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  • Bass of the Week: Phantom Guitars XTC

    Bass of the Week: Phantom Guitars XTC

    This week we check out the XTC by Phantom Guitars. Handmade in Cologne, Germany, the XTC brings together elements of several classic basses with a single-coil and humbucker pickup configuration that the company says gives it modern sounds for rock, funk, jazz and pop. The XTC comes in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions with a... »

  • Bass of the Week: R.Hyde Guitars Soul Machine

    Bass of the Week: R.Hyde Guitars Soul Machine

    This week we check out the R.Hyde Guitars Soul Machine, an instrument Ryan Hyde calls a blend of traditional and modern values. Hyde honed his skills in Ken Smith’s shop before starting his own in Philadelphia. “The Soul Machine is meant to be a work horse instrument of the highest caliber,” he states. “It exudes... »

  • Bass of the Week: SiC Instruments Madness 6-String Fretless

    Bass of the Week: SiC Instruments Madness 6-String Fretless

    We get a lot of great basses shown to us on our Facebook page, but when Italian luthier Simone Calabrese sent a picture of his SiC Instruments Madness 6, I needed more. The combination of its poplar burl top and gorgeous green satin nitro finish makes this bass mesmerizing. Built with neck-through construction, the bass’s... »

  • Bass of the Week: Neubauer Guitars Snow Owl Mazinger Contrabass Guitar

    Bass of the Week: Neubauer Guitars Snow Owl Mazinger Contrabass Guitar

    We interviewed bassist Snow Owl earlier this year, and his playing astounded me. His Neubauer custom six-string bass caught my attention, too, so we’re featuring it as the bass of the week. The Neubauer Guitars Snow Owl Mazinger contrabass guitar is built with neck-through construction featuring a laminated five-piece maple/wenge neck and a wenge fingerboard.... »

  • Bass of the Week: Bootleg Guitars Jazz Box 4

    Bass of the Week: Bootleg Guitars Jazz Box 4

    This week we take a look at a new hollow-body creation from Bootleg Guitars called the Jazz Box 4. Finished in a beautiful translucent green, the bass features a body with maple for its top and back with a Spanish Cedar core. Its neck is a premium grade aged quartersawn Eastern hard rock maple topped... »

  • Bass of the Week: UNICORNbass Ozellman Master

    Bass of the Week: UNICORNbass Ozellman Master

    UNICORNbass is a boutique bass company out of Sweden that’s making some pretty slick instruments. The Ozellman Master is a flexible, performance-driven bass with the added touch of customizable looks. Built with either bolt-on or set-neck construction, the bass features a 7-ply neck of maple and purple heart matched to a bookmatched mahogany body topped... »

  • Bass of the Week: Turan Guitars TG Semi-Hollow Bass

    Bass of the Week: Turan Guitars TG Semi-Hollow Bass

    This week we take a look at the TG Semi-Hollow, a gorgeous single-cut bass made by Turan Guitars. The semi-hollow bass is crafted with a korina body topped with flamed maple. The top is complemented with matching pickup covers, control knobs, and headstock. While this is an untraditional looking instrument, Turan utilizes traditional f-holes to... »

  • Bass of the Week: Naked Bass Hitchhiker 5-String

    Bass of the Week: Naked Bass Hitchhiker 5-String

    Luthier Bill Woger decided to make the jump to create his own business last year called Naked Bass and Guitar Company. His fourth bass ever built is the Hitchhiker 5-string, and it’s No Treble’s Bass of the Week. The Hitchhiker is a neck-through design built around an awesome 9-piece multi-laminate neck consisting of maple, mahogany,... »

  • Bass of the Week: Tomisic Guitars MIA Fretless Bass

    Bass of the Week: Tomisic Guitars MIA Fretless Bass

    This week we take a look at the MIA, a custom fretless P-style bass built by Serbian luthier Milos Tomisic. The design is the brainchild of bassist Marko Cvetkovic, who put his work talents to use for his musical endeavors. “After some planning, [Tomisic] decided to start his own model line and that’s where we... »

  • Bass of the Week: Assi Guitars Sciatt Bass

    Bass of the Week: Assi Guitars Sciatt Bass

    This week we check out the Sciatt bass by the new Italian company Assi Guitars. Bringing together modern and retro vibes, the bass is built with an Akatio body finished in a catching green that’s accented with a black pickguard. Its Balkan Maple neck is topped with an Indian Rosewood fingerboard. Assi fitted the bass... »