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  • 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... »

  • 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... »