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  • Fodera Unveils Masterbuilt Prairie Bass

    Fodera Unveils Masterbuilt Prairie Bass

    Fodera has unveiled the latest in their Masterbuilt series with the Prairie, a one-of-a-kind bass that draws its design features from the late 19th- and early 20th-century architectural style known as “Prairie School.” “Noted for its horizontal lines, symmetry, and use of color to compliment the surrounding landscape, the “Prairie School” style and design was... »

  • Reverend Guitars Unveils Lefty Mike Watt Signature Bass

    Reverend Guitars Unveils Lefty Mike Watt Signature Bass

    Mike Watt’s signature Wattplower bass from Reverend Guitars is now available in a left-handed version, the company has announced. The limited run was created as a gift for another punk rock legend. “Mike Watt wanted to have one made as a gift for Iggy Pop – a left-handed player,” they write. “Reverend Guitars saw this... »

  • Ibanez Reintroduces Artcore AFB200 and AGB200 Basses

    Ibanez Reintroduces Artcore AFB200 and AGB200 Basses

    Ibanez has reintroduced their Artcore series bass models with the AFB200 and the AGB200. The hollow body, short-scale basses each carry an old school vibe with a different tonal palette to separate them. “The AFB200 is geared towards the traditionalist; the player after a huge, warm bass tone perfect for Jazz, Blues, or acoustic sets,”... »

  • Bass of the Week: Fant Guitars Omega Bass

    Bass of the Week: Fant Guitars Omega Bass

    This week we’re checking out the Omega bass by Fant Guitars, which features a cool oversized pickup cover/pickguard shaped like their logo. The bass also has an interesting blend of tone woods: the body and fingerboard are made of cherry while the neck and top are made from walnut. The body is finished is a... »

  • Bass of the Week: Egilegor Basses Biadar 4

    Bass of the Week: Egilegor Basses Biadar 4

    Sometimes Facebook is so full of drama that I think about freezing my account. Then I scroll by a beautiful bass like this Biadar from Egilegor Basses, and my faith is restored. Built by luthier Imanol Artola Egilegor in Spain, the model is their double-cut shape with a longer upper horn that helps to balance... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ibanez ATK810E

    Bass of the Week: Ibanez ATK810E

    There’s something so raw yet refined about the Ibanez ATK that has always caught my attention. This week we’re checking out the four-string Premium version of the model. “With the ATK, we took the traditional concept of the bass and turned it up to ’11,'” Ibanez writes. “The result is one of the most straightforward,... »

  • AC Guitars Unveils the Micro Krell Bass Guitar

    AC Guitars Unveils the Micro Krell Bass Guitar

    AC Guitars has scaled down their Krell model with the new Micro Krell, a bass featuring a tiny 26.5-inch scale while still being tuned as a normal bass. Luthier Alan Cringean created the model out of a bit of exploration. “It started out as an experiment using a Krell guitar body I had in the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Bacce Guitars Anya 4 Powerbass

    Bass of the Week: Bacce Guitars Anya 4 Powerbass

    Spain’s Bacce Guitars has a beautiful lineup of instruments, but they also make special boutique one-off instruments as well. This week we’re checking out the Anya 4 Powerbass, which looks like a race car with four strings. The neck-through bass is built around a five-piece maple and Honduran mahogany neck that’s topped with an ebony... »

  • Eastwood Guitars Announces Modern Version of Klira Beatle Bass

    Eastwood Guitars Announces Modern Version of Klira Beatle Bass

    Eastwood Guitars is reviving another unique vintage bass through their custom shop. The Klira Beatle Bass was a take on the Hofner bass made famous by Paul McCartney. “Through the 1960’s there were many variants of the popular Hofner Beatle Bass coming out of Japan and around the world,” Eastwood writes. “Our favorite was this... »

  • Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Swift Lite Lightweight Bass

    Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Swift Lite Lightweight Bass

    We’ve featured a couple of instruments by AJR Guitarmods over the past couple years, and now we’re checking out their lightest bass yet: the Swift Lite 34-inch four-string bass. The inspiration came to luthier Andy Rogers while thinking of the first time he picked up a bass. “One of the things that surprised me the... »