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  • NS Design Announces the NS WAV Omni Bass

    NS Design Announces the NS WAV Omni Bass

    NS Design’s WAV series got a little bigger this year with the addition of the NS WAV Omni bass, which debuted at the 2017 Summer NAMM show. The new model brings the Omni design, which has an upright bass design with the 34-inch scale of an electric bass, to the company’s most affordable WAV series.... »

  • Bass of the Week: Roberto Franceschini Double Bass

    Bass of the Week: Roberto Franceschini Double Bass

    This week we’re checking out a cool double bass made by Italian luthier Roberto Franceschini. The instrument features a slimmed down body that makes it more portable while retaining the acoustic sound of a double bass. “Various luthiers around the world have been trying for years to find solutions for building less bulky double basses... »

  • NS Design Unveils NXTa Active Series Omni Bass and Double Bass Models

    NS Design Unveils NXTa Active Series Omni Bass and Double Bass Models

    NS Design has teamed up with Mi-Si Electronics Design to introduce the NXTa Active series of instruments, including versions of the company’s Omni Bass and Double Bass models. Central to the new series is the introduction of battery-free, high-performance active electronics. The circuitry works is powered by plugging into a wall socket for one minute... »

  • MK Introduces Passive Jazz Electric Upright Bass

    MK Introduces Passive Jazz Electric Upright Bass

    Electric upright bass company MK has announced a new passive jazz model of their flagship bass. The Jazz-P features piezo transducer pickups and passive electronics, which MK says solves tonal problems of the bass including noise at high levels of amplification. It’s built with a single piece of horse chestnut for the body and neck... »

  • Bass of the Week: Dahrendorf Guitars Darwin EUB34

    Bass of the Week: Dahrendorf Guitars Darwin EUB34

    Sergey Poedinko of Dahrendorf Guitars sent us the details for this gorgeous electric upright bass, and I knew we had to share it. Dubbed the Darwin EUB34, the bass mixes elements of both electric and upright basses into a minimalist design. “It has [an] absolutely ‘upright’ sound in its compact body that fits regular bass... »

  • Lingsma Introduces Electric Upright Bass

    Lingsma Introduces Electric Upright Bass

    Netherlands-based luthier Lingsma has announced the availability of their new Electric Upright Bass model, or EUB for short. The bass’s design centers around a compact wooden resonator block, which the company says is designed to vibrate at the same resonances as the body of an acoustic upright bass and create a warm, rich sound. Lingsma’s... »

  • Warwick Adds Triumph Lite to RockBass Series

    Warwick Adds Triumph Lite to RockBass Series

    Warwick has added to their RockBass series of instruments with the RockBass Triumph Lite. The electric upright follows in step with its German counterpart and is based on the original Framus designs from the 1950s. The Triumph Lite is built with a maple body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. It’s scale is similar to that... »

  • NS Design Announces NXT-Series Omni Bass

    NS Design Announces NXT-Series Omni Bass

    NS Design has introduced an NXT-Series version of their Omni Bass, an electric upright that sports a 34˝ scale like that of a bass guitar. The new instrument is designed for the bass guitarist interested in adding the character and expressiveness of an upright. Available in 4- and 5-string models, the NXT Omni Bass is... »

  • Bunny Brunel Introduces Custom Carved EUBs

    Bunny Brunel Introduces Custom Carved EUBs

    Bunny Brunel is expanding on his signature line of electric upright basses with a new custom carve option, in eco-friendly Mahogany wood. Introduced last year, Brunel’s EUBs are 3/4 size uprights (41 1/4″ scale), with an Italian-style D neck. The custom carve basses start at $6,500.00 and ship with a custom flight case and gig... »

  • Gear Watch: Bunny Brunel Electric Upright Bass

    There’s a new EUB on the market, designed by bassist Bunny Brunel. Brunel’s 35 year career as a bassist and educator includes performing with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Dizzy Gillespie, Larry Coryell and Al Dimeola. The bass has been in production for many years, with... »