Best of 2022: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass of the Week Features
For over ten years, Kevin Johnson has been publishing his Bass of the Week series. His goal since the beginning was to feature “low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre.”
Here are the top 10 reader-favorite BoTW’s for 2022.
This week we’re checking out one of the most evocative basses I’ve seen in a while. The Prophecy Instruments PLASMA-4 has an aesthetic design that pulls from both organic and synthetic themes.
We have featured a lot of unique and interesting basses over the eleven years since we started this column, but this extended range bass will certainly go down as one of the most amazing.
Today we’re featuring an instrument the likes of which I’ve never seen before. Invented by Miles Schelling, the Sitar Bass fuses elements of the traditional Indian instrument with a bass.
I love finding new instruments and builders I’ve never heard of before, and our bass of the week is a great gem from Croatia. Luthier Igor Krsticevic shared his latest bass with us.
This week we’re taking a look at a less-than-traditional design with this Egilegor Basses Bidai, with its wide 7-string neck headless multi-scale design.
This week, we’re checking out the Sletch Guitars Boogie Bass. This particular Boogie Bass is the company’s fifth build and is fully handcrafted.
This week we’re checking out a brand new ancient bass by Tüi Instruments. Gert Simso shared his latest creation with us, which he calls the Mammothslayer. The spear-shaped body is made from bog oak while the lower bout features a deer horn for a leg rest.
Inspiration can strike from anywhere if you’re open to it. That’s just what happened to Lenny Robert of Daddy Mojo Electrics, and it led to the creation of this cool version of his BeeKay bass model.
Popular YouTuber Davie504 recently passed 10 million subscribers on his channel, earning him a Diamond Play Button from the company. The creative bassist knew just what to do with it: turn it into a bass.
Luthier Marek Dabek of Stradi Basses has been wowing us for years, and this week we’ve got another jaw-dropper. David Sutkin shared his new Stradi Apollo Symphony Bass that is an evolution of the standard Stradi model.