LeCompte Electric Basses has introduced two new bass models for 2023 with the P-31 and the J-31. Named after their shorter 31.18-inch scale lengths, the basses were dreamed up with the collision of two classic instruments.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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’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 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.
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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.