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Posted on Oct 16, 2009

DeMars Guitars at Bass Player Live 2009

A stunning 5-string Long Trail Bass with flame maple top heralded the presence of DeMars Guitars at Bass Player Live 2009, an annual gathering of top-tier bassists, equipment manufacturers and music journalists.

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Posted on Aug 11, 2009

DeMars Guitars and Chicago

Jason Scheff, bassist for the legendary band Chicago, contacted us several weeks ago after seeing the Long Trail Mag bass in The Robb Report. A few emails and visits to our respective MySpace pages later, Jason kindly arranged complimentary tickets (12th row center) and backstage passes for my family and me at the July 6 show at the Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH. A brief meeting backstage before the show allowed Jason to check out our white 5-string Long Trail Mag. Jason asked some great questions about the bass’ construction, electronics and design. We also discussed the prototype hybrid (mag/piezo) bass we’re building for Nashville bassist Dave Pomeroy. Jason is a long-time Lakland player, and he sported a beautiful red 4-string Lakland during the show. The show was remarkable, and Jason’s bass playing complimented the classic Chicago repertoire perfectly. Not only did he replicate many of the classic bass lines of Peter Cetera in Chicago’s older material, but Jason added creative flourishes and contrapuntal lines in both old and...

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Posted on Apr 6, 2009

New DeMars Guitars Electric Instruments Launched

Vermont-based DeMars Guitars announces the introduction of the new line of electric (magnetic pickup) guitars and basses. The new Equinox guitar and Long Trail Mag basses compliment the current line of acoustic/electric DeMars instruments

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Posted on Jan 6, 2009

NAMM 2009 Report

NAMM 2009 did not see a DeMars Guitars booth, but that did not diminish our presence at the show. Both the number of exhibitors and attendees was reported to be lower than previous years, but the level of excitement over new products was as high as ever.

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