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  • Bass of the Week: 5th Day Products Molly Bass

    Bass of the Week: 5th Day Products Molly Bass

    Jeremy McDiarmid wrote in to share his first bass build with us called the Molly. The instrument features a beautiful mix of woods that reminded his wife of a certain actress. “The name Molly came from the color contrast reminding my wife of Molly Ringwald when I began shaping the body,” the builder tells us.... »

  • Bass of the Week: Lairat Basses Stega Gold

    Bass of the Week: Lairat Basses Stega Gold

    This week we’re checking out a bass fit for Goldfinger himself. French luthier Paul Lairat went all out on the Stega Gold, which is part of his “Outstanding Basses” range and limited to 10 pieces. The bass is a decadent version of his Stega model that is built with maple and fully covered in gold... »

  • Bass of the Week: CG Lutherie Lyra

    Bass of the Week: CG Lutherie Lyra

    Our friend Sébastien Thorel sent us pictures a couple of gorgeous basses to check out, including this six-string Lyra by CG Lutherie. “I first met CG at a bass day in Annecy (a French town in Rhône Alpes) where he came with some of his handmade basses,” he wrote. “I was first very impressed (almost... »

  • Bass of the Week: Moscato Guitars Funk Bass

    Bass of the Week: Moscato Guitars Funk Bass

    Luthier Jean-Luc Moscato designed his Funk Bass model with the groove in mind. Built around a pair of his single-coil pickups, the instrument is described as the best choice for slap lovers. “[The] Funk Bass is a perfect combination of [a dual] single-coil pickups configuration and high range manufacturing‘s lovers,” his website states. “Find a... »

  • Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Psilos Bass

    Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Psilos Bass

    This week we’re taking a look at another piece by AJR Guitarmods called the Psilos bass. The sleek, modern bass was built by luthier Andy Rogers for a customer who was looking for a minimalist design. “It has been built for one of my long standing customers, Mick T, and, although I’ve done a few... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Justin Chancellor’s Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II

    Bass of the Week: Justin Chancellor’s Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II

    Tool’s Justin Chancellor has always been known for his impeccable style and tone. While he is typically associated with a Wal bass, this week we’re taking a look at his new Streamer Stage II from the Warwick Custom Shop. The bass is built with neck through construction with Warwick’s “hidden neck” option, which means the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Guild Starfire II

    Bass of the Week: Guild Starfire II

    This week we’re checking out the Starfire II from Guild. The iconic semi-hollow bass first debuted in 1967 where it was used by artists like Jefferson Airplane’s Jack Casady and the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh. It was reintroduced in 2015 to the delight of many a bass player. Central to the Starfire II’s design is... »

  • Bass of the Week: Muckelroy Six-String Solo

    Bass of the Week: Muckelroy Six-String Solo

    This week we’re checking out a beautiful six-string Solo model bass built by luthier Brady Muckelroy. Its owner, Chris Taylor, shared the specs and photos of the gorgeous beast. “It plays like an absolute dream and the electronics allow for some amazing tone versatility,” he writes. The sleek design features neck through construction with a... »

  • Bass of the Week: Rikkers Guitars Treeline

    Bass of the Week: Rikkers Guitars Treeline

    This week we’re checking out a unique instrument made by Rikkers Guitars. Made in the Netherlands, the Treeline is a lightweight single-cut design derived from their Powerline model. “The Treeline is a tribute to wood as a natural product. No trees no life – let alone custom basses,” Rikkers writes. “The single-cut construction allows for... »

  • Bass of the Week: Hernan Gordon Astor Bass

    Bass of the Week: Hernan Gordon Astor Bass

    Our new Facebook group has been great for connecting with bassists. One of the early posts was by Hernan Gordon from Argentina, who shared a pair of basses he built for himself. They are called Astor and Lautaro in dedication to his children. This week we’re checking out the Astor bass, which Gordon created based... »