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  • Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Orion

    Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Orion

    Jerzy Drozd creates some fantastic instruments. Alongside his regular line, he also goes out of his way to create some over-the-top beautiful basses. This week we’re checking out the Orion, a bass created from his Soul VI model that is decked out in moissanite gems. The bolt-on, six-string bass is built with a swamp ash... »

  • Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Ball Family Reserve Bongo 6HH Bass in Grabber Green

    Ernie Ball Music Man Unveils Ball Family Reserve Bongo 6HH Bass in Grabber Green

    Ernie Ball Music Man has unveiled the Ball Family Reserve series for August. The lineup for this month includes two guitars plus one bass: the Bongo 6HH in Grabber Green. “The Ernie Ball Music Man Ball Family Reserve series is a celebration of our heritage in instrument craftsmanship,” the company writes. “These rare pieces are... »

  • Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Burzaco Series BS0001

    Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Burzaco Series BS0001

    Extended range bassist Lucas Gonzalez was approached by luthier Emiliano Bernal to collaborate on a series of ERBs. He shared the first of the results with us, dubbed the Burazco Series BS0001, and it’s beautiful. The hand-crafted instrument is built with a Bolivian mahogany body, a zebrawood top, and a two-piece quartersawn hard rock maple... »

  • Maurizio Ūber Basses Introduces the Fretless-Only MūB-F Model

    Maurizio Ūber Basses Introduces the Fretless-Only MūB-F Model

    Maurizio Ūber Basses, aka MūB, has unveiled a new model called the MūB-F, a fretless-only bass they say was designed from the ground up to be “a true fretless bass as opposed to a bass without frets.” “A fretless bass is a different instrument. It is played differently, with more attention to nuances and subtleties,... »

  • Bass of the Week: Marleaux Bass Guitars Contra

    Bass of the Week: Marleaux Bass Guitars Contra

    Gerald Marleaux is hands down one of my favorite bass builders. His artistic touch and attention to detail make all of his instruments play and sound just as good as they look. This week we’re checking out his Contra model, which takes its semi-acoustic design in part from the violin family. “The Contra is made... »

  • Elrick Bass Guitars Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Limited Edition Bass

    Elrick Bass Guitars Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Limited Edition Bass

    Master luthier Rob Elrick is celebrating 25 years of building basses. To commemorate the anniversary, Elrick Bass Guitars has unveiled their first limited edition instrument. The Elrick 25th Anniversary Bass will be restricted to no more than 10 instruments that feature their most popular features and primary wood selections. The e-volution single-cut body is made... »

  • Bass of the Week: Tuli Basses HIILYX

    Bass of the Week: Tuli Basses HIILYX

    I’m always floored by Tuli Basses, and builder Aron Bach made my day by sending me the details of his latest HIILYX bass. The six-string bass is the new single cut model that he revealed at the 2018 London Bass Guitar Show. Even with six strings and a single cut body, the HIILYX comes in... »

  • Dean Guitars Adds Flame Top Fretless, Six-String Edge Basses

    Dean Guitars Adds Flame Top Fretless, Six-String Edge Basses

    Dean expanded their Edge bass lineup with two new iterations: the Edge 4 Flame Top Fretless and the Edge 6 Flame Top. The basses share many of the same attributes, including a mahogany body, a flame maple top, a maple neck, and a killer transparent black satin finish. Both basses also have a pau ferro... »

  • Ibanez Unveils SRMS800 Series Basses

    Ibanez Unveils SRMS800 Series Basses

    Ibanez has expanded their multi-scale bass lineup by adding the SRMS800, SRMS805, and SRMS806 to their Bass Workshop series. Each bass is built with a five-piece jatoba and walnut neck that has fanned frets for consistent tone across open strings, improved intonation, and comfort. The four-string SRMS800, five-string SRMS805, and the six-string SRMS806 all feature... »

  • Ibanez Announces Soundgear SR870, SR875, and SR876 Basses

    Ibanez Announces Soundgear SR870, SR875, and SR876 Basses

    Ibanez is continuing to grow their Soundgear bass lineup this year with the SR870, SR875, and SR876 models. The new basses, which they describe as some of the most visually striking basses in the series, were unveiled at the Winter NAMM Show. Each of the basses is built with a mahogany body topped with flamed... »