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Epiphone Relaunches Embassy Bass
Basses

Epiphone Relaunches Embassy Bass

After discontinuing a similar model two years ago, Epiphone has reissued the Embassy bass. The design retains the asymmetrical solid mahogany double-cutaway body design found on the original 1963 version.

Hartke Unveils Lightweight HyDrive HL Bass Cabinets
Amps

Hartke Unveils Lightweight HyDrive HL Bass Cabinets

Hartke has expanded their Hydrive bass cabinet lineup with the new lightweight HL series. The series includes four models, which are all loaded with the company’s HyDrive speaker with neodymium magnets.

Gecko Leather Works Introduces Classic Series Straps
Accessories & Strings

Gecko Leather Works Introduces Classic Series Straps

Wisconsin’s Gecko Leather Works has announced the new Classic Series of straps, which they say are designed to provide years of use and comfort.

FM Guitars Launches Line of Double-Fretboard Basses
Basses

FM Guitars Launches Line of Double-Fretboard Basses

Double-neck guitarist Felix Martin has been broadened the range of his instrument company, FM Guitars, with a new line of basses. The company now offers 8, 10, and 12-string basses.

Bass of the Week: Nishgaki Guitars Tempesta 5 Indigo Blue
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Nishgaki Guitars Tempesta 5 Indigo Blue

Luthier Yuki Nishgaki of Nishgaki Guitars draws his inspiration from nature. That’s clear on this gorgeous semi-hollow Tempesta bass, which summons visions of huge waves of sound.

D’Addario Announces Chromatic Pedal Tuner+
Accessories & Strings

D’Addario Announces Chromatic Pedal Tuner+

D’Addario has introduced a new tuning pedal called the Chromatic Pedal Tuner+. The new utility device is described as having the speed and accuracy of the original pedal tuner with two new onboard features.

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Ibanez Unveils 2021 Limited Edition SR Premium Models
Basses

Ibanez Unveils 2021 Limited Edition SR Premium Models

Ibanez has unveiled their annual limited edition run of SR Premium basses, which they describe as “built to be noticed.” The four-string SR4CMLTD and five-string SR5CMLTD are built with multi-piece bodies of alternating ash and figured maple.

Sadowsky Announces 2021 Limited Edition Basses
Basses

Sadowsky Announces 2021 Limited Edition Basses

Sadowsky Guitars has unveiled four new limited edition models for 2021 with two in the MetroLine series and two Masterbuilt instruments. All of the instruments are built in Germany.

Harley Benton Introduces the Block-300B Bass Amp
Amps

Harley Benton Introduces the Block-300B Bass Amp

Harley Benton has announced a new compact bass amp called the Block-300B. Weighing just 3.4 pounds, the amp boasts 300 watts of power at 4 ohms with a five-band EQ.

Rickenbacker Unveils 90th Anniversary 4005XC Bass Guitar
Basses

Rickenbacker Unveils 90th Anniversary 4005XC Bass Guitar

2021 marks the 90th anniversary of Rickenbacker Guitars, who have just revealed limited edition guitar and bass models to mark the occasion. While details are still slim, the bass model is called the 4005XC and has some serious retro appeal.

Bass of the Week: Ortiz Murcio Guitars & Basses Bubblegum 6
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Ortiz Murcio Guitars & Basses Bubblegum 6

This week we’re checking out the Bubblegum 6 made by Ortiz Murcio Guitars & Basses in Mexico City. The multi-scale six-string is at once raw and refined in its design, which the builder created to get the most bang for your buck.

Sandberg Guitars Unveils 35th Anniversary California Supreme Bass
Basses

Sandberg Guitars Unveils 35th Anniversary California Supreme Bass

Sandberg Guitars is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with a limited edition version of the California Supreme. The bass is described as the “boutique bass flagship of Braunschweig’s creative forge.”