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  • NS Design Unveils NS Bass Guitar at NAMM 2012

    NS Design Unveils NS Bass Guitar at NAMM 2012

    Ned Steinberger and company introduced the latest addition to the NS Design bass line with a new headless bass guitar design. The NS Bass Guitar features a new “patented self-clamping tuning system” that allows for using regular single-ball type strings. As you tighten the tuner, it clamps onto the string; loosening the tuner detunes the... »

  • Parker Guitars Introduces New Maxx Fly Bass

    Parker Guitars Introduces New Maxx Fly Bass

    Parker Guitars announced their newest bass, the Maxx Fly Bass at the NAMM show earlier this month, one the company says is the “culmination of Parker Guitars’ finest work in a bass.” The new Maxx Fly sports a swamp ash body with Parker’s trademark carbon glass epoxy wrap. Electronics include an EMG P-style split-neck pickup... »

  • Dingwall Unveils Super P Bass at NAMM 2012

    Dingwall Unveils Super P Bass at NAMM 2012

    Dingwall Guitars showcased a modern take on a classic design at the NAMM Show this year with the introduction of the Super P. Sporting the Novax Fanned-fret System, the bass features a multi-laminate neck for increased stability and decreased dead spots while the body is balanced by thickness for better weight distribution and increased resonance.... »

  • Peavey Unveils Cirrus Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass

    Peavey Unveils Cirrus Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass

    Peavey’s NAMM product announcements included the all-new Cirrus Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass, incorporating elements of the rock veteran’s original signature bass and their Cirrus line. The 35″ scale bass features neck-through construction with maple neck and mahogany stringers. Graphite reinforcement and a dual expanding truss ensure a sturdy neck, while Rudy’s signature snake-eye inlays serve... »

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  • Lakland Reintroduces Darryl Jones Signature Bass

    Lakland Reintroduces Darryl Jones Signature Bass

    Lakland has reintroduced the Darryl Jones Signature bass in both US and Skyline models. Jones, who originally commissioned a bass in 1985, has played with the Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Sting, and many more. While the bass’s body shape is similar to the company’s Vintage J 44-60 and 55-60 models, the new signature model offers... »

  • Washburn Expands on Stu Hamm Signature Series Line of Basses

    Washburn Expands on Stu Hamm Signature Series Line of Basses

    Last year’s NAMM Show brought the debut of the Washburn Stu Hamm Signature Hammer bass, and as a follow-up this year the company has introduced a fretless version of the bass as well as the rest of the Stu Hamm Electric Bass Series. The SHBH3FLTSS completely follows suit with the fretted version and features a... »

  • Fodera Introduces Matt Garrison Standard Bass

    Fodera Introduces Matt Garrison Standard Bass

    Fodera expanded its Standard series at NAMM this year with the Matt Garrison Standard. As with the other Standard models, the company says the bass comes in a single configuration to keep the price point and wait time down versus the artist models. Built for speed, the new model came to existence after Garrison decided... »

  • Höfner Reissues Updated Shorty Bass

    Höfner Reissues Updated Shorty Bass

    Höfner has reintroduced the Shorty Bass, a model they ran in the 1980’s featuring an extremely short scale and body. The updated version bumps the scale up from 28″ to 30″ for easier playability, as well as utilizing better string spacing, similar to that found on their trademark Violin Bass. Available in black, the Shorty... »

  • Ritter Instruments Introduces R8-Singlecut Bass

    Ritter Instruments Introduces R8-Singlecut Bass

    Jens Ritter has introduced the R8-Singlecut, a new design featuring a single cutaway and bolt-on construction. The new instrument also introduces the luthier’s new C-3-S electronics, an active/passive switchable 3-Band EQ with custom adjustable frequencies and integrated boost, all controllable by the bassist. The new model was debuted with four pieces, and though each has... »

  • Lairat to Unveil Sirya Model at NAMM

    Lairat to Unveil Sirya Model at NAMM

    Luthier Paul Lairat will be debuting a new model at the NAMM Show, named the Sirya. The radically designed body incorporates five types of wood, as the sides are made of walnut, mahogany, maple and ebony while the body itself can be either wenge, maple and mahogany or maple, walnut and mahogany. The laminate neck... »