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

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
Bass of the Week

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...

Fret-King Announces STVDIO Country Squire Semitone Bass
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Fret-King Announces STVDIO Country Squire Semitone Bass

Fret-King will be adding to their high-end, one-off STVDIO series of instruments this fall with the introduction of the Country Squire Semitone Bass. The singlecut, bolt-on bass features a pair of designer Trev Wilkinson’s new JM pickups wired to a 3-way toggle switch. In keeping with a vintage vibe, Wilkinson used traditional woods for its construction: swamp ash for the...

Bass on a Budget: 12 Basses Under $500
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Bass on a Budget: 12 Basses Under $500

We see and cover a ton of basses here at No Treble (I know, tough life). And while the features are often as varied as they get, they also vary wildly on price. Many basses today are topping the $5,000 mark. Some by a lot. We hear more about price from readers when the basses hit these upper ranges than...

Brubaker Introduces Brute MJXSC Single Cut 5-String Bass
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Brubaker Introduces Brute MJXSC Single Cut 5-String Bass

Brubaker is expanding their Brute Bass series this year with the addition of the MJXSC line of basses. The new 5-string models sport a single-cut body design while keeping a low price point. Weighing in a 10 pounds, the MJXSC sports an ash body and a bolt-on maple neck with a slim taper contour. The rosewood fingerboard has a compound...

Bass of the Week: Kristall Solid Electric Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Kristall Solid Electric Bass

German builder Andreas Kristall makes a host of impressive basses, including this week’s bass of the week: The Kristall Solid. Available in 4, 5, and 6-string models, the Solid sports a singlecut design with bolt on construction. Kristall says the bass was built for “Rock character, sound, look, and feel.” As each piece is made to order, options vary from...

Bass of the Week: Adamovic Eric Czar Signature 7
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Adamovic Eric Czar Signature 7

Eric Czar’s Signature bass from Adamovic is a thing of beauty. With a monstrous 7-strings and 30 frets, the instrument gives Czar an incredible range. Strung E to A#, bass was designed between Czar and Nikola Adamovic to allow for easy chord playing and fast tapping while combining “the unique voices and timbres of a bass and a baritone guitar...

Ritter Instruments Introduces R8-Singlecut Bass
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Ritter Instruments Introduces R8-Singlecut Bass

Jens Ritter has introduced the R8-Singlecut, a new design featuring a single cutaway and bolt-on construction. The new instrument also introduces the luthier’s new C-3-S electronics, an active/passive switchable 3-Band EQ with custom adjustable frequencies and integrated boost, all controllable by the bassist. The new model was debuted with four pieces, and though each has different woods and finishes, there...

AC Guitars Introduces Tefano SS Short Scale Bass
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AC Guitars Introduces Tefano SS Short Scale Bass

AC Guitars has introduced the ACG Tefano SS, a new short scale bass with a single-cut design. The new model has a 31.5” scale with features modified to suit to the smaller size. As with other models in the ACG line, the bass is handcrafted by Scottish luthier Alan Cringean with a variety of options including woods and electronics. The...

Bass of the Week: BL Designs Barbary Fretless 5-String
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Bass of the Week: BL Designs Barbary Fretless 5-String

Our featured bass this week is a BL Design Barbary 5-string. This custom fretless bass is a single cutaway design built with a redwood theme, the body is birdseye redwood with a maple veneer, while the stunning top is exhibition grade redwood burl. From there, the body is accented by a 9-piece padauk neck that has wenge and maple pinstripes...

Mayones Releases S-Cut Caledonia 5 Classic
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Mayones Releases S-Cut Caledonia 5 Classic

Mayones has unveiled the S-Cut Caledonius 5 Classic, a single-cut bass featuring neck-thru construction. The company explains that the single-cut design adds stability and sustain while the neck joint provides better access to the highest frets. More unique to the bass is the “Single Cut Handle,” where a portion of the upper horn is cut out. The bass is available...

LeCompte Electric Bass Unveils Charlie Maqueo Signature Model Bass
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LeCompte Electric Bass Unveils Charlie Maqueo Signature Model Bass

LeCompte Electric Basses has announced the Charlie Padilla Maqueo Signature Model, available in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions. The single cutaway bass features solid body construction with a choice of woods and a slim, 24-fret set-neck. Standard features include a Nordstrand pickups, Hipshot hardware and a satin finish. Charlie Padilla Maqueo is the bassist for the Mexican rock band ELAN,...