October 2020

 

5-string

Ibanez

Ibanez Announces New Basses for 2017

July 18, 2017
The company is expanding the BTB700 series with the bold, new BTB747 7-string model and its more traditional counterpart, the 4-string BTB740.
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SNAMM '17 - Yamaha LJ16 Billy Corgan Signature Acoustic & BB Series Bass Demos

July 16, 2017
Find out what the Smashing Pumpkins leader tweaked on the popular jumbo and what the Japanese brand enhanced on their popular series of low-end instruments.
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Ibanez SRH505F Review

May 18, 2017
This piezo-loaded fretless from Ibanez dishes out the mwah alongside its tasty semi-acoustic flavor.
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NAMM '17 - MTD Lynn Keller Signature 5-String and Bubby Lewis Signature 6-String Demos

February 24, 2017
Luthier Michael Tobias shows off two sophisticated low-enders in honor of remarkable players.
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NAMM '17 - Fodera Monarch-P Classic, Emperor-J Classic, Emperor Guitar, and Imperial Demos

February 23, 2017
The boutique bass company returns to its roots with a pair of new guitar models.
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NAMM '17 - Roscoe Guitars Classic Custom 5 Demo

February 2, 2017
See and hear the latest low-end creation from this handmade shop out of Greensboro, North Carolina.
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J Ferro

J Ferro Basses Introduces the Avalon

January 16, 2017
The new basses are available in 4- and 5-string configurations.
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Sandberg Forty Eight Review

January 2, 2017
Classic inspirations gleam in Sandberg’s Forty Eight bass, but this versatile machine is in a class of its own.
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ESP LTD B-1005SE Multi-Scale Bass Review

November 21, 2016
Boutique looks, quality components, and impressive tones converge in a unique new 5-string.
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Cort B5 Plus AS Review

October 20, 2016
A modern 5-string with classic features brings the booty without busting the bank.
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SNAMM '16 - Roscoe Guitars SKB Signature Demo

July 7, 2016
The North Carolina crew bring a high-end, handbuilt 5-string to this year's show.
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MTD

NAMM '16 - MTD Guitars Kingston Super 5 Demo

February 28, 2016
Luthier Michael Tobias brings a new 5-string bass to this year's show.
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sandberg

NAMM '16 - Sandberg 30th Anniversary Ken Taylor Demo

February 24, 2016
The German brand celebrates a milestone by adding some flair and fresh tonal options to one of its oldest 5-string models.
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sadowsky

NAMM '16 - Sadowsky Guitars Single Cut Bass, Satin Series, SA200 Bass Amplifier, LS 13, & SS 13 Demos

February 7, 2016
The legendary luthier presents a few new handmade instruments and a new bass amp.
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Kiesel

Kiesel Guitars Announces Icon 2.0 Electric Basses

August 24, 2015
The basses will be available with new features and in 4-, 5-, and 6-string flavors.
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Welcome to Thunderdome: Five 5-Strings Under $1,500

July 29, 2015
We spend quality time with sub-$1,500 5-string basses from Ibanez, Dingwall, G&L, Spector, and MTD.
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SNAMM '15 - Willcox Guitars Atlantis & Saber Bass Demos

July 10, 2015
See and hear the company's flagship 6-string and 5-string models equipped with their LightWave optical pickup system for maximum tonal flexibility.
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Quick Hit: Kala 5-String SUB U-Bass Review

June 7, 2015
A 5-string bass whose big sound belies its small size.
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Dream Studios M5 Review

June 1, 2015
Whether you favor passive or active electronics, this bold 5-string has you covered.
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Dean Zelinsky

Dean Zelinsky Guitars Debuts the Mule Bass

May 19, 2015
The company's first bass with a Z-Glide neck.
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