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  • Bass of the Week: Bacce Guitars Anya 4 Powerbass

    Bass of the Week: Bacce Guitars Anya 4 Powerbass

    Spain’s Bacce Guitars has a beautiful lineup of instruments, but they also make special boutique one-off instruments as well. This week we’re checking out the Anya 4 Powerbass, which looks like a race car with four strings. The neck-through bass is built around a five-piece maple and Honduran mahogany neck that’s topped with an ebony... »

  • Eastwood Guitars Announces Modern Version of Klira Beatle Bass

    Eastwood Guitars Announces Modern Version of Klira Beatle Bass

    Eastwood Guitars is reviving another unique vintage bass through their custom shop. The Klira Beatle Bass was a take on the Hofner bass made famous by Paul McCartney. “Through the 1960’s there were many variants of the popular Hofner Beatle Bass coming out of Japan and around the world,” Eastwood writes. “Our favorite was this... »

  • Amorite Guitars Announces First Bass Model: The Kothar

    Amorite Guitars Announces First Bass Model: The Kothar

    Amorite Guitars has introduced their first bass model called the Kothar. The bass was two years in the making and will be available alongside other Amorite instruments. Designed in part with bassist Omar Harb, the Kothar features neck-through construction with a five-piece maple and walnut neck with an asymmetric profile. Its neck is also reinforced... »

  • Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Swift Lite Lightweight Bass

    Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Swift Lite Lightweight Bass

    We’ve featured a couple of instruments by AJR Guitarmods over the past couple years, and now we’re checking out their lightest bass yet: the Swift Lite 34-inch four-string bass. The inspiration came to luthier Andy Rogers while thinking of the first time he picked up a bass. “One of the things that surprised me the... »

  • 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... »

  • Bass of the Week: Colibrí Guitars and Basses Morgan

    Bass of the Week: Colibrí Guitars and Basses Morgan

    Last week, Corey had it with all the political posts on Facebook and asked to see some basses instead. The No Treble community responded with hundreds of basses including this cool instrument called the Morgan from Colibrí Guitars and Basses. “My name is Rodrigo Castellanos and I have been building basses for the last 13... »

  • Bass of the Week: Le Fay Basses Remington Steele

    Bass of the Week: Le Fay Basses Remington Steele

    This week we’re checking out the Remington Steele from Germany’s Le Fay Basses. The bass is a fretless with a twist: the fingerboard is stainless steel. Although it’s an unusual feature, the steel doesn’t sound metallic at all, the company says. “Remington Steele sounds spacious, phat and rich in overtones,” they write. “Effects come into... »

  • Bass of the Week: Devon Bass J5 Classic Fretless

    Bass of the Week: Devon Bass J5 Classic Fretless

    This week we’re checking out a gorgeous J5 Classic Fretless from Devon Bass. It features a stunning chambered and scorched swamp ash body that has an almost caramel color in the grain. The warm color is accented with black hardware and an ebony fingerboard. Devon fitted the bass with a pair of Nordstrand Audio Big... »

  • Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Basses Now Shipping

    Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Basses Now Shipping

    Earlier this year, Ernie Ball Music Man announced they were revamping their flagship Stingray bass. Now the Stingray Special is shipping. The model, which was originally released in 1976, has been reimagined with a host of new features while retaining its identity. The body has been contoured and the neck joint has been sculpted for... »

  • 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,... »