December 2016

4-string

Fender Releases Dimension Series Bass

September 19, 2013
Available in four-string and five-string versions, the American Deluxe Dimension Bass and American Deluxe Dimension Bass HH feature an ash body and an asymmetrical neck heel.
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Music Man Classic Sabre Review

September 15, 2013
The new Sabre is an excellent all-around workhorse for bassists with a taste for zing and slap.
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DBZ Barchetta SM Bass Review

August 6, 2013
The visually arresting Barchetta SM bass, their top-of-the-line model, comes equipped with all DBZ/Diamond’s bells and whistles.
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Carvin Announces PB4 and PB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Basses

July 10, 2013
These exciting new instruments take the looks that bassists appreciate, and combines them with contemporary features as found on other Carvin basses.
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Sandberg Electra TT4 Bass Review

June 29, 2013
A J-style that offers a lot of the features Sandberg is famous for but at a more wallet-friendly price.
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Spector Coda Pro Bass Review

June 11, 2013
Since setting up shop in 1975, master luthier Stuart Spector has since become something of a star in the bass community. Though he started out as a one-man operation,
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Höfner Releases Gold Label Edition Violin Beatle Basses

June 7, 2013
The basses are intended to appeal to a new generation of bass players who appreciate the unique qualities of a Höfner bass but would like it in a finish other than sunburst.
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VINTAGE VAULT

1952 Fender Precision Bass

May 13, 2013
This well-played, yet beautifully preserved 1952 Fender Precision Bass—serial #0215—rests against a 1952 TV front Fender Bassman 1x15 combo.
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Dingwall Super P Bass Review

May 11, 2013
Onstage or in the studio, the Dingwall Super P''s modern take on a legendary design can and will tackle it all.
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Musikmesse '13 - Off Guitar Design Soulbrotha' Bass Demos

May 8, 2013
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse show, where he visits the Off Guitar Design booth for a demo of their Soulbrotha' basses.
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Musikmesse '13 - J.Lak Guitars Selma Bass and Rough Dynamite 4- and 6-String Demos

May 8, 2013
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse show, where he visits the J.Lak Guitars booth for a demo of their Selma bass and Rough Dynamite 4- and 6-string guitars.
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Fender Custom Shop Unveils New Instruments for Spring

May 2, 2013
The Fender Custom Shop’s new spring instrument selection presents some of its most sophisticated and meticulously crafted product offerings to date, including four guitars and one bass.
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Gibson EB Bass Review

April 15, 2013
The new Gibson EB bass features a totally new body style, a pair of newly designed pickups, and a vibe that’s all its own.
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Epiphone Announces Limited Edition TV Pelham Blue Collection

April 5, 2013
Epiphone Instruments announced today the release of the Epiphone Ltd. Ed. TV Pelham Blue Collection featuring six of Epiphone’s most popular classics in a beautiful TV Pelham Blue color finish.
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Waterstone Meaden FL Fretless Bass Review

March 11, 2013
One of their most recent offerings, the Meaden bass (named after ’60s British mod icon Peter Meaden), is a fine example of familiar, new, and vintage—all rolled into one.
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NAMM '13 - NS Design NXT Omni Bass Demo

March 1, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Anaheim, California, for the 2013 NAMM Show, where PG's Rich Osweiler visits the NS Design booth. In this segment, we get to hear the NXT Omni Bass.
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Teye Guitars R-Series La Gitana Bass Review

February 4, 2013
The wide neck and contour-less body of the Teye La Gitana might not appeal to every bassist, but its warm tonal palette and beautiful looks will likely please a number of players.
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Gretsch G5442BDC Electromatic Bass Review

January 9, 2013
The Gretsch G5442BDC Electromatic bass is a well-constructed instrument with lots of usable tones and an undeniably cool retro vibe.
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PMC Guitars

January 9, 2013
Châteauneuf says that any form of art, be it architecture or African art, can be a source of inspiration for him.
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Builder Profile: Fodera Guitars

December 10, 2012
Shrewd bargaining, a little white lie, and a series of serendipitous connections paved the way for Vinny Fodera to rub shoulders with some of the most esteemed bass builders in the business. When he’d learned all he could from his mentors, he set out on his own and ended up being the luthier of choice for iconic players like Victor Wooten, Oteil Burbridge, and Anthony Jackson.
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