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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: 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...

AC Guitars Introduces The Krell Bass
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AC Guitars Introduces The Krell Bass

AC Guitars has introduced a new bass model named The Krell, inspired by the 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet. The bass takes its name from an extinct race of advanced beings from the movie that built a machine that could “turn thoughts into reality and project that reality anywhere on the planet.” “I was looking to make a more...

Bass of the Week: Wahlbrink Kronos Black Ax 5-String
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Wahlbrink Kronos Black Ax 5-String

As part of Wahlbrink’s Art Line of basses, the Kronos is a distinct instrument. The bass’s unique body shape with its distinct bouts add form to its function while its visual aesthetic is upped by exotic woods and attention to detail. A great example of the model is the company’s Black Ax, a one-off creation with a dark theme. The...

Bass of the Week: Utrera Ellegance Single Cut Bass
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Bass of the Week: Utrera Ellegance Single Cut Bass

Freddy Utrera is a Venezuelan luthier who has been producing some gorgeous basses, including his Ellegance singlecut. Available in 4-, 5- and 6-string versions, the bass is evidence of the luthier’s love of natural finishes and often ships that way, just to display the gorgeous cuts of wood he utilizes. The Ellegance comes in two flavors: standard and custom. The...

Bass of the Week: Fclef Basses Custom Series II
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Fclef Basses Custom Series II

This week we take a look at the Fclef Custom Series II Bass. Introduced as part of their 10th anniversary, the Custom Series II model builds upon their Custom Series and is handcrafted in the United States. The company also boasts that each member of the crew is a bass player, which gets a big thumbs up in our book....

Bass of the Week: KR Guitars Ursa
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: KR Guitars Ursa

This week we check out the Ursa from KR Guitars, a striking multi-scale bass that’s handmade by luthier Kevin Robertson in Vallejo, California. While the bass can be built with whatever woods are requested, this particular bass caught our eye with its 5A California Claro Walnut top and 5A flame maple back. The rest of the bass’s body is The...

Gear Review: Rybski Sean O’Bryan Smith Deluxe Signature Bass
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Rybski Sean O’Bryan Smith Deluxe Signature Bass

Rybski’s Sean O’Bryan Smith Deluxe Signature Bass is a truly rare custom bass. Rare in the sense that most custom basses have some element of “stock” to them, where as this bass is a signature model with features to fit a particular player’s needs and the builders unique touches that comprise his own inspiration and designs. I could immediately feel...

Bass of the Week: Emerald Guitars Flow Bass
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Bass of the Week: Emerald Guitars Flow Bass

The Emerald Guitars Flow Bass is quite a unique instrument. The body is built with a singular exoskeleton made of carbon fiber that’s then filled with the company’s “acoustic tone compound,” which they say can be tailored to create different fundamental tones just like different tone woods. “Our specially developed compound contains tiny air pockets which reduces the density,” they...

Bass of the Week: o3 Guitars Palladium
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: o3 Guitars Palladium

This week we take a look at Spanish custom shop o3 Guitars’ Palladium bass. Available in 4-, 5- and 6-string versions, the bass takes its moniker from the chemical element, which is a “rare and lustrous silvery-white metal.” All of o3’s basses are hand made, so each is customized. Standard features include an ebony fingerboard, mahogany body, and a 5-piece...