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Balaguer Monoceros bass review homepage

This Humbucker-Saddled Unicorn Is Ready to Ride

July 21, 2020
With beefy, splittable ’buckers and a Darkglass pre, this decidedly modern bass also commands cool vintage vibes. The PG Balaguer Monoceros review.
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Rig Rundown Best-Ofs: Most Iconic Basses

June 26, 2020
Verdine, Flea, Sheehan, Josephine and six other legends show us their favorite earth-rumblers!
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Cort

Cort Introduces the A5 Plus SC Single-Cutaway Bass

April 9, 2020
A single-cutaway design loaded with a Hipshot TransTone bridge and a swamp ash body.
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Jackson Spectra JS3V Review

September 12, 2019
An active 5-string with a price in contrast with its sophisticated, stealthy looks.
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Warwick RockBass Idolmaker Review

July 4, 2019
A 5-string rock machine with a unique look serves up a variety of tones.
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Strandberg

Strandberg Introduces the Boden Bass Series

April 24, 2019
More than a mere “bass version” of the Boden guitar models, the 4- and 5-strings were developed from the ground up to meet the requirements of the most discriminating and demanding bassists in the world.
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mattisson

NAMM '19 - Mattisson Bass Janek Gwizdala Master Built & Standard Series Signature Bass Demos

January 27, 2019
Virtuoso bassist Janek Gwizdala jams on his brand-new namesake collaboration with luthier Anders Mattisson.
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Sadowsky MetroExpress Review

December 11, 2018
A premium brand unveils a new model with an accessible price of entry.
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Fender

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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lorita

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

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

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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MTD

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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ns design

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 Effect

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

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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