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  • Bass of the Week: Brooks EB-RBL

    Bass of the Week: Brooks EB-RBL

    Hans Grimm shared his fantastic bass on the No Treble Facebook group, and it got lots of us excited. “This beauty was built for me by very talented amateur luthier Rob van den Broek, under his Brooks brand,” the bassist wrote. “The model is based on a classic Gibson, and also sports Hamer-ish looks.” The... »

  • Elrick Guitars Announces the Daric Bennett Signature Bass

    Elrick Guitars Announces the Daric Bennett Signature Bass

    Elrick Guitars has teamed up with bassist Daric Bennett to introduce the Platinum Series e-volution DBS (Daric Bennett Signature). The new model, which is part of their U.S. hand-carved basses, is designed to fit the bassist’s wide style. “A respected player and educator, Daric is well known for his unique percussive style, and for combining... »

  • Epiphone Adds Vintage Styled Basses to Pro Series

    Epiphone Adds Vintage Styled Basses to Pro Series

    Epiphone has unveiled two new Pro design basses: the Embassy Pro Bass and the Thunderbird Vintage Pro Bass. The new instruments are inspired by models from the 1960s with modern updates. The Embassy Pro commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Epiphone joining Gibson. It’s built with a mahogany neck and body that’s been rebalanced for... »

  • Bass of the Week: 5th Day Products Molly Bass

    Bass of the Week: 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. “The name Molly came from the color contrast reminding my wife of Molly Ringwald when I began shaping the body,” the builder tells us.... »

  • Swope Guitars Unveils the Dakota Bass

    Swope Guitars Unveils the Dakota Bass

    Swope Guitars has unveiled a new bass model called the Dakota. The retro-styled bass features a slickly contoured lightweight alder body in Candy Apple Red. Its neck is flat or rift-sawn hard rock maple that is topped with a quarter-sawn rosewood slab fingerboard. Luthier Chris Swope gives the bass a nitrocellulose lacquer with something he... »

  • Chowny Bass Announces the Retrovibe by Chowny EVO Davie 504 Signature

    Chowny Bass Announces the Retrovibe by Chowny EVO Davie 504 Signature

    Chowny Bass has introduced another artist signature model by teaming up with YouTube sensation Davie504. The new release is called the Retrovibe by Chowny EVO Davie 504 Signature. “Featuring the Retrovibe Stinger ’77 pre-amp that is designed to the spirit of the original bass pre-amps to give a great unique bass tone, the EVO features... »

  • Bass of the Week: Lairat Basses Stega Gold

    Bass of the Week: Lairat Basses Stega Gold

    This week we’re checking out a bass fit for Goldfinger himself. French luthier Paul Lairat went all out on the Stega Gold, which is part of his “Outstanding Basses” range and limited to 10 pieces. The bass is a decadent version of his Stega model that is built with maple and fully covered in gold... »

  • Sire Guitars Unveils Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses

    Sire Guitars Unveils Marcus Miller P7 and V9 Basses

    The popular Marcus Miller line of basses by Sire Guitars is growing this year with two new models: the P7 and the V9. The P7 is the company’s first P-style bass, while the V9 adds a solid maple top and quilted veneer to the V7 model. Available in four and five-string versions, the P7 centers... »

  • Chowny Bass Unveils the SWB Pro

    Chowny Bass Unveils the SWB Pro

    Chowny Bass has expanded their lineup with the SWB Pro, an upgraded version of the bass designed with bassist Scott Whitley. While the short-scale model retains many features, there are a handful of updates. The SWB Pro comes in two finishes – Matt Ash/Walnut or Gloss Ash with Quilt Maple – with other new features... »

  • Willcox Guitars Unveils USA Custom Shop Saber Bass

    Willcox Guitars Unveils USA Custom Shop Saber Bass

    Willcox Guitars has expanded their lineup with a USA Custom Shop series. The full-service shop allows players to pick out their own tonewoods, tops, finishes, and hardware. The first custom shop Willcox instrument is the USA Saber Bass, which is available for order now in four, five, and six-string versions. “Just like the production model... »