean created the model out of a bit of exploration. “It started out as an experiment using a Krell guitar body I had in the workshop to find out just...