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  • Artisan Bass Works Announces Fidelity Bass Series

    Artisan Bass Works Announces Fidelity Bass Series

    Artisan Bass Works has introduced the Fidelity Series of basses, which they describe as the pinnacle of five years of development and testing. Featuring their ANSIR angled neck technology, the Fidelity series is available in several configurations with the main version being the Fidelity Maple. The Fidelity Maple comes with a figured maple bookmatched top... »

  • Bass of the Week: Bilodeau Basses #010

    Bass of the Week: Bilodeau Basses #010

    Bass #010 is a landmark instrument for Bilodeau Basses. Completed in 2011, the intricately designed bass was the culmination of years of work and the last before luthier Mathieu Bilodeau took a break from building to focus on his family. “I managed to complete his instrument in fall 2011 which represent the last bass before... »

  • Williamscot Basses Launches with Gagliano, Panormo and Da Salo Models

    Williamscot Basses Launches with Gagliano, Panormo and Da Salo Models

    The double bass and electric bass are two quite different instruments, but bass builders Thomas and George Martin are bringing their 30 plus years of double bass making into a new electric bass company called Williamscot. The company, which was launched in January, builds each bass by hand in the UK without the use of... »

  • Bass of the Week: Prometeus Guitars Kirlian 8

    Bass of the Week: Prometeus Guitars Kirlian 8

    Prometeus Guitars has a way with creating interesting body shapes that still function well. They also have a knack for extended range basses. Both of those features are showcased on their Kirlian 8, a multi-scale eight-string bass that will stop you in your tracks. The Prometeus is built around a padouk neck and wenge fingerboard... »

  • ESP Introduces LTD EC-154 Bass Guitar

    ESP Introduces LTD EC-154 Bass Guitar

    ESP has expanded their LTD bass range with the EC-154, an affordable model based on their Eclipse body shape. Available in black and white, the bass is built with a basswood body, a bolt-on maple neck, and a rosewood fretboard. The EC-154 is loaded with a pair of ESP Designed SB-4 pickups matched to an... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ruokangas Steambass Deluxe

    Bass of the Week: Ruokangas Steambass Deluxe

    This week we check out the Ruokangas Steambass Deluxe, a specialized version of the company’s flagship bass model. Hand-made in Finland, the bass is set apart by a 2-piece Spanish cedar body with a thermo treated arctic birch top. Its rock maple neck is also topped with a thermo treated Indian rosewood fingerboard. “From the... »

  • Spector Introduces Legend Neck-Thru Basses for 2015

    Spector Introduces Legend Neck-Thru Basses for 2015

    Spector has expanded their Legend series with a new neck-thru model. Available in four- and five-string versions, the Legend4 and Legend5 Neck-Thru basses feature the company’s NS body shape with maple wings and either a bubinga top with natural matte finish or a figured maple top with a faded blue gloss finish. The 3-piece maple... »

  • Dahrendorf Guitars Introduces Daikatana Bass

    Dahrendorf Guitars Introduces Daikatana Bass

    Dahrendorf Guitars has unveiled a new five-string model called the Daikatana. Named after a Japanese longsword, the bass is built with two matching Sapele halves with Pao Ferro reinforcement in between. Dahrendorf says the combination gives the bass a “sharp attack, a deep resonance and an endless sustain.” The Daikatana has a multi-scale design that... »

  • Bass of the Week: Lorita Basses Miki Santamaria Signature Bass

    Bass of the Week: Lorita Basses Miki Santamaria Signature Bass

    Miki Santamaria is a favorite here at No Treble headquarters – and among readers too – so I was excited to check out his signature bass from Lorita Basses. Designed by the bassist and built by luthier Xavier Lorita in Barcelona, its striking design includes a maple theme with a flamed maple top over a... »

  • Warwick Updates Corvette $$ Bass

    Warwick Updates Corvette $$ Bass

    Warwick is updating the Corvette $$ this year with a version topped by a 3/8-inch piece of colored AAA flamed maple. The bass, which is defined by its dual humbucker pickups, is offered through the Warwick Custom shop. The bass’s body is a solid piece of USA swamp ash paired with a wenge neck and... »