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Kala Introduces Five New U-Basses for 2012

Kala Introduces Five New U-Basses for 2012

Kala increased their U-Bass lineup with the addition of five new models of the 21″ scale basses. The new models include Sunburst, Gloss Black, Solid Spruce Top HH (Hutch Hutchinson Model), Spalted Maple, and Exotic Mahogany. The Sunburst, Gloss Black, and Solid Spruce Top HH basses all feature solid spruce tops with mahogany back and sides. The Hutch Hutchinson model...

Schecter Introduces Dale Stewart Avenger Bass

Schecter Introduces Dale Stewart Avenger Bass

Seether bassist Dale Stewart’s Signature Avenger Bass was released by Schecter this year at NAMM. Sporting a black finish, the bass features a contoured mahogany body, 3-piece maple neck, a rosewood fingerboard, and a reverse headstock. The bass has creme binding on the neck and headstock while the fingerboard is adorned with tribal bug inlays and a dragon inlay at...

Ibanez Introduces Revamped Sharlee D’Angelo Model at NAMM 2012

Ibanez Introduces Revamped Sharlee D’Angelo Model at NAMM 2012

Ibanez rolled out a ton of new basses at NAMM this year, including an updated version of the SDB Sharlee D’Angelo signature bass with a white flat finish and cosmo black hardware. Inspired by the company’s Iceman model, the Arch Enemy bassist’s axe features neck-through construction, a Mono-Rail IV bridge, and comes factory-tuned to drop-C. The SDB2 is built with...

ESP Announces Three New LTD Signature Models at NAMM

ESP Announces Three New LTD Signature Models at NAMM

In addition to the new Frank Bello basses announced earlier, ESP has unveiled three more signature models for Whitechapel’s Gabe Crisp, Suicide Silence’s Danny Kenny, and Pancho Tomaseli of War and PHILM. Each of the new models are under the company’s LTD banner. Gabe Crisp’s GC-4 signature bass is a customized Viper with neck-through construction, a mahogany body, maple neck,...

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Fernandes Introduces Triturador Deluxe Bass

Fernandes Introduces Triturador Deluxe Bass

Fernandes introduced the Triturador Deluxe Bass at NAMM this year. Inspired and co-designed by Carcass bassist Jeff Walker, the 4-string bass comes in black and snow white finishes with a lightning bolt graphic. The Triturador Deluxe features set neck-thru construction with a mahogany body, maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard inlaid with symbols from Carcass’s Tools of the Trade EP....

Dean Guitars Puts John Entwistle Spider Signature Bass Into Production

Dean Guitars Puts John Entwistle Spider Signature Bass Into Production

After launching a limited run of last year, Dean Guitars is now making a production model of the John Entwistle Spider. The Ox’s newest signature bass features an angular body and comes in a Classic Black finish with Silver Web graphics. The bass’s body is made of alder, while the set mahogany neck is topped with an ebony fingerboard. Pearl...

Warwick Unveils Jack Bruce Survivor and Jimmy Earl Signature Basses

Warwick Unveils Jack Bruce Survivor and Jimmy Earl Signature Basses

Warwick introduced a pair of Signature basses at NAMM this year for former Cream bassist Jack Bruce and jazz bassist Jimmy Earl. The new instruments are hand-crafted in Germany and each come with individually issued certificates of authenticity. Based on their previous CRB model, the new Jack Bruce Survivor bass features neck-through construction with a mahogany body and neck. The...

B.C. Rich Unveils Two New Basses for 2012

B.C. Rich Unveils Two New Basses for 2012

B.C. Rich rolled out a pair of new basses for NAMM 2012: the Widow 4 Bass and the Greg Weeks Signature Bass. The 2012 Widow 4 bass is a 4-string version of their existing WMD Widow. With a radical body shape and red pinstripes, the bass is designed to resemble the killer Black Widow spider. It features neck-through construction with...

ESP Introduces Frank Bello Signature and LTD FB-4 Basses

ESP Introduces Frank Bello Signature and LTD FB-4 Basses

ESP has unveiled a pair of new Frank Bello Signature basses at NAMM this year. The new ESP Frank Bello Bass and ESP LTD FB-4 models are based on the company’s Vintage-4, but customized to the Anthrax bassist’s liking. Both versions share the same specifications, though they are built in different factories and carry different price points. The new Bello...

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 string and eventually releases it....