Austrian manufacturing startup BITE Guitars offers an entirely new approach to the custom bass through guitar building 4.0. This predominantly digitalized manufacturing method allows for high-quality individualization with short lead times. BITE's high-performance online configurator offers over 1bn different custom configurations under 1,000 euros (1,100$). It will take you less than a minute to breeze through the 16 configuration steps to your dream bass.
BITE's proprietary single and split coil pickups generate a record 1,000 millivolt output with pure passive technology. BITE custom basses are built with US alder bodies and hard maple necks. BITE Guitars consciously does without any tropical wood, they use steamed acacia (black locust) from the Vienna Woods instead of rosewood for fretboards. Configurator choices also include body art ornaments, individual pickup positioning and easy-to-modify solderless wiring.
BITE Guitars is a so-called DTC brand (direct-to-consumer),...
We’re excited to announce the release of the Ernie Ball Music Man Short-Scale StingRay bass. This new bass offers a big thumpy, round sound in a convenient smaller package. A 30” scale allows for easier playability due to the shorter spacing between the frets. A new custom humbucking pickup — equipped with higher output neodymium magnets — has been specially designed for the short scale bass, providing the bass with its signature warm tone. Electronics include a three-way rotary switch featuring parallel, true single-coil, and series modes.
Like its big brother the StingRay Special, the short scale bass comes standard with a modern classic bridge, 22 stainless steel frets, and new lightweight Music Man tuning machines with a finer gear ratio. Available in two brand-new, unique finishes: Ultramarine Blue and Raspberry Pearl. Available domestically now.
- Ash body
- 30″ scale length
- New arm contour rounded for more playing comfort at different positions
Cort expands the versatility of its Action Series of bass guitars with the new Action HH4, which provides players a two-humbucker configuration capable of producing a variety of sounds. In a series known for its affordability as well as its high craftsmanship, the Action HH4 stands out for its unique wiring configuration and its active/passive switching option that expands the tonal palette. A choice of three pearloid colors—Blood Red Metallic, Tasman Light Blue, and Black—allows players to get the look they desire at a price point they can afford. Additionally, the 5-string Action HH5 is available to players who desire greater range.
The Action HH4 features a pair of new VTB-H humbucker pickups with Alnico V magnets for a smooth, musical sound, with a powerful yet articulate punch in the low-midrange and bass registers. This is where the specially wired 5-way switch offers a distinct advantage, giving players the ability to choose each pickup on its own or both, as well as two...
The Rocky Mountain Bass Slam is back in action for its 11th year. A True weekend of Bass Celebration, the main event will take place October 20th in Denver, Colorado with a host of incredible bassists including two heavy hitters.
ìIn 2019 the RMBS will be featuring two national bass performers."SuperFunk Powerhouse Doug Johns and Cody Wright".Doug Johns is known for his raw presence, energy, and all-around crowd-wowing prowess. Doug has had the privilege of working with such icons as Victor Wooten, Buddy Miles, Chuck Rainey, The LA Mass Choir, Aaron Lindsey, and many others.î
Cody Wright is known for his virtuosity on the electric bass using picking, tapping, and fingerstyle, along with his genre bending style and adaptability.
Cody has toured nationally & internationally with:
Eric Gales, Ghost-Note feat. MonoNeon, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, Ron Holloway Band, Albert Cummings, Everyone Orchestra, Jeff Sipe & Billy Cardine, Jazz is Phish and James Brown Dance Party.
Working bass players know the importance of finding the right tone, and with the new GB74 Gig from Cort Guitars, they no longer have to compromise or compensate to achieve it. The GB74 Gig incorporates the sounds of the humbucker, J-style single coil and P-style split-coil to offer bass players the ultimate sonic versatility. From meaty and powerful tones to clear and smooth character, the GB74 Gig delivers both classic and modern bass sounds, packaged in a sleek profile with Lake Placid Blue finish and chrome hardware.
The versatility of the GB74 Gig is made possible through controls that are simple yet expansive. The unique Multitone bridge humbucker delivers meaty and growling humbucker sounds as well as clear and open single-coil sounds. The 3-way toggle switch allows the player to access the inner or outside coils or both to get the best of both worlds in one great-sounding bass humbucker. Additionally, the VTB-P is a traditional split-coil P-style neck pickup with a...