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  • Bass of the Week: Kudritsky Guitars Pandora Bass

    Bass of the Week: Kudritsky Guitars Pandora Bass

    Our friend Andrew Arnautov wrote in to share this gorgeous Pandora bass made by Ukrainian luthier Alex Kurdritsky. Arnautov calls the maker, who has over four decades of instrument building under his belt, one of the field’s best kept secrets. Kudritsky named the model Pandora after the Greek goddess because “the instrument explodes with plethora... »

  • Gear Review: Orange Amplification O Bass

    Gear Review: Orange Amplification O Bass

    The O Bass by Orange Amplification is their first offering in the bass guitar market, aimed at appealing to the retro vibe market. It’s not hard to see the paring of an O Bass and a tube powered bass amp sonically. It’s definitely a rock bassist’s guitar, although you can get a pretty fat full... »

  • Bass of the Week: Fede Caceres Luthier El Cabure

    Bass of the Week: Fede Caceres Luthier El Cabure

    This week we’re taking a look at a bass called El Cabure by Argentinian luthier Fede Caceres. The curvaceous four-stringer features some interesting wood choices, especially with its flamed eucalyptus top. Its body is made of cancharana, which is a wood native to South America, while the neck is a laminate of cancharana and flamed... »

  • Bass of the Week: Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS

    Bass of the Week: Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS

    In 2011, Squier added to their retro-styled Vintage Modified series with the Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS. The model riffs on the Fender Jaguar but pares things down on the controls as well as the scale. Squier describes the 30-inch scale bass as “short and sweet with a big sound”. Its overall design is... »

  • Fodera Unveils Imperial Mini-MG Bass

    Fodera Unveils Imperial Mini-MG Bass

    Fodera and Matthew Garrison have teamed up once again to introduce the Imperial Mini-MG. The headless and compact design was created with portability and playability in mind. “With the recent change in instrument travel regulations, there has been an increasing need for a bass guitar that combines portability without sacrificing tone or playability,” Fodera shares.... »

  • Eastwood Guitars Recreates Devo “Be Stiff” Bass Guitar

    Eastwood Guitars Recreates Devo “Be Stiff” Bass Guitar

    Devo was known for outlandish instruments, and Eastwood Guitars has a knack for bringing retro oddities back to life. That’s why they’re planning on remaking Jerry Casale’s “Be Stiff” bass from the Freedom of Choice tour in 1979 and 1980. The original bass was concocted around a Gibson EB-3 neck and parts Casale had around.... »

  • Bass of the Week: ESP E-II Stream SL-5

    Bass of the Week: ESP E-II Stream SL-5

    This week we’re taking a look at the ESP E-II Stream SL-5, a bigger variation on the bass model they debuted in 2014. The SL-5 is a five-string version with a 35-inch scale and larger body than its predecessors. As part of the E-II series, the Stream SL-5 is built in ESP’s Japanese factory. Available... »

  • Bass of the Week: Tom Clement Basses Angel Bass

    Bass of the Week: Tom Clement Basses Angel Bass

    This week we’re checking out the Tom Clement Basses Angel bass, an instrument that the luthier describes as borrowing ideas from the Gibson Thunderbird to combine retro vibe with custom features. The bass was designed alongside long-time customer Jon-Inge Paulsen. “The name Angel reflects on the people we love, the people who mean the world... »

  • Fodera Introduces Masterbuilt Series with “Arts & Crafts” Bass

    Fodera Introduces Masterbuilt Series with “Arts & Crafts” Bass

    Fodera has always been known for their gorgeous boutique instruments, but now they’re stepping things up with the Masterbuilt Series. Limited to four instruments per year, Fodera calls the series the pinnacle of what their shop can produce. “More specifically, these instruments are all theme instruments and draw inspiration from companies, artists, and craftsmen outside... »

  • Ernie Ball Music Man Previews Cutlass and Caprice Basses

    Ernie Ball Music Man Previews Cutlass and Caprice Basses

    Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled their first fully passive basses with the Caprice and Cutlass models. The basses, which were debuted at the NAMM Show this year, feature brand new body styles that are influenced by old school design with modern playability. Even with new body styles, players will be familiar with the necks... »