Bass of the Week: AV Basses AVB1

This week we check out the AVB1 from AV Basses, a versatile custom bass that comes in 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-string versions. Made in the Czech Republic by luthier Aleš Vychodil, the AVB1 comes with tons of options ranging from bolt-on or neck-thru construction to choice of woods to choice of pickups.

AV Basses AVB1

While the bass can be made in so many ways, the configuration from the AVB1 demo video really caught our eye. The four-string bolt-on bass has a beautiful dark wood motif with a cocobolo top and ebony fingerboard. The bass’s body is rounded out with a maple accent plate and a mahogany back while the neck is a 7-piece lamination of maple and wenge.

This AVB1 has a PJ pickup configuration and is fitted with a set of Nordstrand NPJ4’s. Hardware includes Hipshot Ultralite tuners and a Hipshot bridge.

AV Basses AVB1 Demo:

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For more info, check out the AV Basses website.

AV Basses AVB1 Details:

  • Strings: 4, 5, 6 or 7
  • Construction: Bolt-on
  • Scale: 34″
  • Body: Mahogany, Maple
  • Top: Cocobolo
  • Truss Rod Cover: Cocobolo
  • Neck: 7-piece Maple/Wenge
  • Headstock: Cocobolo with Mother of Pearl AV Logo
  • Fretboard: Ebony with Rosewood/Ebony/Maple Binding
  • Side Dots: Mother of Pearl
  • Pickups: Nordstrand NPJ4
  • Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite
  • Bridge: Hipshot Triple Lock Down Bridge
  • Hardware Finish: Gold
  • Finish: High Gloss

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  2. A beautiful bass that’s not active, 4 string, sounds sweet AND looks awesome without trying to have a “cutting edge desing?” Gimme?