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Old School: 1960’s Fender Coronado Bass II – Wildwood
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Old School: 1960’s Fender Coronado Bass II – Wildwood

This week, John Roblin shares the story behind his ultra-rare 1960’s Fender Coronado Bass II – Wildwood. Fender’s Coronado line included guitars and basses with a double-cutaway, thin-line hollow-body, designed by Roger Rossmeisl, who originally designed instruments for Rickenbacker. The Coronado line came two years after Leo Fender sold Fender Musical Instruments to CBS, and the company was looking to...

Ibanez Releases Peter Iwers Signature PIB2 Bass
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Ibanez Releases Peter Iwers Signature PIB2 Bass

Ibanez has released a new Peter Iwers Signature bass, the PIB2. Finished in Pearl White with an inlay, the In Flames bassist’s new axe is a 5-string that comes factory-tuned to the his preference: Eb, Bb, F, C, Bb. The body is a 3D contoured version of the company’s SR body made of Maple. The 5-piece neck is a combination...

GoGo Tuners Releases TT-1 Clip-On Tuner
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GoGo Tuners Releases TT-1 Clip-On Tuner

GoGo Tuners has released the TT-1, a clip-on tuner that features both piezo and microphone tuning methods. The main concept for the tuner is that the backlit LED screen has two colors, displaying red when you are out of tune and green once you are in tune. The side of the tuner also glows red when you’re off pitch, so...

Mayones Releases S-Cut Caledonia 5 Classic
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Mayones Releases S-Cut Caledonia 5 Classic

Mayones has unveiled the S-Cut Caledonius 5 Classic, a single-cut bass featuring neck-thru construction. The company explains that the single-cut design adds stability and sustain while the neck joint provides better access to the highest frets. More unique to the bass is the “Single Cut Handle,” where a portion of the upper horn is cut out. The bass is available...

Reeves Amplification Releases Custom 400 Tube Amp
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Reeves Amplification Releases Custom 400 Tube Amp

Reeves Amplification has released a new bass tube amp called the Custom 400. Made in the U.S., the head unit features four 12AX7 preamp tubes and six KT88 power tubes pushing out 400 watts. It also includes one 12AT7 phase inverter tube. The Custom 400 has Bright and Normal inputs, with separate volume controls for each as well as a...

Dean Releases USA Hillsboro 1000 Bass Guitar
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Dean Releases USA Hillsboro 1000 Bass Guitar

Dean Guitars has unveiled the USA Thousand Series, a new line of U.S.-made instruments. While focused primarily on guitars, Dean is issuing a 1000 version of their new Hillsboro bass with several options to suit, including 4 and 5-string models. The USA Hillsboro 1000 is a double cutaway design featuring an alder top and body that comes in finished in...

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EBS Announces Two New String Models
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EBS Announces Two New String Models

EBS Professional Bass Equipment is expanding their bass string line with some new additions. The first is an updated version of their Titanium Nickel strings, featuring a softer surface designed to provide more comfort. The second is the company’s new Stainless Steel string, designed for a more classic sound. The Titanium Nickel strings will begin shipping in June, with the...

M Basses Unveils Mp Series Basses
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M Basses Unveils Mp Series Basses

M Basses has announced their Mp-4 an Mp-5 models, a new set of hand made basses inspired by vintage designs. Standard features for the line include a swamp ash or alder body, a 34” scale maple neck, and an Indian rosewood fingerboard with 20 or 21 frets for the 4- and 5-string versions, respectively. In keeping with the classic vibe,...

Lava Cable Introduces Para-Strap VII
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Lava Cable Introduces Para-Strap VII

Lava Cable is getting into the world of accessories, starting with their Para-Strap VII. Adjustable from 44 to 55 inches, the strap was designed by a paratrooper and is built for durability and comfort. The strap is made of two-inch Type 24 military parachute webbing with 22 inches of 1/4” thick padding covered by two-inch tubular nylon. Either end is...

Strukture Introduces Pig Hog Cables
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Strukture Introduces Pig Hog Cables

Strukture has introduced their new Pig Hog cables, which the company describes as “overbuilt” to withstand the most extreme touring conditions. The cables feature 8mm thick wire with quality connectors and tension-resistant stress relief. The Pig Hog cables come with a “no questions” lifetime guarantee. Available in instrument, speaker and microphone variations, the cables price around $15 and up. For...