2013 Guild Starfire Bass "Newark Street"

These fantastic new reissues of the venerable Guild Starfire I Bass were unveiled at NAMM in January 2013, but with a tentative April ship date.

Well, this one just came in - the first one I've seen ANYWHERE on the internet. COOL!

So, here's a video detailing the awesome tone of this bass, via the Bi-Sonic (esque) pickup. Three of my favorite bassists are represented - Bruce Thomas, James Jamerson, Bruce Foxton. The bass was recorded direct, using an Apogee Duet, Logic 8, and Amplitube 3 (The Ampeg SVT Classic setting, with minimal EQ'ing, no compression or other effects).

I am very impressed with the neck and tone. It is also pretty well constructed, and comes shipped in a very nice TKL hardshell case.

(Photos © John Biscuti, April 2013)