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Best of 2017: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass of the Week Features

Back in 2011, we kicked off our popular Bass of the Week feature, showcasing low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre.

Of the 50-plus we featured in 2017, here are the top 10 No Treble reader favorites.

Bass of the Week: Justin Chancellor’s Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II

1. Justin Chancellor’s Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II

Tool’s Justin Chancellor has always been known for his impeccable style and tone. While he is typically associated with a Wal bass, this week we’re taking a look at his new Streamer Stage II from the Warwick Custom Shop…

Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette’s Singlecut Fretless

2. Frederiek de Vette’s Singlecut Fretless

Here’s a submission from Frederiek de Vette, who just finished making her first bass. For a first shot, it looks like an incredible instrument…

Bass of the Week: 5th Day Products Molly Bass

3. 5th Day Products Molly Bass

Jeremy McDiarmid wrote in to share his first bass build with us called the Molly. The instrument features a beautiful mix of woods that reminded his wife of a certain actress…

Bass of the Week: Fodera Zebrawood AJ Contrabass Shape 12 Elite

4. Fodera Zebrawood AJ Contrabass Shape 12 Elite

Here’s a very unique Fodera. This Zebrawood AJ Contrabass Shape 12 Elite is a 12-string fretless built specially for bassist Steuart Liebig. Featuring the “AJ Contrabass” body shape, the instrument is built with a mahogany body with a Flame Maple tone block and zebrawood top…

Bass of the Week: GV Guitars NeoFang Steambass

5. GV Guitars NeoFang Steambass

BasstheWorld.com released a demo of the GV Guitars NeoFang Steambass earlier this year, and it was too cool not to share. Made in Slovakia, the bass’s design revolves around the steampunk aesthetic of blending old-time and modern looks…

Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette Five-String Bolt-On Bass

6. Frederiek de Vette Five-String Bolt-On Bass

Back in May we shared an incredible bass by Frederiek de Vette. Shockingly, it was her first ever build. Now she’s followed up with her second bass that looks just as stunning…

Bass of the Week: Moniker Guitars Natural Dixie Double P-Bass

7. Moniker Guitars Natural Dixie Double P-Bass

Who doesn’t love a good P-bass? Moniker Guitars knows it only takes some simple elegance to create a tone monster, and they proved it with this version of their Dixie bass. The Dixie Double P-Bass is about simple, natural design with slick curves in all the right places…

Bass of the Week: Hernan Gordon Astor Bass

8. Hernan Gordon Astor Bass

Our new Facebook group has been great for connecting with bassists. One of the early posts was by Hernan Gordon from Argentina, who shared a pair of basses he built for himself. They are called Astor and Lautaro in dedication to his children…

Bass of the Week: Fleeting Guitars Tsukanoma

9. Fleeting Guitars Tsukanoma

The Tsukanoma bass was built by luthier Jim Fleeting of Fleeting Guitars. Taking a cue from Japanese design, the hand-built instrument features striking aesthetics…

Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Psilos Bass

10. AJR Guitarmods Psilos Bass

Here’s another piece by AJR Guitarmods called the Psilos bass. The sleek, modern bass was built by luthier Andy Rogers for a customer who was looking for a minimalist design…

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