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  • Bass of the Week: AC Guitars Über ART Recurve 4

    Bass of the Week: AC Guitars Über ART Recurve 4

    This week we’re checking out the AC Guitars Über ART Recurve 4. Built in Scotland by luthier Alan Cringean, the bass features a proprietary finishing process called Acrylic Resin Treated (ART). “The process makes use of acrylic monomers and dyes in order to infuse the wood,” he writes. “This takes place in a vacuum oven... »

  • Bass of the Week: AJR Guitars Singlecut Bass

    Bass of the Week: AJR Guitars Singlecut Bass

    Our friend Christopher Kerton sent in pics of his bass for us to check out, and it almost knocked me out. The custom singlecut bass by AJR Guitars is a beauty to begin with, but digging into the details got me even more excited. “So, this bass was 100% customisable. Down to how I wanted... »

  • Fender Introduces The Mod Shop

    Fender Introduces The Mod Shop

    If you’ve been wanting to get a customized Fender, the company has got you covered with the Mod Shop. The online “immersive digital studio experience” allows you to pick an instrument model and make it your own with options for its orientation, body color, pickguard, fingerboard, pickups, and hardware. Once you’ve created what you want,... »

  • Bass of the Week: Tomisic Guitars MarkOne Bass

    Bass of the Week: Tomisic Guitars MarkOne Bass

    Luthier Milos Tomisic and bassist Marko Cvetkovic have teamed up once again to create the MarkOne bass, which Cvetkovic says is an attempt to solve all the typical issues modern players face. The result in a creative instrument that centers around a forward-thinking set of electronics. “As shown on pictures, there are no visible pickups... »

  • Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces Starry Night Package to Premier Dealer Network

    Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces Starry Night Package to Premier Dealer Network

    Ernie Ball Music Man has revealed the latest package to their Premier Dealer Network. The Starry Night offering, which can be ordered on nearly all of the company’s basses, features a limited edition sparkle burst finish that will only be offered for the month of June. Other features include a roasted maple neck with stainless... »

  • Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass

    Fender Unveils Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass

    Fender’s Magnificent Seven series has gotten a little more magnificent with its first four-stringer called the Limited Edition American Standard “PJ” Bass. As part of the series, they are handcrafted in the U.S.A. and limited to 500 basses worldwide. The bass blends elements of the company’s two mainstay models with a P Bass body and... »

  • Bass of the Week: LedBelli Basses 6-String Noah Bass

    Bass of the Week: LedBelli Basses 6-String Noah Bass

    Humans of New York’s phenomenal Facebook page often catches my attention with intimate photos and insightful stories, but this portrait stopped me in my tracks: The bassist’s spirit and determination also called to LedBelli Basses luthier Cleve Johnson. “In January of 2015 I was surfing the Humans of New York website and came across the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Jersey Girls Goose Bordeaux

    Bass of the Week: Jersey Girls Goose Bordeaux

    This week we’re checking out a Goose bass by Jersey Girls Homemade Guitars. This particular bass – built by the team of luthiers Kaz G, Akiko Oda and Eiko Goto – is called the Bordeaux for the lovely wine colored finish over its light ash body. Its hard maple neck is topped by a fingerboard... »

  • 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... »