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  • Bass of the Week: Pachyderm Basses Blonde Bass

    Bass of the Week: Pachyderm Basses Blonde Bass

    Les Claypool has always played distinct basses, and this week we’re checking out one of those basses he helped design: The Pachyderm Basses Blonde Bass. Claypool worked with luthier and longtime friend Dan Maloney to form the company and create his idea of the ultimate bass. “My idea was to incorporate the traits of the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Emerald Guitars Balor Bass

    Bass of the Week: Emerald Guitars Balor Bass

    This week we’re checking out the Emerald Guitars Balor, an acoustic bass guitar built entirely with carbon fiber. The model is the latest in the evolution of their acoustic bass models. “Physics implies that an acoustic bass should be large to properly create low frequencies at a useable acoustic volume,” the company writes. “So we... »

  • Bass of the Week: AMJ Guitars Fretless Bass

    Bass of the Week: AMJ Guitars Fretless Bass

    No Treble reader Deryl Gallant wrote in to us with a cool story on the creation of his AMJ Guitars fretless bass. Strangely enough, it started out as just a neck for his Fender Jazz and ended up with a body of reclaimed wood. Gallant tells the story: “In 2015 I visited Adam Marsh Johnston... »

  • Bass of the Week: Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon

    Bass of the Week: Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon

    Since its introduction in 1960, there have been many bass models inspired by the Fender Jazz. This week we’re checking out an exceptional Italian riff on the classic with the Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon. The bass features an ash body with a charcoal burst color and polyurethane satin finish. Its neck is made from... »

  • 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... »