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  • Bass of the Week: Safran Basses Iris Acoustic Archtop Bass

    Bass of the Week: Safran Basses Iris Acoustic Archtop Bass

    This week we’re checking out an incredible acoustic bass guitar by Safran Basses called Iris. Hand built by luthier Umut Dal, the bass was dreamed up to bring the best of upright and electric together. “The idea behind my archtop acoustic bass Iris is to close the gap in between electric and double bass,” Dal... »

  • De Gier Guitars Unveils The Lowlander Bass

    De Gier Guitars Unveils The Lowlander Bass

    De Gier Guitars is paying tribute to a classic bass design with their new model called the Lowlander. Luthier Sander De Gier studied several vintage T-Birds to create an updated version with tweaks to improve its shortcomings. “One of the most prominent features is, of course, the 9 ply neck-through. It is a rigid construction... »

  • Eastwood To Reissue Airline Pocket Bass

    Eastwood To Reissue Airline Pocket Bass

    Eastwood Custom Shop is reintroducing another vintage bass with a remake of the Airline Pocket Bass. The short-scale bass, which GE Smith described as one of the best recording basses around, was a widely requested reissue for the company. “This time around we will fix a few of the originals short-comings,” they explained. “We’ll give... »

  • Esh Bass Guitars Available In North America

    Esh Bass Guitars Available In North America

    Esh Bass Guitars has announced their basses will now be available in the United States and Canada. The European manufacturer has been relaunched this year with a North American sales channel. “The Esh bass guitar brand is known for its innovative Eshtronics onboard electronics package as well as edgy and unique body stylings,” the company... »

  • Bass of the Week: Crom Custom Shop Romantic Warrior

    Bass of the Week: Crom Custom Shop Romantic Warrior

    Matias Crom sent us photos of his Romantic Warrior model, and I dropped everything I was doing. The 34-year-old, Italian-Argentinian luthier has been making baroque instruments like lutes and viols for the past 10 years, but he started making basses when he was 18 after hearing Primus. His unique influences are melded together in the... »

  • Jericho Guitars Introduces the Alpha Bass

    Jericho Guitars Introduces the Alpha Bass

    Jericho Guitars has introduced the Alpha Bass, a 35-inch scale bass that comes in two colors: Black and Blacker. The Alpha Black sports a maple fretboard and a chrome hardware while the Blacker model has a Macassar ebony fretboard, black hardware, and a matching headstock. Both versions are built with a one-piece maple neck, rounded... »

  • 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... »

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  • 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.... »