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Bass of the Week: Aviator Guitars Bomber 7
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Bass of the Week: Aviator Guitars Bomber 7

Taking after the massive combat aircraft, this Bomber 7 from Aviator Guitars drops thunderous notes with an incredible seven-string multi-scale design. The longest string has a scale length of 37.5 inches, which is a solid 3.5 inches longer than a traditional bass scale. In fact, the model was created just for this particular feat. “The Bomber model was developed specifically...

Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Burzaco Series BS0001
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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 neck topped with a birdseye...

Bass of the Week: Marleaux Bass Guitars Contra
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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 with the same materials as...

Ibanez Adds More BTB Bass Models for 2017
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Ibanez Adds More BTB Bass Models for 2017

Ibanez has further expanded their BTB model range with several incarnations. This summer they expanded the BTB700 series with four and seven-string models, plus their BTB Premium line will now have options for figured maple tops. The BTB is typically a five or six-string bass, but the BTB740 and BTB747 take things one step further as a four-string and a...

Ibanez Introduces the Ashula SRAS7 Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Bass
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Ibanez Introduces the Ashula SRAS7 Hybrid Fretted/Fretless Bass

Ibanez shocked many bassists again this year by introducing a new Ashula bass. The SRAS7 is a seven-string model that has a unique hybrid fretted/fretless design with three strings over a fretless purpleheart fingerboard and four strings over a fretted rosewood fretboard. The fretted portion is tuned to a standard E-A-D-G, while the fretless section is tuned A-D-G. Each section...

Elrick Bass Guitars Unveils Steve Lawson Signature Model
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Elrick Bass Guitars Unveils Steve Lawson Signature Model

Steve Lawson has teamed up with Elrick Bass Guitars to release a signature model. The Gold Standard Steve Lawson Custom Bolt-on Neck Bass Guitar is a semi-hollow body that features the company’s “heel-less” body design. The bass is built with a maple body topped with marbled walnut. Its quarter-sawn maple neck sports a 33-inch scale and is bolted to the...

Bass of the Week: Conklin Guitars OM
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Bass of the Week: Conklin Guitars OM

This week we’re checking out a collaboration between Conklin Guitars and Jason Everett called the OM Bass. The bass is a seven-string fretless that is fitted with several interesting features to suit the bassist’s world music style. Its pickups are a pair of custom Bartolinis along with a set of GraphTECH Ghost piezos in individual saddlebridges. Besides EQing, the OM...

Bass of the Week: Ramos Guitars Gotham
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Bass of the Week: Ramos Guitars Gotham

This week we’re checking out a sleek black custom bass called the Gotham by Spain’s Ramos Guitars. The seven-string brute is built with a mongoy body and fretless ebony fingerboard for a dark theme and an air of mystery. Featuring neck-through construction, its three-piece maple neck is reinforced with graphite for added strength. Ramos fitted the bass with a Delano...

Bass of the Week: AV Basses AVB1
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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...

Ibanez Adds 7-String Bass to BTB Series
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Ibanez Adds 7-String Bass to BTB Series

Adding to their extended range bass lineup, Ibanez has introduced the Limited Edition BTB7. The 7-string bass adds a high F-string to the company’s existing 6-string BTB configuration. The BTB7 features neck-through construction with a 7-piece maple, bubinga, and walnut neck sporting maple body wings topped with walnut. Its body shape follows the BTB style with deep cutaways and an...