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Island Instruments Announces The Traveller Bass
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Island Instruments Announces The Traveller Bass

For bassists on the go, Montreal’s Island Instruments has introduced the Traveller Bass, a four-stringer that’s pared down to the essentials. Built with size in mind, the bass was designed with a short 31-inch scale and a headless design. “The goals were to design a lightweight, compact bass that blends modern features and ergonomics with vintage feel and tone. The...

Bass of the Week: Colibrí Guitars and Basses Morgan
Bass of the Week

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 years,” the luthier shared. “11...

Bass of the Week: Padalka Guitars Neptune Bass No. 125
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Bass of the Week: Padalka Guitars Neptune Bass No. 125

Padalka Guitars went for something a little different on this particular build of their Neptune bass. To begin, they made it a four-string with a longer 35-inch scale and 26 frets. As with the standard Neptune model, it features a Hipshot headless tuning system. Padalka crafted the bass with a one-piece Black Limba body topped with a stunning piece of...

Bass of the Week: Bogart Bass Sport V Headless
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Bass of the Week: Bogart Bass Sport V Headless

This week we’re checking out a slick headless, five-string version of the Bogart Bass Sport model. Built for Michael Klöckner, the bass is a modified version of their already lightweight Sport, which features a carbon fiber neck and an interesting body design. It’s a Blackstone synthetic body shell that is injected with a light weight filling foam. This particular bass...

Bass of the Week: Roscoe Guitars Century Standard Plus 5HL
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Bass of the Week: Roscoe Guitars Century Standard Plus 5HL

Something (or maybe everything) about this Century Standard Plus from Roscoe Guitars really caught my attention while sifting through my Facebook feed. Between its slick headless design and dynamic cocobolo top, it stopped me dead in my tracks. The five-string was also built with an alder body and pau ferro fingerboard with 24 frets. I really dig the off-kilter Bartolini...

Bass of the Week: Blasius Guitars Kata 4 Headless
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Blasius Guitars Kata 4 Headless

The Kata 4 Headless from Blasius Guitars features a pretty unique body shape with the tone to match. A take on the company’s flagship Kata model, this headless bass is built with three-layer body wings consisting of a bubinga back, maple core, and flamed maple top. Its five-piece neck is a sandwich of maple, padouk, and walnut while the ebony...

Bass of the Week: Lorita Basses Century Series II
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Lorita Basses Century Series II

This week we’re checking out a cool new bass from Lorita Basses. The Century Series II carries the same singlecut body shape as the Century model, but with a solid body construction and a bolt-on neck. This particular bass has a headless setup and is constructed with a swamp ash body, burl elm top, hard ash and hard maple neck,...

Bass of the Week: CG Lutherie Orchid
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: CG Lutherie Orchid

This week we’re checking out the Orchid bass by CG Lutherie, a headless bass with some sleek features. The unique body shape includes a forearm contour and an extended upper horn, while the majority of the bass’s top sits flush thanks to recessed volume and tone controls. While the bass is fully customizable, this fretless Orchid features a stunning poplar...

Bass of the Week: 3G Handmade Instruments Sniper Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: 3G Handmade Instruments Sniper Bass

This week we’re taking a look at the Sniper bass by 3G Handmade Instruments. Made in Italy, the bass was designed for portability while keeping a full size bass experience. “[The] Sniper Bass was born to solve transport problems due to the electric bass pack size while maintaining the traditional scale and balance of a typical bass, whether you play...

NS Design Introduces WAV4 Radius Bass
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NS Design Introduces WAV4 Radius Bass

NS Design has expanded their bass guitar offering even further with the introduction of the WAV4 Radius, a bass that follows the design of their Radius series with a more accessible price point. It carries many of the same features of its predecessors, including a diradial body, a headless design with self-clamping tuning system, an advanced truss rod design, and...