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Spector Unveils ReBop MM Basses

Spector Unveils ReBop MM Basses

Spector has expanded its ReBop family for basses with the ReBop4 MM and ReBop5 MM. While keeping many of the same traits as their predecessors, the new models are equipped with an EMG-HZ MM passive dual coil pickup. They also introduce maple fingerboards with black Spector inlays and a trans blue stain matte body finish. As with the rest of...

Birdsong Guitars Introduces Embrace Fretless Bass

Birdsong Guitars Introduces Embrace Fretless Bass

Custom shop Birdsong Guitars has introduced a new fretless model called the Embrace. The bass, which was prototyped over several years, is a 32? scale fretless neck-through with a single passive soapbar. Described as a “working man’s electric fretless”, the bass is handmade in Texas yet streamlined to offer a price most everyone can reach. Birdsong will be making Embraces...

Fender Introduces CB-100CE Acoustic Bass Guitar

Fender Introduces CB-100CE Acoustic Bass Guitar

Fender has upped their acoustic bass game this summer with the CB-100CE. The dreadnought cutaway bass sports a spruce top with scalloped X bracing and mother-of-pearl acrylic rosette. The mahogany neck’s profile is styled after that of a Jazz Bass and has a dual-action truss rod for proper adjustments. Its bridge is rosewood and has compensated saddle. For further flexibility,...

Fender Custom Shop Unveils Limited Edition Relic La Cabronita “Boracho” Bass

Fender Custom Shop Unveils Limited Edition Relic La Cabronita “Boracho” Bass

Fender’s Custom Shop has unveiled their 2012 Limited Edition Models, including the Limited Edition Relic La Cabronita “Boracho” Bass. Bringing together elements of the Porazzo and its sister Boracha, the Boracho sports a reversed Jazzmaster body with added mass. Couple that with a custom T.V. Jones Thunderblade pickup and you get what Fender says is a “very unique and LOUD...

G&L Introduces Tribute Series M-2000 and M-2500 Basses

G&L Introduces Tribute Series M-2000 and M-2500 Basses

Late last year, G&L upgraded their flagship bass line with the M-2000 and M-2500 basses. Now the company has announced Tribute Series versions of the instruments, which offer the models at lower price points. Both the 4- and 5-string basses come in two different configurations of either a honeyburst over swamp ash body with a rosewood fingerboard or gloss black...

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Eastwood Introduces 34? Scale Airline Map Bass

Eastwood Introduces 34? Scale Airline Map Bass

Eastwood Guitars has had a busy summer. Rounding out their new retro releases is a 34? scale version of their Airline Map bass. A tribute to the 1962 National Newport Guitar, the new full-scale bass comes in Seafoam Green and is equipped with D’Addario Chrome flats. Similar to their 30? scale version, the bass features a tone chambered mahogany body,...

Bass on a Budget: 12 Basses Under $500

Bass on a Budget: 12 Basses Under $500

We see and cover a ton of basses here at No Treble (I know, tough life). And while the features are often as varied as they get, they also vary wildly on price. Many basses today are topping the $5,000 mark. Some by a lot. We hear more about price from readers when the basses hit these upper ranges than...

Eastwood Adds Hurricane Bass to Lineup

Eastwood Adds Hurricane Bass to Lineup

Eastwood continues their bass lineup expansion with the addition of the Hurricane Bass. The Hurricane joins the recently announced Stormbird, offering a new 4-stringer based on the 1965 Magnatone Hurricane and bringing together elements of P and Tele basses. The Hurricane’s body is basswood, finished in a classic Sunburst matched with a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. Building upon the...

Bob Daisley Debuts Black Beauty Signature Series Bass

Bob Daisley Debuts Black Beauty Signature Series Bass

Bass legend Bob Daisley has teamed up with Mad Music Management to create his new Black Beauty Signature Bass, designed by the bassist himself and built in Italy by the luthiers at Utopia Custom Shop. Daisley went all out with the concept, which includes two interchangeable pickup drawers that essentially make it two basses in one. The first pickup is...

AC Guitars Introduces Skelf R Type Bass and ACG EQ03 Preamp

AC Guitars Introduces Skelf R Type Bass and ACG EQ03 Preamp

AC Guitars has done it again with the Skelf R Type, a new model designed to be used with a fanned fret board with the scale running from 36? to 33?. Built by luthier Alan Cringean, the custom basses are available in a variety of exotic and domestic woods. The bass also includes the new exclusive ACG EQ03 dual filter...

Eastwood Introduces Stormbird Bass

Eastwood Introduces Stormbird Bass

Eastwood has issued the Stormbird, a bass with vintage-vibe and a Metallic Blue finish that conjures images of surf rock. The 34? scale bass sports a basswood body, set maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. The Stormbird is equipped with a pair of humbuckers with a three-way selector switch, and volume and tone controls for dialing in your tone. Other...

G&L Unveils 2012 Special Collection with Three Limited Edition Basses

G&L Unveils 2012 Special Collection with Three Limited Edition Basses

G&L has announced their 2012 Special Collection, which includes three new limited edition basses. The lineup takes some of the company’s existing models and gives them a new “Nearly Naked” (NENA) finish in a Honey Ale color. G&L’s NENA is a super thin finish that uses a proprietary finishing technique for a naturally balanced appearance while staying durable. The basses...