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  • Bass of the Week: Alpine Guitar Black Bison

    Bass of the Week: Alpine Guitar Black Bison

    Julien Pluvinage wrote in to share the details of his new bass, and it’s a beauty. The Black Bison by Alpine Guitar is a take on the classic P-bass that is crafted in France using only local woods. This bass comes from Alpine’s custom shop Delachapelle series. Although Alpine is a newer company, their chief... »

  • Fodera Unveils Masterbuilt Prairie Bass

    Fodera Unveils Masterbuilt Prairie Bass

    Fodera has unveiled the latest in their Masterbuilt series with the Prairie, a one-of-a-kind bass that draws its design features from the late 19th- and early 20th-century architectural style known as “Prairie School.” “Noted for its horizontal lines, symmetry, and use of color to compliment the surrounding landscape, the “Prairie School” style and design was... »

  • Reverend Guitars Unveils Lefty Mike Watt Signature Bass

    Reverend Guitars Unveils Lefty Mike Watt Signature Bass

    Mike Watt’s signature Wattplower bass from Reverend Guitars is now available in a left-handed version, the company has announced. The limited run was created as a gift for another punk rock legend. “Mike Watt wanted to have one made as a gift for Iggy Pop – a left-handed player,” they write. “Reverend Guitars saw this... »

  • Bass of the Week: BassLab Guitars L-Bow

    Bass of the Week: BassLab Guitars L-Bow

    The L-Bow by BassLab Guitars is one of the most attention-grabbing designs in the bass world, but its extra bow in the neck is not for shock factor. This week we’re checking out a recent five-string L-Bow-V that, like their other instruments, features a tuneable composite material in place of wood. “This is the bass,... »

  • Bass of the Week: Fant Guitars Omega Bass

    Bass of the Week: Fant Guitars Omega Bass

    This week we’re checking out the Omega bass by Fant Guitars, which features a cool oversized pickup cover/pickguard shaped like their logo. The bass also has an interesting blend of tone woods: the body and fingerboard are made of cherry while the neck and top are made from walnut. The body is finished is a... »

  • Bass of the Week: Egilegor Basses Biadar 4

    Bass of the Week: Egilegor Basses Biadar 4

    Sometimes Facebook is so full of drama that I think about freezing my account. Then I scroll by a beautiful bass like this Biadar from Egilegor Basses, and my faith is restored. Built by luthier Imanol Artola Egilegor in Spain, the model is their double-cut shape with a longer upper horn that helps to balance... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ibanez ATK810E

    Bass of the Week: Ibanez ATK810E

    There’s something so raw yet refined about the Ibanez ATK that has always caught my attention. This week we’re checking out the four-string Premium version of the model. “With the ATK, we took the traditional concept of the bass and turned it up to ’11,'” Ibanez writes. “The result is one of the most straightforward,... »

  • Fodera Adds Emperor-J 5 To Standard Classic Bass Series

    Fodera Adds Emperor-J 5 To Standard Classic Bass Series

    Fodera has added a five-string version of their Emperor-J to the Standard Classic line. The retro-styled instrument can be ordered in two different layouts to represent the tones of different eras. “The Emperor-J 5 is available in either a 60’s jazz-style configuration of an Alder body/ Rosewood FB with its pickups in 60’s location or... »

  • AC Guitars Unveils the Micro Krell Bass Guitar

    AC Guitars Unveils the Micro Krell Bass Guitar

    AC Guitars has scaled down their Krell model with the new Micro Krell, a bass featuring a tiny 26.5-inch scale while still being tuned as a normal bass. Luthier Alan Cringean created the model out of a bit of exploration. “It started out as an experiment using a Krell guitar body I had in the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Waja Bass Soma NT 5-String

    Bass of the Week: Waja Bass Soma NT 5-String

    This week we’re checking out the Waja Bass Soma NT five-string, which features a striking body shape in an equally striking high gloss blue finish. The neck-through bass is crafted from a three-piece swamp ash body topped with flamed maple and a seven-piece birdseye maple and bubinga neck. Its fingerboard is ebony. Waja fits the... »