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ESP Adds to LTD B-Series Bass Guitars
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ESP Adds to LTD B-Series Bass Guitars

In addition to their new LTD J-Series basses, ESP has introduced two new basses to their LTD B-Series: The B-50FM and B-55FM. The 4- and 5-string models share the qualities of their siblings, but are distinguished by their flamed maple tops. Available in three different sunburst finishes, the flamed maple top covers the basswood body. The maple neck features a...

Fender Introduces Bronco 40 Bass Amp
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Fender Introduces Bronco 40 Bass Amp

Fender has introduced the Bronco 40, a bass amplifier with built-in effects and amp modeling. The 1×10 combo also includes Fender’s FUSE software and USB connectivity, allowing it to function as an audio interface with DAWs as well as tweak and swap presets online. Rated at 40 watts, the amp has 24 on-board presets using 8 amp models including the...

G&L Introduces Limited Edition Korina Collection ASAT Bass
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G&L Introduces Limited Edition Korina Collection ASAT Bass

G&L has unveiled a new special run of instruments called the Korina Collection. Limited to 100 pieces for each model, the company explains that Korina was chosen for its tone and collector’s value. Holding down the bottom end of the line is Korina Collection ASAT Bass. As with the Korina Collection guitars, the ASAT Bass features a 2-piece Korina body...

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Brian May Announces Bass Guitar Model
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Brian May Announces Bass Guitar Model

Queen fans get ready: House Music has unveiled the Brian May Bass. The guitarist (we won’t hold that against him) gave the low-end treatment to his infamous 6-string called the Red Special, which he made with his father as a kid. Finished in Cherry Red, the “Fat Bottomed” bass is a medium 31.5” scale instrument, featuring a bound mahogany body...

Kala Introduces S-U-B U-Bass Series
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Kala Introduces S-U-B U-Bass Series

Kala has unveiled their newest line of bass ukuleles dubbed the Subductive Series. The basses are solid body versions of their U-Basses, available at a lower price point than the company’s U.S.-made counterparts. The Subductive Series Solid Body U-Bass (aka the S-U-B) gets its name from the “phenomenon when one tectonic plate dives underneath another and creates a deep spot...

Lakland Introduces New Skyline Model Basses
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Lakland Introduces New Skyline Model Basses

Lakland has announced new Skyline versions of their 44-51 and 44-AJ models. The Skyline series is manufactured overseas, then shipped to Lakland’s Chicago shop for final inspection. The Skyline 44-51 is a vintage styled bass, featuring a USA made Neo Punch split single coil pickup. The slab ash body is finished in butterscotch and has vintage round neck profile with...

Radial Engineering Announces Reamp JCR
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Radial Engineering Announces Reamp JCR

Earlier this year, Radial Engineering bought John Cuniberti’s Reamp business including the rights to the manufacture the Reamp – a piece of studio equipment that allows you to take pre-recorded tracks and re-record them through your bass or guitar amp. As such, Radial has unveiled the Reamp JCR, a passive Reamper that employs the original circuit design by Cuniberti with...

Empress Effects Introduces Compressor Pedal
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Empress Effects Introduces Compressor Pedal

Empress Effects has released a new analog compressor pedal, which brings the stompbox closer to studio gear status through the addition of more controls. Designed for both bass and guitar, the Empress Compressor also strays from 3-knob compressors by being “truly transparent.” The pedal’s controls include those found on a pro compressor: Attack, Release and Ratio, which is a switch...

SD Curlee Brand Revived With New Bass Guitar
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SD Curlee Brand Revived With New Bass Guitar

The S.D. Curlee bass, made popular in the 1970’s, has been reborn at the hands of Birdsong Guitars’ Scott Beckwith. Once described as the “poor man’s Alembic,” the S.D. Curlee brand went under in 1982 after business decisions that led to key members leaving. The new SD Curlee Classic is a new take on the original Randy Dritz design, featuring...

ESP Unveils LTD J-Series Basses at Summer NAMM 2011
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ESP Unveils LTD J-Series Basses at Summer NAMM 2011

For Summer NAMM 2011, ESP Guitars has unveiled the LTD J series basses, including the J-204 and J-205 models. Built for quality while “remaining within a budget,” the basses are designed with a classic style. The J-204 and J-205 (4- and 5-string, respectively) feature alder bodies, maple necks, and rosewood fingerboards. The old school look is rounded out with retro...