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  • 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... »

  • Bass of the Week: GV Guitars NeoFang Steambass

    Bass of the Week: GV Guitars NeoFang Steambass

    BasstheWorld.com just released a new demo of the GV Guitars NeoFang Steambass, and it’s too cool not to share. Made in Slovakia, the bass’s design revolves around the steampunk aesthetic of blending old-time and modern looks. They achieve this with an alder body wrapped in carbon fiber against a full rosewood neck as well as... »

  • Bass of the Week: Bogart Bass Sport V Headless

    Bass of the Week: Bogart Bass Sport V Headless

    This week we’re checking out a slick headless, five-string version of the Bogart Bass Sport model. Built for Michael Kl√∂ckner, the bass is a modified version of their already lightweight Sport, which features a carbon fiber neck and an interesting body design. It’s a Blackstone synthetic body shell that is injected with a light weight... »

  • Bass of the Week: Rick Turner Guitars Model 1 Bass

    Bass of the Week: Rick Turner Guitars Model 1 Bass

    This week we’re checking out the Model 1 Bass from the legendary luthier Rick Turner. The instrument is a take on the Alembic co-founder’s Model 1 guitar and features a medium 32-inch scale. Described as “incredibly acoustic and detailed with a modern full-bodied tonal range,” the deluxe version of the bass is built with a... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Moniker Guitars Natural Dixie Double P-Bass

    Bass of the Week: Moniker Guitars Natural Dixie Double P-Bass

    Who doesn’t love a good P-bass? Moniker Guitars knows it only takes some simple elegance to create a tone monster, and they proved it with this version of their Dixie bass. The Dixie Double P-Bass is about simple, natural design with slick curves in all the right places. Its alder body has arm and rib... »

  • Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette’s Singlecut Fretless

    Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette’s Singlecut Fretless

    This week we’re checking out a submission from Frederiek de Vette, who just finished making her first bass. For a first shot, it looks like an incredible instrument. “Building a musical instrument is something I dreamed of doing one day. After having to quit playing because of an injury I found no reason to pursue... »

  • Bass of the Week: Roscoe Guitars Century Standard Plus 5HL

    Bass of the Week: Roscoe Guitars Century Standard Plus 5HL

    Something (or maybe everything) about this Century Standard Plus from Roscoe Guitars really caught my attention while sifting through my Facebook feed. Between its slick headless design and dynamic cocobolo top, it stopped me dead in my tracks. The five-string was also built with an alder body and pau ferro fingerboard with 24 frets. I... »

  • Bass of the Week: Helios Guitars Capsicum Acoustic Bass

    Bass of the Week: Helios Guitars Capsicum Acoustic Bass

    This week we’re checking out a gorgeous instrument made by Helios Guitars called the Capsicum acoustic bass. Made by hand in Italy, the bass features a stunning body crafted from mahogany for the back, Italian walnut for the sides, and white spruce for the top. As beautiful as it looks, each part of the bass... »