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Bass of the Week: 3G Handmade Instruments Sniper Bass

This week we’re taking a look at the Sniper bass by 3G Handmade Instruments. Made in Italy, the bass was designed for portability while keeping a full size bass experience.

3G Handmade Instruments Sniper Bass Body

“[The] Sniper Bass was born to solve transport problems due to the electric bass pack size while maintaining the traditional scale and balance of a typical bass, whether you play sitting or standing with the shoulder strap,” the company writes. “Sniper Bass was built with a body shape that makes possible to put it into a Steinberger bass case or bag. Being a handmade product you can customize it as all our products.”

Standard features on the bass include a 34-inch scale, an alder body with a set ovangkol neck, and an ebony fretboard. It utilizes a T4M headless black bridge tuning system and Tesla pickups.

As 3G states, each bass they make is made by hand and therefore customizable. Here’s a clip of Girogio Terenziani playing a custom Sniper bass featuring a maple neck, EMG HZ pickups, an active preamp and a Green Army satin finish:

For more, check out the 3G Handmade Instruments website.

3G Handmade Instruments Sniper Bass Specs:

Scale:34 Inches
Dimensions:28 x 95cm
Body:Alder
Neck:Ovangkol (Set In)
Fingerboard:Ebony
Bridge:T4M Headless Black
Pickups:Tesla
Electronics:Passive Volume/Balance/Tone
Finish:Black Beauty Satin