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F Bass Unveils VF-P Bass
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F Bass Unveils VF-P Bass

F Bass has expanded their Vintage Series of basses with the VF-P. The model, which pays tribute to an industry classic, is a passive P-bass featuring a one-piece maple neck and a two-piece alder body. The VF-P has a standard 34-inch scale and 21 frets with a compound fingerboard radius. Its neck comes with a modern shape for playabilty though...

Bass of the Week: Grove Guitars FHP Bull Moose 5
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Grove Guitars FHP Bull Moose 5

Grove Guitars does something really cool for their bass tops. Instead of an exotic hardwood, the company will sometimes use old crate tops to “provide a genuine vintage feel without the faux finish.” A good example is our bass of the week, the FHP Bull Moose 5. Described as a super spec’ed MM bass, the Bull Moose 5 is built...

Fodera Introduces Victor Wooten Fretless Bass; A Tribute to Joe Compito
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Fodera Introduces Victor Wooten Fretless Bass; A Tribute to Joe Compito

Fodera is honoring one of their friends with a bass they’re calling the Victor Wooten Fretless; A Tribute to Joe Compito. The bass is a nearly identical replica of the five-string fretless bass that the late Joe Compito built for Victor Wooten, who famously used it on the Grammy-winning Flecktones album Flight of the Cosmic Hippo. “Those of you that...

Bass of the Week: AV Basses AVB1
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: AV Basses AVB1

This week we check out the AVB1 from AV Basses, a versatile custom bass that comes in 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-string versions. Made in the Czech Republic by luthier Aleš Vychodil, the AVB1 comes with tons of options ranging from bolt-on or neck-thru construction to choice of woods to choice of pickups. While the bass can be made in...

Bass of the Week: Aquilina Basses DB
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Aquilina Basses DB

Sébastien Aquilina of Aquilina Basses is making some beautiful instruments. Case in point: the Aquilina DB, a suave singlecut design with French aesthetic. The neck-through bass is built around a sycamore and ash neck with carbon reinforcements, topped with a sycamore fingerboard. The body wings are mahogany with a stunning flamed sycamore that continues the theme. It’s fitted with a...

Bass of the Week: Mensinger Cazpar
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Mensinger Cazpar

Featuring a 30-inch scale, Mensinger describes their Cazpar bass as designed with players with smaller hands in mind. It also works nicely in both piccolo and standard tuning for versatility. Available in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions, the Cazpar is built with a body consisting of an alder or mahogany core sandwiched between two pieces of maple as well as...

Cort Unveils Artisan 20th Anniversary Basses
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Cort Unveils Artisan 20th Anniversary Basses

Cort has announced a line of 20th Anniversary editions of their Artisan basses, including the Artisan A-Custom 20th and the Artisan B 20th. Each of the models are limited edition and come in four and five-string versions with a 20th Anniversary logo on the electronics cover plate. The Cort Artisan A-Custom 20th bass features neck-thru construction centered around a 9-piece...

Fender Unveils Deluxe and American Deluxe Dimension Bass Models
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Fender Unveils Deluxe and American Deluxe Dimension Bass Models

After introducing the Dimension Bass as part of their Modern Player Series, Fender has revealed that the bass is now available as part of their Deluxe and American Deluxe instrument lines. Available in 4- and 5-string versions, the Fender Deluxe Dimension Bass is built with an ash body in the model’s new body shape, the Black-finish model is made with...

Bass of the Week: Ella Basses #0015
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Ella Basses #0015

No Treble columnist Ryan Madora covered Summer NAMM for us this year, and one of the most striking pictures she took was at the Ella Basses booth. This week we check out company’s #0015 bass, which centers around a beautiful blend of exotic woods. The front of the bass is adorned with an interesting selection of cocobolo on its body...

Elrick Introduces Second Generation Expat Series New Jazz Standard Bass
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Elrick Introduces Second Generation Expat Series New Jazz Standard Bass

Elrick Bass Guitars has introduced the second generation of their Expat Series New Jazz Standard Bass. The model has undergone a makeover with updated cosmetics, including pick guards, an Elrick bridge, matching metal knobs, fretboard markers, new colors and matching headstocks. As part of the Expat Series, the bass is assembled Europe with U.S.-made materials including Bartolini Jazz pickups, a...