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G&L Introduces the CLF Research L-1000 Series 750 Bass
Basses

G&L Introduces the CLF Research L-1000 Series 750 Bass

G&L has launched a new L-1000 model with the Series 750 version. The new instrument is a five-string with 19 millimeter (aka .750 inches) string spacing at the bridge.

Bass of the Week: Atelier Kraken Thunder
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Atelier Kraken Thunder

Atelier Kraken has such a cool style, and they overlay that on to more traditional designs. Their Thunder model is inspired by the Les Paul Junior Tribute DC Bass.

Earthquaker Devices Introduces the Special Cranker Overdrive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Earthquaker Devices Introduces the Special Cranker Overdrive Pedal

Earthquaker Devices has introduced the Special Cranker, an overdrive pedal that boasts an all-discrete analog circuit. The company calls it a sibling of the Speaker Cranker, with “extra grit and boost without drastically altering tone.”

Trickfish Amplification Announces the Bullhead Mini 500 Bass Amp
Amps

Trickfish Amplification Announces the Bullhead Mini 500 Bass Amp

Trickfish Amplification has expanded its Bullhead series of bass amps with the Bullhead Mini 500. Rated at 500 watts, the unit matches the Mike Pope-designed preamp with a Class D power amp.

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Fodera Introduces the Mini MB Presentation Bass
Basses

Fodera Introduces the Mini MB Presentation Bass

Fodera has unveiled a new bass that they call a “futuristic new model” with cutting-edge innovations. The Mini MB Presentation Bass is a collaborative effort between Mike Bendy, Vinny Fodera, Joey Lauricella, and the whole Fodera Team.

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Joe Dart II Bass
Basses

Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Joe Dart II Bass

Vulfpeck fans with keen eyes may have noticed that Joe Dart was sporting a new bass in the latest Fearless Flyers videos. Now Ernie Ball Music Man has revealed the instrument to be the Joe Dart II, which adds to the company’s line of artist basses.

Bass of the Week: Anka Custom Guitars Jarius 5
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Anka Custom Guitars Jarius 5

Anka Custom Guitars & Basses shared this five-string version of their Jarius model on Facebook, and it’s too good not to feature. Its alder body comes in a matte blue and black burst.

FM Guitars Unveils Classic Series Basses
Basses

FM Guitars Unveils Classic Series Basses

FM Guitars has expanded their dual-fretboard line of basses with the Classic models, which put their innovative tapping-centric design into a more traditional format. The Classic Basses come in 8- and 10-string versions.

Gibson Launches Gene Simmons G2 Thunderbird Bass
Basses

Gibson Launches Gene Simmons G2 Thunderbird Bass

Last year, Gibson and Gene Simmons announced a partnership for the G² line of instruments across the Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer. Now the fruits of their labor are being realized in the first product from the line with the G² Thunderbird Bass.

Harley Benton Launches JJ Basses
Basses

Harley Benton Launches JJ Basses

Harley Benton has unveiled a new set of basses with the JJ Series. The four-string JJ-450P and five-string JJ-550P each come in four finishes: blue, natural, white, and sunburst.

Bass of the Week: Offbeat Guitars “Priscilla” Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Offbeat Guitars “Priscilla” Bass

This week we’re checking out the “Priscilla” bass by Offbeat Guitars, which comes in an Evening Tide Teal finish over its distressed pine body. The cool factor is pumped up even more with a solid brass pickguard and dome knobs.

Ernie Ball Music Man Now Offering John Myung Signature Bass in Platinum Silver
Basses

Ernie Ball Music Man Now Offering John Myung Signature Bass in Platinum Silver

Ernie Ball Music Man unveiled a signature bass for Dream Theater’s John Myung back in 2020, and now they’re updating it with a new finish. The John Myung Bongo 6 HH now comes in a Platinum Silver color palette to complement the original black finish.