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Bass of the Week: Joe Goldsmith Fretless Singlecut Bass
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Bass of the Week: Joe Goldsmith Fretless Singlecut Bass

We’re featuring another incredible bass made by an amateur builder this week. Bassist Joe Goldsmith sent us some pictures of a stunning singlecut bass he built to suit his style. The eighteen-year-old, who mainly plays double bass, decided to make something that would make him feel more at home on an electric. “As a double bassist, I’ve found that I’m...

Bass Centre Announced Revamped Power Bass Series
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Bass Centre Announced Revamped Power Bass Series

The Bass Centre has revamped their vintage-inspired Power Bass series for 2015 with a several new features. According to the manufacturer, the lineup has been “re-imagined to blend period accurate looks & a classic sound with modern, light weight construction & a super fast, satin finish neck.” One of the main upgrades is the inclusion of the Babicz Full Contact...

ESP Guitars Introduces Bunny Brunel Signature Basses
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ESP Guitars Introduces Bunny Brunel Signature Basses

Fusion bassist Bunny Brunel teamed up with ESP Guitars to unveil a new signature line at the 2015 Winter NAMM Show. The basses comes in two models: the BB-1004/QM, which is a four-string with a See-Thru Black Sunburst, and the BB-1005FL/QM, a fretless five-string with a Burnt Orange finish. Both editions carry many of the same features, including an alder...

Bass of the Week: Franz Bass Guitars Danny Fox Merak 4
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Bass of the Week: Franz Bass Guitars Danny Fox Merak 4

Bassist Danny Fox recently collaborated with luthier Xaver Tremel of Franz Bass Guitars to create a revamped version of the company’s Merak bass. The fretless four-string brings together elements of the original model with some specific tailoring to Fox’s style. The Franz Danny Fox Merak 4 is built with a walnut body that is chambered and curved for comfort. Its...

Bass of the Week: LedBelli Bass Guitars Jonah #015
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Bass of the Week: LedBelli Bass Guitars Jonah #015

I love checking out new basses that set themselves apart from the pack, and the LedBelli Jonah does just that. The fretless, single-cut, semi-hollow bass is a real eye catcher. The company just shared pictures of the recently completed Jonah #015, which features a stunning book-matched California Redwood burl theme. The bass’s body is semi-hollow and chambered with f-holes. Its...

Bass of the Week: SiC Instruments Madness 6-String Fretless
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Bass of the Week: SiC Instruments Madness 6-String Fretless

We get a lot of great basses shown to us on our Facebook page, but when Italian luthier Simone Calabrese sent a picture of his SiC Instruments Madness 6, I needed more. The combination of its poplar burl top and gorgeous green satin nitro finish makes this bass mesmerizing. Built with neck-through construction, the bass’s top covers ash body wings...

Bass of the Week: Tomisic Guitars MIA Fretless Bass
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Bass of the Week: Tomisic Guitars MIA Fretless Bass

This week we take a look at the MIA, a custom fretless P-style bass built by Serbian luthier Milos Tomisic. The design is the brainchild of bassist Marko Cvetkovic, who put his work talents to use for his musical endeavors. “After some planning, [Tomisic] decided to start his own model line and that’s where we started to cooperate,” Cvetkovic writes....

Laurus Introduces Federico Malaman Signature Quasar Bass
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Laurus Introduces Federico Malaman Signature Quasar Bass

Federico Malaman has been impressing us with his playing for years. Now he’s teamed up with Laurus to create the new Federico Malaman Signature Quasar Bass. Based on the company’s Quasar, the instrument is a 5-string fretless with its tuning machines at the bridge. One of the most striking features of the model is its chambered body, which has three...

Aries Basses Introduces the Aman II Bass
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Aries Basses Introduces the Aman II Bass

Aries Basses has added a new model to their lineup called the Aman II. The design is brings together elements of two of their existing basses with the front pulling from the Aman I and the semi-acoustic body style of their Conis bass. The Aman II is built with a chambered Mahogany body and spruce top. Its neck is a...

Bass of the Week: Whitt Guitars 5-String Fretless Archtop Acoustic Bass
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Bass of the Week: Whitt Guitars 5-String Fretless Archtop Acoustic Bass

My friend Gil sent me a heads up for this week’s featured bass, and I’m glad he did. This intriguing instrument is a one-of-a-kind acoustic fretless 5-string bass built by Daniel Whitt of Whitt Guitars. “At Whitt guitars, I build guitars that inspire creativity, capture the imagination and throw everything for a loop,” the bass builder writes. “I don’t build...

Bass of the Week: HJC Customs Alchemy Fretless 5
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Bass of the Week: HJC Customs Alchemy Fretless 5

Back at the Winter NAMM show this year, we ran into our friend Vuyani Wakaba roaming the floor with a smile from ear to ear. He was overjoyed by his new HJC Customs Fretless Alchemy 5, which is this week’s Bass of the Week. Wakaba teamed up with luthier Harold J. Cagle for the custom creation. It features an African...

Bass of the Week: Oliver Lang Instruments Limes “Erik”
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Bass of the Week: Oliver Lang Instruments Limes “Erik”

This week we check out the Limes bass, a unique singlecut design that’s handmade by Oliver Lang Instruments. The series came as a collaboration between Lang and his customer Michael after meeting at a fretless workshop. Together they created the first of the Limes series, dubbed the “Erik,” which features a five-piece maple and walnut neck, walnut body wings with...