Skip to main content

4-string Bass Archives

Bass of the Week: Moonshine Custom Guitars EVH Tribute Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Moonshine Custom Guitars EVH Tribute Bass

One look at this bass and you’ll know its inspiration. However, Rick Wilson of Moonshine Custom Guitars went way beyond replicating the paint job from Eddie Van Halen’s infamous Frankenstrat. The four-string tribute takes every little detail about the guitar and its scars into consideration.

Rickenbacker Guitars Reveals the 4003AC Al Cisneros Signature Bass
Basses

Rickenbacker Guitars Reveals the 4003AC Al Cisneros Signature Bass

Al Cisneros has teamed up with Rickenbacker for a limited edition signature bass based on their flagship model. The 4003AC is outfitted with a few of the Sleep/Om bassist’s requests.

Sandberg Guitars Unveils the Limited Edition California Grand Dark Bass
Basses

Sandberg Guitars Unveils the Limited Edition California Grand Dark Bass

Sandberg Guitars has announced a new limited edition model to their California Grand Dark series, which was introduced three years ago. The new bass is limited to 40 pieces and comes in a high-gloss orange finish.

Bass of the Week: Owl Bass Guitars Alchemist 4/32
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Owl Bass Guitars Alchemist 4/32

I love checking out all the basses people post on Instagram, but this one made me stop scrolling. This Alchemist 4/32 by Owl Bass Guitars first caught my eye with its killer claro walnut top.

Bass of the Week: Kinal Guitars Kompact 4
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Kinal Guitars Kompact 4

This week we’re taking a look at a short scale bass from Kinal Guitars called the Kompact 4. Luthier Michael Kinal builds the scaled-down hollow body with a variety of woods.

R. Low Vaughn Instruments Unveils the Panzer Bass
Basses

R. Low Vaughn Instruments Unveils the Panzer Bass

R. Low Vaughn Instruments has introduced a new budget model that’s made in the United States. The Panzer series is made by luthier Rob Vaughn in his Boise, Idaho shop with set features to streamline the process and reduce cost.

Bass of the Week: Cosmic Woodworking Jupiter Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Cosmic Woodworking Jupiter Bass

Luthier Eric Doucet of Cosmic Woodworking posted some photos of his latest build in the No Treble Facebook group, and people took notice. The Jupiter bass has a lot going for it, but the choice of woods is a knockout.

Fender Announces Limited Edition Lightweight Ash American Professional Jazz Bass
Basses

Fender Announces Limited Edition Lightweight Ash American Professional Jazz Bass

Fender has unveiled a new limited edition Lightweight Ash American Professional line of instruments. The series includes a Strat, a Telecaster, and, most importantly, a Jazz Bass. Each model is built with a lightweight ash body while retaining most features from their American Professional counterpart.

Bass of the Week: Urbaniak Not Pear 003
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Urbaniak Not Pear 003

It’s always refreshing to see bass builders thinking outside the box. This week we’ve got a great example of that with the Not Pear by Wes Urbaniak. The thin-bodied acoustic bass takes on a violin-esque shape, but every single Not Pear is different from the next.

Doner Designs Selling Time Machine Bass For Charity
Basses

Doner Designs Selling Time Machine Bass For Charity

Back in January, we featured a unique instrument by Doner Designs as our bass of the week. Now the Time Machine bass is up for sale as part of a charity to benefit Parkinson’s Disease research.