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  • 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... »

  • 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... »

  • 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... »

  • 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... »

  • 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... »

  • Bass of the Week: Alembic Series II “Leap of Faith”

    Bass of the Week: Alembic Series II “Leap of Faith”

    Alembic’s basses have been a big influence on custom builders, and it’s easy to see why. They started in 1969 as a live sound consulting operation. Founders Ron and Susan Wickersham then moved into instrument electronics, creating low impedance pickups and what would become first set of active electronics for a guitar. Their first bass... »