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  • Bass of the Week: 39 Custom Guitars CK Canorous

    Bass of the Week: 39 Custom Guitars CK Canorous

    Chris Kollias wrote in to share his new bass from 39 Custom Guitars, and it’s a beauty. The CK Canorous is a 5-string that the bassist wanted to cover a wide tonal palette. “The main purpose of this instrument is to cover a wide variety of sounds according to the demanding needs,” Kollias said. “The... »

  • Bass of the Week: Conklin Guitars OM

    Bass of the Week: Conklin Guitars OM

    This week we’re checking out a collaboration between Conklin Guitars and Jason Everett called the OM Bass. The bass is a seven-string fretless that is fitted with several interesting features to suit the bassist’s world music style. Its pickups are a pair of custom Bartolinis along with a set of GraphTECH Ghost piezos in individual... »

  • Bass of the Week: Fodera Guitars Masterbuilt Kestrel

    Bass of the Week: Fodera Guitars Masterbuilt Kestrel

    Fodera introduced the Masterbuilt series earlier this year, and this week we’re checking out the second ever bass in the series: The Kestrel. The avian-themed instrument features some of the company’s finest materials to create an astounding visual and sonic experience. “Over the years we have produced a number of special instruments that feature inlays... »

  • Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Soul IV “Matisse”

    Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Soul IV “Matisse”

    Tim Cook sent us a few pictures of his bass, and we were drooling. The Jerzy Drozd Soul IV “Matisse” is a real piece of art, which is fitting since it was inspired by other pieces of art. “Jerzy Drozd monikers his work as ‘Jerzy Drozd, the Bass Art Company’ and fittingly a search for... »

  • 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... »

  • 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... »

  • 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... »

  • 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... »

  • 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... »