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Bass of the Week: Brooks Telebird

Bass of the Week: Brooks Telebird

Rob van den Broek put together two classic bass designs to create the Brooks Telebird. The builder, who is a Gibson aficionado, combined the body of a Thunderbird with the neck and pickup Fender Telecaster bass.

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Bass of the Week: Deimel Guitarworks Firestar Bass Laguna Bay

Bass of the Week: Deimel Guitarworks Firestar Bass Laguna Bay

Luthier Frank Deimel of Deimel Guitarworks recently shared photos of this version of his Firestar Bass, for which he seems to have pulled out all the stops. Aside from the Hipshot tremolo system, the three-pickup design has more than meets the eye.

Bass of the Week: Marceau Guitars Thirty

Bass of the Week: Marceau Guitars Thirty

This week we’re taking a look at the Thirty, a short scale bass from Marceau Guitars. Sporting a 30-inch scale and flexible options, the bass offers plenty of versatility.

Bass of the Week: Ramsay Musical Instruments Hummingbird-RF6PZ-FL

Bass of the Week: Ramsay Musical Instruments Hummingbird-RF6PZ-FL

This week we’re checking out the Hummingbird-RF6PZ-FL from Ramsay Musical Instruments. The six-string, fretless lefty has a jaw-dropping layered and chambered body with a solid top veneer.

Bass of the Week: Dolan Custom Guitars Proteus Legacy 5-String Active Bass

Bass of the Week: Dolan Custom Guitars Proteus Legacy 5-String Active Bass

This week we’re checking out a bass from builder Adam Dolan of Dolan Custom Guitars. The UK-based luthier has been crafting his instruments for around three years, but his Proteus Legacy makes it look like he’s been at it for much longer.

Bass of the Week: OJ Guitars BrummBass

Bass of the Week: OJ Guitars BrummBass

This week we’re checking out a unique acoustic bass guitar built by luthier Oliver Jaggi called the BrummBass. Jaggi, who is a third-generation Swiss craftsman, created the bass around functional design elements.

Bass of the Week: Torzal Guitars Hybrid Bass

Bass of the Week: Torzal Guitars Hybrid Bass

Years ago, we kicked off the Bass of the Week series by featuring the Little Guitar Works Torzal Standard bass. The company has changed its name to Torzal Guitars, but they’re still creating amazing instruments. This week we’re checking out their new Hybrid Bass.

Bass of the Week: Sirena Modelo Uno

Bass of the Week: Sirena Modelo Uno

This week we’re checking out a funky and cool bass built by Jeremy Kirsch called the Sirena Modelo Uno. The four-stringer takes its design cues from similarly funky vintage basses.

Bass of the Week: Kohlman Bassworks RetroMod 4

Bass of the Week: Kohlman Bassworks RetroMod 4

This week we’re checking out an amazing RetroMod 4 from Kohlman Bassworks. This particular bass was built by luthier Chris Kohlman for bassist Mike Gardner and features an intricate matching top and fingerboard.

Bass of the Week: Duvoisin Fat Standard Bass “Satin Prince of Olivewood”

Bass of the Week: Duvoisin Fat Standard Bass “Satin Prince of Olivewood”

I got to catch bassist Remco Hendrix playing a the Duvoisin booth at NAMM, and it led me to check out more of the company’s instruments. This week we’re looking at their Fat Standard Bass “Satin Prince of Olivewood,” which was part of a limited run of instruments featuring olive tops.