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Guild Announces B-54CE Standard Acoustic Bass Guitar

Guild Announces B-54CE Standard Acoustic Bass Guitar

As part of their additions to the USA Standard Series, Guild has unveiled the B-54CE Standard acoustic bass guitar. The cutaway bass is built on the company’s jumbo body design and features a solid Sitka spruce top with red spruce bracing, solid maple sides and a unique arched laminated maple back. The body is also bound with Ivoroid. The B-54CE...

Fender Custom Shop Introduces 2012 Bass Models

Fender Custom Shop Introduces 2012 Bass Models

Fender’s Custom Shop has announced two new bass models for 2012, including the 2012 Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro and the 1961 Closet Classic Jazz Bass. Both models are built in the U.S. by Fender’s master builders. According to Fender, the Closet Classic Precision Bass Pro combines “the best of the Precision and Jazz Bass models,” which can be partly...

AC Guitars Introduces Salace Model

AC Guitars Introduces Salace Model

AC Guitars has released a new model, dubbed the “Salace”. Built with the help of Paul Sugden, the bass was intended to be a headless design, but is also available with a headstock. Though AC Guitars builds to suit, this particular Salace is a 6-string bass with a wenge body and Maracarpra top. The neck is made of 7-pieces of...

Fender Announces “Select” Series, Including New Precision and Jazz Bass Models

Fender Announces “Select” Series, Including New Precision and Jazz Bass Models

Fender is kicking off 2012 with the introduction of the Fender Select Series, which they describe as it’s “new top-of-the-production-line best” instruments. The series, which includes new Precision and Jazz Bass models, presents the company’s classic designs with marked upgrades like choice tone woods, quartersawn maple necks with compound-radius fretboards, and specially voiced Select pickups. The Fender Select Precision Bass...

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Sandberg Previews MarloweDK Signature Bass

Sandberg Previews MarloweDK Signature Bass

Thomas Risell, better known as MarloweDK, is one of the most watched bassists on Youtube. His instructional and playalong videos have been viewed more than 22 million times on Youtube, and his lessons here on No Treble are incredibly popular as well. No surprise then, that the bassist caught the attention of Sandberg Guitars, who are developing the MarloweDK Signature...

Kala Expands S-U-B Series with Cherry Burst U-Bass Option

Kala Expands S-U-B Series with Cherry Burst U-Bass Option

Kala has added a new Cherry Burst finish to its S-U-B line of solid body U-Basses. The new bass shares all the characteristics of its brethren, including a solid body, a 21″ scale, a Shadow active pickup system, a 2-band EQ, Hipshot-licensed tuners and proprietary polyurethane strings. Kala, a ukelele company, first introduced the U-Bass in 2009 and has since...

Mike Lull Unveils Jeff Ament JAXT4 Signature Bass

Mike Lull Unveils Jeff Ament JAXT4 Signature Bass

Mike Lull Custom Guitars has announced the Jeff Ament JAXT4 Signature bass, to be available starting in January 2012. The Pearl Jam bassist worked closely with Lull on the specifications of the bass, which is a modified version of Lull’s T4. One of the key features to the JAXT4 is it’s oversized body, which is 20% larger than Lull’s regular...

Squier James Johnston Signature Jazz Bass Available Worldwide in 2012

Squier James Johnston Signature Jazz Bass Available Worldwide in 2012

Squier announced this week that Biffy Clyro bassist James Johnston’s signature Jazz Bass would be available worldwide in 2012. First announced in Fall of 2009, the instrument has thus far only been available only in Europe. Johnston’s signature axe is based on his personal Fender USA Jazz and has a basswood body finished in Lake Placid Blue with a matching...

Le Fay Introduces Fan Fret Version of Pangton Headless Bass

Le Fay Introduces Fan Fret Version of Pangton Headless Bass

Le Fay has released a new fanned fret version of their Pangton headless bass. The bass has a unique bridge, head piece and pickups to accommodate the multi-scale lengths, which range from 35.24” for the B-string and 33.46” for the G-string. Though the design is quite unique, the German bass company says it’s easy to adjust to. “Soon this bass...

G&L Introduces M-Series Basses

G&L Introduces M-Series Basses

Thirty years after the introduction of their flagship L-2000 model, G&L has unveiled their new M-series basses. The M-2000 and M2500 both build upon their predecessor, which was first designed by Leo Fender in 1981, and aim to be more flexible while retaining the same attitude. The M-series basses still feature dual MFD humbuckers, but the pickups have been voiced...