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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...

Overwater Introduces Scott Devine Signature Series Bass

Overwater Introduces Scott Devine Signature Series Bass

Overwater Basses have unveiled the first of their new line of signature instruments- the Scott Devine Signature Series Bass. Devine, who has performed with Georgie Fame, The Four Tops, Spyro Gyra and more, worked with the UK-based company to design the 5-string bass, which is strung with a high C. Devine’s signature bass features bolt-on construction and a 33” scale...

Aristides’ New and Unique Arium “050” Bass Now Available

Aristides’ New and Unique Arium “050” Bass Now Available

Dutch instrument maker Aristides has released their newest bass, the 050. The 050 is a 5-string bass with a unique design which sets it apart from most: it is made of Arium, a synthetic tone material created for maximum sustain and resonance. The body and neck are all one piece molded from the material. The 34″ scale instrument features a...

Jens Ritter Unveils LaMarquis Jefferson Signature Bass, “The Bone”

Jens Ritter Unveils LaMarquis Jefferson Signature Bass, “The Bone”

German luthier Jens Ritter has just announced a new model to his Artist Series. The Bone was designed with bassist/producer LaMarquis Jefferson, whose credits include bass lines for OutKast, Goodie Mob, Society of Soul, TLC and more. “The Bone” features a German Alder body, a three-piece maple bolt-on neck, and a maple fingerboard, all decked out in white. THe Carrara...

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Gibson Releases Flying V Bass

Gibson Releases Flying V Bass

In conjunction with the release of the new Explorer Bass, Gibson has introduced a new Flying V Bass. With a 30.5″ scale, the bass is a “mean and meaty” instrument that the company says perfect for players with shorter arms and hands, as well as beginners, students, and those more familiar with six-string guitar lengths. The Flying V body is...

Gibson USA Releases New Explorer Bass

Gibson USA Releases New Explorer Bass

Gibson has added a new Explorer Bass model for their USA line. The solid mahogany bass takes its body shape from the original Explorer guitar, first introduced in 1958, and comes in a Silverburst finish. The Gibson Explorer Bass has a full 34″ scale and features a glued-in, quarter-sawn maple neck with a Preciosa fingerboard. The Explorer’s electronics are a...

Veillette Introduces Cutaway Acoustic Bass

Veillette Introduces Cutaway Acoustic Bass

Veillette has introduced a cutaway version of their acoustic bass, which itself is designed after their acoustic guitar line. Available in 4 or 5-string models, the Veillette Cutaway Acoustic Bass has a 34” scale, with a body that measures 17” wide and 5.5” deep. The instrument is described as “clear, big and strong-sounding.” Each Veillette is handmade in Woodstock, New...

AC Guitars Introduces Tefano SS Short Scale Bass

AC Guitars Introduces Tefano SS Short Scale Bass

AC Guitars has introduced the ACG Tefano SS, a new short scale bass with a single-cut design. The new model has a 31.5” scale with features modified to suit to the smaller size. As with other models in the ACG line, the bass is handcrafted by Scottish luthier Alan Cringean with a variety of options including woods and electronics. The...