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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...

Fodera Reveals James Genus Emperor 5 Elite Bass

Fodera Reveals James Genus Emperor 5 Elite Bass

Fodera has teamed up with bassist James Genus to release a new signature model of their Emperor 5 Elite bass. Genus, who has worked with the top names in jazz and is currently the house bassist for Saturday Night Live, worked with the company to make the bass comfortable and tonally versatile. “The James Genus Signature Emperor is designed to...

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Ball Family Reserve Bongo 6HH Bass in Grabber Green

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Ball Family Reserve Bongo 6HH Bass in Grabber Green

Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled the Ball Family Reserve series for August. The lineup for this month includes two guitars plus one bass: the Bongo 6HH in Grabber Green. “The Ernie Ball Music Man Ball Family Reserve series is a celebration of our heritage in instrument craftsmanship,” the company writes. “These rare pieces are offered in limited production runs...

Eastwood Guitars Announces Modern Version of Klira Beatle Bass

Eastwood Guitars Announces Modern Version of Klira Beatle Bass

Eastwood Guitars is reviving another unique vintage bass through their custom shop. The Klira Beatle Bass was a take on the Hofner bass made famous by Paul McCartney. “Through the 1960’s there were many variants of the popular Hofner Beatle Bass coming out of Japan and around the world,” Eastwood writes. “Our favorite was this Klira version – made in...

Amorite Guitars Announces First Bass Model: The Kothar

Amorite Guitars Announces First Bass Model: The Kothar

Amorite Guitars has introduced their first bass model called the Kothar. The bass was two years in the making and will be available alongside other Amorite instruments. Designed in part with bassist Omar Harb, the Kothar features neck-through construction with a five-piece maple and walnut neck with an asymmetric profile. Its neck is also reinforced by carbon fiber rods in...

Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Basses Now Shipping

Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Basses Now Shipping

Earlier this year, Ernie Ball Music Man announced they were revamping their flagship Stingray bass. Now the Stingray Special is shipping. The model, which was originally released in 1976, has been reimagined with a host of new features while retaining its identity. The body has been contoured and the neck joint has been sculpted for improved access to the upper...

Maurizio ?ber Basses Introduces the Fretless-Only M?B-F Model

Maurizio ?ber Basses Introduces the Fretless-Only M?B-F Model

Maurizio ?ber Basses, aka M?B, has unveiled a new model called the M?B-F, a fretless-only bass they say was designed from the ground up to be “a true fretless bass as opposed to a bass without frets.” “A fretless bass is a different instrument. It is played differently, with more attention to nuances and subtleties, with fewer boundaries and a...

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Fender Introduces Flea Signature Jazz Bass Active Model

Fender Introduces Flea Signature Jazz Bass Active Model

Fender used the Summer NAMM Show to unveil a host of new instruments, including a new signature bass with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. It’s his second bass with the company after they released a Jazz model two years ago. “Our artist signature active bass with Flea was designed to complement the Shell Pink Flea Jazz Bass — a...

Squier Expands Contemporary Series with New Jazz Basses

Squier Expands Contemporary Series with New Jazz Basses

Squier’s Contemporary Series got a little bigger at the Summer NAMM Show this year with the introduction of three new Jazz Basses: the Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH, the Contemporary Active Jazz Bass HH V, and the Contemporary Jazz Bass. Notably, the four and five-string active models offer a more modern take on the Jazz Bass with a set of...

Reverend Guitars Announces Meshell Ndegeocello Fellowship Bass in New Finish

Reverend Guitars Announces Meshell Ndegeocello Fellowship Bass in New Finish

Four years ago, bassist Meshell Ndegeocello teamed up with Reverend Guitars to unveil a signature instrument called the Fellowship Bass. Now the jet black instrument will be available in a new red, black, and green color scheme. Ndegeocello chose the design in honor of Lumumba, the African leader credited with freeing The Congo from Belgium in 1960. A portion of...