Last week, the bass community suffered a major blow with the loss of Mike Lull. Beyond his incredible craftsmanship, Lull was a positive force and an inspiration to all those he met. We wanted to honor him by featuring the M4V/M5V as our bass of the week.
Headless bass designs were a big theme at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show, and Ibanez got in on the action with their new EHB series. The models have a new, specially designed body that maintains its playing position whether you’re sitting or standing.
This week we’re checking out the Phantom BF5 by Geist Custom Instruments. Luthier Tim Gospodinov shared that he “enjoys experimenting with tonal characteristics of different shapes and materials...”
Warwick is unveiling loads of new instruments at the 2020 Winter NAMM Show including the new Rockbass Corvette Multi-Scale five-string bass. It marks their first foray into the fanned fret design.
Kiesel Guitars has expanded its Vader bass lineup with five and six-string models of their multi-scale version of the bass. The new headless basses, dubbed the VBM5 and VBM6, come with lots of options.
Strandberg is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a series of limited-edition versions of each of their models, including the Boden Bass. Each of the instruments have specially developed finishes and hardware.
This week we’re checking out the Stellart Guitars Athena, which is a gorgeous five-string bass featuring a chambered body and neck-through construction.
When you look at this bass, you might suspect it was built in the Southwest due to its design and turquoise coloring. However, the NB5 Dream Catcher 33 is a custom bass made by Japan’s Sugi Guitars.
This week we’re checking out a stunning Armada bass by Jillard Guitars. The bass has a multi-scale neck running from 36.75 inches to 34 inches with slanted frets to adjust for each string.
After teasing it for several days, Fender has unveiled the American Ultra Series, which they call their “most advanced” line of basses. The series is defined by new Ultra Noiseless Vintage pickups, newly-designed body contours, and faster playing necks.
Take a look at the Marleaux Consat Custom Bass, which offers countless exotic woods and different construction techniques. Check out the gallery, videos, audio clips, and more.
Cort has introduced the Action HH4, a bass that features a two-humbucker pickup configuration. Complete with switchable active 2-band and passive operation, the bass offers a variety of tones.