November 2018

5-string

ARTICLES

Fender Launches Modern Squier Offerings with New Contemporary Series Electric Guitars and Basses

July 13, 2018
The additions include 4- and 5-string Active Jazz Basses, and a new Jazzmaster model.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Lorita Basses Majesty Demo

May 31, 2018
Barcelona luthier Xavier Lorita demos a headturning 5-string with impressive active/passive circuitry and a lovely, highly unusual 5-bolt neck joint.
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Cort GB75JH Review

May 17, 2018
Cort delivers a 35"-scale, 5-string beast of a bass that offers snap, pop, and sustain galore through a smart pickup combo and mindful construction.
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Cort Introduces the 5-string A5 Plus SCFF Bass

March 19, 2018
The A5 Plus SCFF’s fanned frets form the foundation of this 34" to 35.5" multi-scale instrument.
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Jericho Guitars Announces the Alpha 5 Bass

March 9, 2018
The company expands their Alpha series with a 5-string bass that features a maple neck, Hipshot bridge, and Macassar ebony fretboard.
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Sire Marcus Miller P7 Review

March 9, 2018
An appointment-rich take on the P formula—with design input from a top-tier player—that still keeps it real on your pocketbook.
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NAMM '18 - MTD Kingston Super & MTD 530 24 Demos

February 13, 2018
One of the most revered names in bass lutherie walks us through two brand-new models.
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NAMM '18 - NS Design NXTa Radius Bass Demo

February 8, 2018
Trailblazer Ned Steinberger’s organically styled latest conjures an array of classic tones via a new super-capacitor-driven circuit.
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Xotic Releases the XJPRO-1 5-String ProVintage Series Bass

December 5, 2017
The basses feature active/passive electronics, Hipshot tuners, and handwound Raw Vintage USA pickups.
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Allen Eden Disciple 5 Review

September 25, 2017
A sharp-dressed take on the Jazz-bass formula—with boutique looks, solid tones, and a quite manageable price point.
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SNAMM '17 - Spector Basses Euro 4LE 1977 Demo

July 19, 2017
The boutique-bass mainstays celebrate 40 years in the business with an homage to the 4-string that started it all.
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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 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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