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Bass of the Week: Ritter Instruments R8 Singlecut #1237
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Bass of the Week: Ritter Instruments R8 Singlecut #1237

Jens Ritter’s basses have a style and finesse that makes them instantly recognizable. This week we’re checking out one of his R8 Singlecut models featuring a stark black and white contrast as its motif. The 5-string bass is built with a swamp ash body and maple top, all finished in white. Its three-piece maple neck is also finished in white,...

Bass of the Week: Skjold Design Drakkar
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Bass of the Week: Skjold Design Drakkar

Pete Skjold has been wowing bassists with his incredible instruments for nearly two decades. Last year he introduced a trio of new models based on his most popular body shapes, and this week we’re checking out the singlecut Drakkar bass. “The Drakkar is the modern version of the classic Whaleback,” Skjold explains on his website. “A focus on ergonomics took...

Sadowsky Unveils Single Cut 24 Fret 5-String Bass
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Sadowsky Unveils Single Cut 24 Fret 5-String Bass

When we interviewed Chip Shearin last year, he let us in on the scoop that he was working with Roger Sadowsky on a special project. That project came to light at the 2016 NAMM Show with the unveiling of the Sadowsky Single Cut 24 Fret 5-String Bass. “Co-designed with bassist Chip Shearin by both myself and Lisa Hahn, this model...

Ibanez Introduces SR Cerro Singlecut Bass
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Ibanez Introduces SR Cerro Singlecut Bass

Ibanez has expanded their Bass Workshop and Soundgear models with the SR Cerro, a singlecut bass available in Natural and Deep Twilight finishes. The Cerro’s body connects to the neck from the 24th fret all the way to 13th fret for increased stability and sustain. Built with neck-through construction, it’s built with a mahogany body, poplar burl top, a five-piece...

Ken Smith Basses Introduces Single Cut Body Option
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Ken Smith Basses Introduces Single Cut Body Option

Ken Smith is now offering a single cut body shape as an option to their neck thru models. The option is a first for the company, which has only offered double cut designs in the past. The first bass to receive the single cut treatment was a BSR5MS featuring a highly figured tiger maple body, a 3-piece laminated aged hardrock...

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...

AC Guitars Introduces Krell E Type Single Cut Bass
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AC Guitars Introduces Krell E Type Single Cut Bass

Scottish bass company AC Guitars has unveiled the Krell E Type singlecut model, a riff on company’s Krell bass. Designed with Ewan Beck, the bass is denoted by a swamp ash body topped with a flame maple top and a Faded Black finish. The bass is built with bolt-on construction with a 5-piece purpleheart, wenge, and maple neck topped with...

Ella Basses Introduces Isaac Singlecut Bass
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Ella Basses Introduces Isaac Singlecut Bass

Ella Basses has introduced a new singlecut model called the Isaac. Named after luthier Jeff Power’s son, the bass is handmade and can be ordered to suit. The Isaac has been made in 4- and 5-string versions with standard features including set-neck construction, Bartolini pickups and electronics, and Hipshot hardware. The first 4-string Isaac is built with a stunning spalted...

Skervesen Guitars Introduces Mondo and Prometheus Basses
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Skervesen Guitars Introduces Mondo and Prometheus Basses

Polish instrument company Skervesen Guitars has announced two new bass models to their lineup. The instruments are hand-crafted in Poland and can be built with range of options. Skervesen Guitars Mondo Bass The Mondo is a 5-string bass with an offset body designed with designer Dominika Pajdowska for a member of the Skervesen team. It was then chosen by Materia...

AC Guitars Introduces The Krell Single Cut Model Bass
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AC Guitars Introduces The Krell Single Cut Model Bass

Scottish luthier Alan Cringean of AC Guitars has introduced a singlecut version of his Krell bass, which was unveiled last year. The new model features all of the body contours of its predecessor but replaces the upper horn with a continuous slab to connect more of the neck to the body. The new design features a flat fingerboard with a...

Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses 6-String Singlecut
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Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses 6-String Singlecut

We first met luthier Pierre Erizias at the 2010 Summer NAMM Show in Nashville. I was so floored by his basses and his story that it led us to create our Custom Shop series of interviews with bass builders. Recently, he sent me a photo of one of his latest single cut basses, and I had to find out more....

Bass of the Week: Aquilina Basses DB
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Bass of the Week: Aquilina Basses DB

Sébastien Aquilina of Aquilina Basses is making some beautiful instruments. Case in point: the Aquilina DB, a suave singlecut design with French aesthetic. The neck-through bass is built around a sycamore and ash neck with carbon reinforcements, topped with a sycamore fingerboard. The body wings are mahogany with a stunning flamed sycamore that continues the theme. It’s fitted with a...