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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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Normandy Alumicaster Bass Review

November 5, 2012
Offering exceptional sonic and visual quality, Normandy’s Alumicaster bass is a great combination of vintage and contemporary.
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Eastwood Stormbird Bass Review

October 24, 2012
The Stormbird offers a stylish nod to classic bass designs with an affordable, sub-$500 price tag.
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Fender Select Precision Bass Review

October 8, 2012
Serving up a straight, no-frills approach to tone that’s fit for any stage, Fender''s Select Precision is a showroom instrument that’s meant to be an everyday workhorse.
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Ritter R8 Singlecut Bass Review

August 10, 2012
Intelligently engineered, the R8 Singlecut bass is an extraordinary handmade instrument and is an ideal choice for the professional bassist or one who is able to spend top dollar for the ultimate in tone and craftsmanship.
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Godin Shifter Classic 4 Bass Review

July 3, 2012
Shades of a P bass, a J bass, and a Tele all rolled into one
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Parker MaxxFly PB12 Bass Review

June 8, 2012
Though mostly known for their 6-string offerings, the MaxxFly from Parker shows off the company''s ingenuity with a bass.
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Replacing Saddles on a 1971 Gibson SB 300 Bass

June 8, 2012
The problem lay in the Multiplex adjustable bridge. The unit itself is made of metal, but the original saddles are made of nylon 6-6, a material used in bearings and gears due to its abrasion resistance and self-lubricating properties.
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Gear of the Month: 1959 Danelectro Doubleneck #3923

May 11, 2012
The 1959 Danelectro Doubleneck 3923 has the standard Shorthorn double-cutaway body with Danelectro’s classic Masonite construction with vinyl binding and a copper-burst finish.
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Warwick Jack Bruce Survivor Bass Review

April 6, 2012
A bass that takes on the characteristics of its master, the German-built Jack Bruce Survivor exudes classic looks and a warm, lyrical persona.
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Xylem Handmade Basses and Guitars

April 6, 2012
“I’m always looking for new and better building methods, and ways to make my instruments easier to play, lighter, better sounding, easier to adjust, and more affordable.”
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