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Bass of the Week: Claas Guitars Moby Dick B4 0317
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Bass of the Week: Claas Guitars Moby Dick B4 0317

This week we’re taking a look at an otherworldly bass by Germany’s Claas Guitars. This Moby Dick bass from their custom shop has a headless design with a singlecut body.

Sadowsky Introduces Spruce Core Single Cut Bass
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Sadowsky Introduces Spruce Core Single Cut Bass

Sadowsky was on hand at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show to unveil their new Spruce Core Single Cut bass. As the name says, the instrument’s design is based around a body core of spruce that is paired with a hardwood top and back.

Bass of the Week: Ele Basses Naga
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Ele Basses Naga

This week we’re taking a look at the Naga from Ele Basses. Named after the serpent creature found in Hindu mythology, the singlecut bass’s body shape was inspired by the curves in the body of reptiles. This particular example of the Naga is a four-string built with an ash body, buckeye burl top, and a five-piece maple and padauk neck...

Bass of the Week: DTC Bass Guitars 5-String Multiscale Singlecut
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Bass of the Week: DTC Bass Guitars 5-String Multiscale Singlecut

This DTC Bass Guitars instrument caught my eye for its intense purple finish over the burl top, which looks like you’re staring into space. However, it’s got loads of other great features, too. Built with a mahogany body, the bass is a singlecut and multiscale design for a modern approach to bass playing. The stabilized burl top almost hides its...

Bass of the Week: Rikkers Guitars Treeline
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Bass of the Week: Rikkers Guitars Treeline

This week we’re checking out a unique instrument made by Rikkers Guitars. Made in the Netherlands, the Treeline is a lightweight single-cut design derived from their Powerline model. “The Treeline is a tribute to wood as a natural product. No trees no life – let alone custom basses,” Rikkers writes. “The single-cut construction allows for optimal energetic transmission of the...

Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette’s Singlecut Fretless
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette’s Singlecut Fretless

This week we’re checking out a submission from Frederiek de Vette, who just finished making her first bass. For a first shot, it looks like an incredible instrument. “Building a musical instrument is something I dreamed of doing one day. After having to quit playing because of an injury I found no reason to pursue that dream anytime soon,” de...

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: Stradi Symphony Stone Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Stradi Symphony Stone Bass

A lot of times, basses with exotic burl tops look like they are made out of marble. The Stradi Symphony Stone Bass is a step in that direction. In addition to its unique singlecut body shape, this particular bass is built with a cedar body topped with a thin layer of natural stone. The result is stunning. The bass’s five-piece...

Sadowsky Unveils Vintage Style Single Cut Bass
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Sadowsky Unveils Vintage Style Single Cut Bass

Roger Sadowsky and crew have introduced a vintage version of their Single Cut model, which was introduced earlier this year. The bass retains the specs of the original bass with two key differences: different pickups and the inclusion of a pickguard and control plate. Sadowsky gave us the scoop on the new pickup set, which includes a single J-style pickup...

Eve Guitars Introduces the Lunna Bass
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Eve Guitars Introduces the Lunna Bass

Eve Guitars has unveiled the Lunna Bass, a single-cut model that’s made in the UK. Available in four-, five-, or six-string versions, the bass is described as sitting at the top of the Eve range and “fully customisable to meet your own preference and playing style.” It’s crafted with a quartersawn sapele bolt-on neck topped with a wenge fingerboard, but...