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  • Journey Instruments Introduces Collapsible Carbon Fiber Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Journey Instruments Introduces Collapsible Carbon Fiber Acoustic Bass Guitar

    Journey Instruments has expanded their line of collapsible carbon fiber instruments with its first bass, called the OB660 Overhead Carbon Fiber Acoustic Bass. The bass has a compact design with a removable neck that allows for it to be folded up and fitted into an airplane’s overhead compartment. “The TSA-approved travel case safely encloses the... »

  • Boulder Creek Introduces The Travel Bass

    Boulder Creek Introduces The Travel Bass

    Boulder Creek’s Solitaire series of acoustic/electric bass guitars has gotten a little bigger with a smaller bass. The Travel Bass puts the company’s Suspended Bracing System into a four-string that features an overall length of 32.5 inches and a scale length of 21 inches. Built with a spruce top and mahogany back and sides, the... »

  • The Wing Bass Now Available

    The Wing Bass Now Available

    Bassists looking for a portable bass to travel, practice and perform on have a new option. Measuring in at just 21 inches, the Wing Bass is an instrument that feels and plays like the top range of a bass guitar. “The concept is simple,” the company shared. “Place a capo at the twelfth fret of... »

  • AC Guitars Announces Border Reiver Travel Bass

    AC Guitars Announces Border Reiver Travel Bass

    AC Guitars is introducing a new compact model called the Border Reiver Travel Bass. Hand-built in Scotland, the headless bass takes its name from a piece of local history. “Border Reivers were bands of raiders that operated on both sides of the English/Scottish border from the 13th to 17th century,” luthier Alan Cringean explains. “So... »

  • Paul Lairat Unveils Travel Bass

    Paul Lairat Unveils Travel Bass

    French luthier Paul Lairat has unveiled his latest creation called the Travel Bass. The bass features a headless design with a trimmed back body shape. Combined with its reduced 32-inch scale, the bass is ideal for taking on the road. Lairat handcrafts the model in 4-, 5-, or 6-string builds with two versions: a mahogany... »

  • Shredneck Introduces Z-Series Travel Basses

    Shredneck Introduces Z-Series Travel Basses

    Shredneck, a company that specializes in practice and travel instruments, has introduced the Z-Series of travel basses. At a total body length of 36.25″, the Z-Series bass is approximately 5/8ths the size of a standard bass guitar. The instrument’s 2-piece nato body is loaded with a PJ pickup configuration with volume and tone controls. The... »

  • Bass of the Week: Chadwick Folding Bass

    Bass of the Week: Chadwick Folding Bass

    Ask any double bassist what the biggest pain is about their instrument of choice, and they’ll likely tell you it is the task of lugging it around. Enter the Chadwick Folding Bass: a standard 3/4 bass that folds in on itself for travel. The bass has a removable panel on the back that allows the... »

  • Traveler Guitar Adds Duncan Designed Pickups to TB-4P Bass

    Traveler Guitar Adds Duncan Designed Pickups to TB-4P Bass

    Traveler Guitar has expanded on their original TB-4P bass with the introduction of a new finish and Duncan Designed MM-01 Pickup. The new model sports red finish with a pearloid pickguard. Weighing in at 6 pounds, 8 ounces, the 32-inch scale travel-sized bass is designed to fit in airline overhead compartments and features a built-in... »

  • Bass on a Budget: 12 Basses Under $500

    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... »

  • Michael Kelly Introduces Sojourn 4 Acoustic Travel Bass

    Michael Kelly Introduces Sojourn 4 Acoustic Travel Bass

    Michael Kelly has unveiled the Sojourn 4 Travel Bass, a compact acoustic bass guitar with a 24.5˝ scale. Featuring a solid Englemann Spruce top, the company says the bass has a big sound for such a little bass. The Sojourn 4 comes equipped with a B-Band 22R UST (under saddle transducer) and B-Band A1.2 preamp,... »