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  • Bass of the Week: Nichols Guitar Company Seas of Cheese Bass

    Bass of the Week: Nichols Guitar Company Seas of Cheese Bass

    Just like with music, great bass designs often come from the inspiration of other basses. That’s the case with our featured bass this week: the Nichols Guitar Company’s Seas of Cheese Bass. As the name suggests, the model is inspired by the famous Carl Thompson basses used by Primus’s Les Claypool. “The design was inspired... »

  • Spector Adds Walnut Stain Model to Legend Neck-Thru Series

    Spector Adds Walnut Stain Model to Legend Neck-Thru Series

    Spector has expanded their Legend series of instruments with the Legend Neck-Thru Walnut Stain bass. Available in four- and five-string versions, the model features the company’s flagship NS body design built with a figured maple top and carved maple body finished in a rich walnut stain. The bass is fitted with a pair of passive... »

  • LedBelli Bass Guitars Unveils Majestic Model

    LedBelli Bass Guitars Unveils Majestic Model

    Luthier Cleve Johnson of LeBelli Basses has unveiled a new flagship model called the Majestic. The bass, which is the company’s seventh model, sets itself apart in shape as well as construction. “The Majestic is a departure from the rest of the LedBelli line in that it is the only LedBelli model that does not... »

  • Bass of the Week: Maurizio Ūber Basses Ūber-Groove 4 Single Cut

    Bass of the Week: Maurizio Ūber Basses Ūber-Groove 4 Single Cut

    This week we’re checking out an Ūber-Groove 4 Single Cut by Maurizio Ūber Basses called The Promise. The bass features a stunning Monkeypod top over an Asian mahogany body. “The Promise was built for a client who, among other gigs, plays regularly at church,” MūB explains. “Being a religious man, he wanted his bass to... »

  • Stonefield Musical Instruments Introduces Freekbass Signature Model

    Stonefield Musical Instruments Introduces Freekbass Signature Model

    New Zealand’s Stonefield Musical Instruments has teamed up with Freekbass to produce a signature model. Based on the company’s Model 1-4C, the bass has special tweaks to fit the funk bassist’s style. “Using the dense and somewhat brittle African wenge for the top wood and Solomon Island ebony for the fingerboard adds a bite to... »

  • Fender Unveils Flea Signature Jazz Bass

    Fender Unveils Flea Signature Jazz Bass

    Fender has teamed up with bass legend Flea to release the Flea Signature Jazz Bass. The new model is a recreation of the bassist’s Shell Pink 1961 Jazz Bass he received from a fan and used to record the Red Hot Chili Peppers albums Stadium Arcadium and The Getaway. “Shell Pink is the rarest of... »

  • Bass of the Week: R. Hyde Guitars Long Scale Nuvo

    Bass of the Week: R. Hyde Guitars Long Scale Nuvo

    After releasing the prototype last year, Ryan Hyde of R. Hyde Guitars has created a new full-sized version of the Nuvo. The sleek and seductive revamp is our bass of the week. Hyde built the new Nuvo with a full 34-inch scale and added a few improvements to the design. “This new version features a... »

  • Gretsch Announces Tom Petersson 12-String and 4-String Signature Basses

    Gretsch Announces Tom Petersson 12-String and 4-String Signature Basses

    Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson and Gretsch teamed up to announce a pair of signature basses at this year’s Summer NAMM show in Nashville, Tennessee. The models include the USA Custom Shop Tom Petersson Signature 12-String Falcon Bass and the G6136B-TP-AWT Tom Petersson Signature 4-String Bass. Petersson has been testing the 12-string prototype live on the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Warwick Custom Shop Streamer Stage II

    Bass of the Week: Warwick Custom Shop Streamer Stage II

    Warwick’s Custom Shop has been putting out some beautiful instruments. Our bass of the week is one of their latest creations: a Streamer Stage II sporting a 1-inch Macassar Ebony top. The masterbuilt bass features neck-through construction centered around a 7-piece wenge and purpleheart neck. Its Tigerstripe Ebony fretboard is inlaid with dragon heads below... »

  • Elrick Introduces Satin Matte Black for Expat e-volution Basses

    Elrick Introduces Satin Matte Black for Expat e-volution Basses

    Elrick Bass Guitars has expanded their Expat Series with satin black matte finishes. The sleek, blacked-out aesthetic will be available on their e-volution four and five-string basses. Made in the Czech Republic, the handmade basses are inspected and setup by Elrick. They feature select swamp ash bodies, three-piece maple necks, and wenge fretboards. Electronics include... »