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  • Bass of the Week: Thin Gypsy Thief Studio’s RevolveR Steampunk Bass

    Bass of the Week: Thin Gypsy Thief Studio’s RevolveR Steampunk Bass

    This week we check out something a little different: The RevolveR Steampunk bass made by Kyle Miller, aka “Thin Gypsy Thief”. Miller, who works as a visual artist, luthier and propmaker in Vancouver, was commissioned to build the fully functional instrument for rapper T-Pain. “The bass was built for Grammy winning recording artist T-Pain as... »

  • Bass of the Week: Brown’s Guitar Factory Fretted/Less Bass

    Bass of the Week: Brown’s Guitar Factory Fretted/Less Bass

    Fretted, fretless, or both? Based out of Minnesota, Brown’s Guitar Factory has a unique take on electric bass with their Fretted/Less models. The design allows for half of the fingerboard to be fretted while the second half has a raised fretless section, which is elevated to the height of the fretted section to keep its... »

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  • Bass of the Week: CB Basses D-Bass 4-String

    Bass of the Week: CB Basses D-Bass 4-String

    This week we take a look at the D-bass by CB Basses, a custom shop run by luthier Cliff Bordwell. Featuring a Jazz style neck and pickups, the bass is an exquisite example of craftsmanship with its diverse mix of exotic woods. The body is built around a Spanish Cedar core with an Amboyna burl... »

  • Bass of the Week: Reverend Decision

    Bass of the Week: Reverend Decision

    Mixing retro and modern, Reverend’s Decision bass is their take on the “P/J” style, with the company’s Split Brick pickup in the neck position and their J-Rails in the bridge position. The pickups are blended with a Pan knob, which Reverend says let you go from “funk to thump and all points in between.” The... »

  • Bass of the Week: Laurus T900-XR

    Bass of the Week: Laurus T900-XR

    This week we’re taking a look at the Laurus Quasar T900-XR, a bass that takes a step away from the norm without losing its style and sensibility. Hand-made in Italy, the T900-XR is available in 4, 5, and 6-string models as well as fretted or fretless. One of the bass’s most identifiable features is it’s... »

  • Bass of the Week: Wood & Tronics Chronos

    Bass of the Week: Wood & Tronics Chronos

    Hand made in Italy, the Wood & Tronics Chronos is the company’s take on the single cut design, and a great one at that. Wood and Tronics was founded by Enrico Pasini and luthier Erik Furlan after Pasini, who was a frequent visitor and admirer of the Fodera Guitars shop, decided to follow his dream... »

  • Bass of the Week: Bootleg Guitars Dawg

    Bass of the Week: Bootleg Guitars Dawg

    Described as a “down and dirty,” no-frills bass, the Bootleg Guitars Dawg 4 bass gets its name from the Cleveland Browns’ Dawg Pound of which we assume luthier Jon Hill is a member. Hill, who is based in Cleveland, explains he designed the bass for the working musician. The 4-string version of the Dawg has... »

  • Bass of the Week: Marleaux Diva

    Bass of the Week: Marleaux Diva

    Gerald Marleaux’s artistic flair really shines through in his Diva model, a fretless bass with an avant-garde body shape and three-octave rosewood fingerboard. Designed to have an acoustic resonance reminiscent of an upright bass, the neck-through bass is built with a three-piece padauk neck with a custom choice of woods for the body wings and... »

  • Bass of the Week: Chillbass Pantera

    Bass of the Week: Chillbass Pantera

    This week we take a look at Chillbass Guitars’ Pantera, a sleek fretless bass that takes its cues from minimalism. The bass has a medium, 32″ scale, which the French bass builder explains lowers the string tension and ultimately aids upper register tones, playability, and adds to a “fat low end.” The Pantera has a... »

  • Bass of the Week: JanAid Guitars’ Bob Abbott Yolanda 5

    Bass of the Week: JanAid Guitars’ Bob Abbott Yolanda 5

    Named after a butterfly found in southern Spain, the JanAid Yolanda 5 bass draws inspiration from nature. This week, we check out the latest incarnation of the bass, which is also a signature model for Baltimore-based player Bob Abbott. The Yolanda 5 was built with a variety of woods, utilizing their “defects” to create a... »