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Bass of the Week: Brooks Telebird
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Brooks Telebird

Rob van den Broek put together two classic bass designs to create the Brooks Telebird. The builder, who is a Gibson aficionado, combined the body of a Thunderbird with the neck and pickup Fender Telecaster bass.

Rob van den Broek Dives Deep in “The Gibson Bass Book”
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Rob van den Broek Dives Deep in “The Gibson Bass Book”

Rob van den Broek is a bassist and a luthier. He’s also a huge fan of Gibson’s basses, which led him to publish The Gibson Bass Book. The 180-page book documents over 80 Gibson basses and 70 Epiphone basses with more than 400 pictures. The story begins in the late 1930’s with the company’s first upright electric bass before jumping...

Bass of the Week: Brooks EB-RBL
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Brooks EB-RBL

Hans Grimm shared his fantastic bass on the No Treble Facebook group, and it got lots of us excited. “This beauty was built for me by very talented amateur luthier Rob van den Broek, under his Brooks brand,” the bassist wrote. “The model is based on a classic Gibson, and also sports Hamer-ish looks.” The old school influenced axe sports...