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  • Bass of the Week: Aviator Guitars Bomber 7

    Bass of the Week: Aviator Guitars Bomber 7

    Taking after the massive combat aircraft, this Bomber 7 from Aviator Guitars drops thunderous notes with an incredible seven-string multi-scale design. The longest string has a scale length of 37.5 inches, which is a solid 3.5 inches longer than a traditional bass scale. In fact, the model was created just for this particular feat. “The... »

  • Bass of the Week: XTRM Basses “The Bass of Navarone”

    Bass of the Week: XTRM Basses “The Bass of Navarone”

    This week we’re checking out a total monster of a bass built by Dimitris Matkaris, who says he likes to build “weird” basses to test his building skills. This instrument, which he dubbed The Bass of Navarone, has a multi-scale neck with a behemoth 47-inch scale B-string. For comparison, that’s 13 inches longer than a... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ele Basses Naga

    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... »

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

    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... »

  • Bass of the Week: Nordic Guitars Rotator

    Bass of the Week: Nordic Guitars Rotator

    The Rotator from Nordic Guitars is unlike anything you’ve seen. At first glance, the double-necked instrument seems upside down, but that’s where its name comes in. The Rotator’s fretted and fretless necks point in opposite directions and can be rotated to quickly change styles. “[The necks are] fixed together in each end with 1 piece... »

  • Bass of the Week: Michael Bornhak Viennese Violone

    Bass of the Week: Michael Bornhak Viennese Violone

    This week we’re checking out a gorgeous new instrument with roots that date back hundreds of years. German luthier Michael Bornhak built this incredible Viennese-styled violone, which was an early form of the double bass, and took it out to the Black Forest to photograph it. Complete with beautiful inlays, the bass takes its cues... »

  • Bass of the Week: John Sullivan Custom Bass

    Bass of the Week: John Sullivan Custom Bass

    I’m always impressed when people build their own bass. This week we’re checking out a cool four-string built by John Sullivan, who was looking to create an instrument for a variety of sounds. “I just wanted to share a bass I built this summer. I wanted it to be a versatile bass that a working... »

  • Bass of the Week: Alpine Guitar Black Bison

    Bass of the Week: Alpine Guitar Black Bison

    Julien Pluvinage wrote in to share the details of his new bass, and it’s a beauty. The Black Bison by Alpine Guitar is a take on the classic P-bass that is crafted in France using only local woods. This bass comes from Alpine’s custom shop Delachapelle series. Although Alpine is a newer company, their chief... »

  • Bass of the Week: The Swedish Harp Bass

    Bass of the Week: The Swedish Harp Bass

    From the mind of Joel Illerhag comes one of the most incredible, dreamlike instruments I’ve ever seen. The Swedish Harp Bass is a double bass fitted with a 3D-printed carbon fiber structure to add 39 sympathetic strings and electromagnets that help to make the strings sound. “The aim of this project is to produce acoustic... »

  • Bass of the Week: BassLab Guitars L-Bow

    Bass of the Week: BassLab Guitars L-Bow

    The L-Bow by BassLab Guitars is one of the most attention-grabbing designs in the bass world, but its extra bow in the neck is not for shock factor. This week we’re checking out a recent five-string L-Bow-V that, like their other instruments, features a tuneable composite material in place of wood. “This is the bass,... »