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  • Bass Of the Week: Xylem 5-String Black Limba Bass

    Bass Of the Week: Xylem 5-String Black Limba Bass

    This week we’re featuring a beautiful custom Xylem 5-string bass. This particular bass is a neck-through design featuring a black limba body with a bookmatched macassar ebony top, accented with bocote and maple. The quartersawn neck is bird’s eye maple and has an ebony fretboard and custom inlays of a tomoe and falling leaves. All... »

  • Bass of the Week: Knuckle Guitar Works Quake Bass

    Bass of the Week: Knuckle Guitar Works Quake Bass

    Bigger is better. At least that’s the concept behind Knuckle Guitar Works’ Quake, a massive 39.5″ scale built-to-order bass. With the growing popularity of drop-tuning, bassists have to tune their strings down, which Knuckle explains harms tone by losing the upper transients. Seeing the need for better string response and tension, luthier Skip Fantry set... »

  • Bass of the Week: Kenneth Lawrence “Joust” 11-string ChamberBrase I

    Bass of the Week: Kenneth Lawrence “Joust” 11-string ChamberBrase I

    The world of extended-range basses has taken off over the last few years, and if you’ve ever searched for the term “bass” on YouTube, you’ve likely seen this week’s bass of the week: the Kenneth Lawrence “Joust” 11-string ChamberBrase I, built for Nuclear Rabbit and solo bassist Jean Baudin. A customization of Lawrence’s models, the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Rickenbacker Limited Edition Lemmy Kilmister Signature 4004LK

    Bass of the Week: Rickenbacker Limited Edition Lemmy Kilmister Signature 4004LK

    Rickenbacker paid tribute to metal icon and Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister with the introduction of the 4004LK, a signature bass limited to 60 pieces that was first spotted in 1995, though production started around 2000. The bass is half instrument, half art, as each piece’s walnut body features a hand-carved relief of oak leaves and... »

  • Bass of the Week: Little Guitar Works Torzal Standard

    Bass of the Week: Little Guitar Works Torzal Standard

    With time comes innovation, and for bass players it means lighter rigs, improved effects pedals and ergonomic basses. The Little Guitar Works Torzal Bass is a prime example of that progressive ideology. The customizable bass features your choice of woods and pickups, but the real “Twist” is in the neck. Literally. Developed in the mid-90s... »