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Bass of the Week

The old adage is true: so many basses, so little time. That’s why we’re bringing you the “Bass of the Week,” a column featuring low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre. Have a bass you think we should feature? Drop us a note at botw@notreble.com

Bass of the Week: Wreck Guitars Hope 6

Bass of the Week: Wreck Guitars Hope 6

Today we’re featuring a gorgeous bass sent in by its owner, Apok Folken. His Wreck Guitars Hope 6 is the second instrument he got from the builder.

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Bass of the Week: Kristall Basses ROOM 4

Bass of the Week: Kristall Basses ROOM 4

This week we’re looking at a short-scale ROOM 4 bass recently completed by Kristall Basses. Handmade in Germany, the instrument is built entirely from maple and Pau Ferro.

Bass of the Week: LeCompte Electric Bass JSS-4 “Barefoot Cobbler”

Bass of the Week: LeCompte Electric Bass JSS-4 “Barefoot Cobbler”

Ever since restarting his business a few years ago, it’s been a blast to see Bud LeCompte’s new builds. One of his latest basses is a special JSS-4 he’s keeping for himself.

Bass of the Week: m7 Bassworks Type [M] 5-String Bass

Bass of the Week: m7 Bassworks Type [M] 5-String Bass

Steve Smith of m7 Bassworks shared his latest build called the Type [M]. The model, which won a Talkbass build-off, is the luthier’s take on a modern bass.

Bass of the Week: Monkey Bassness No. 12 “The Jazz Monkey”

Bass of the Week: Monkey Bassness No. 12 “The Jazz Monkey”

Today we’re featuring a bass submitted by Stijn Deldaele, who is a professional bassist that took up building over the past few years. His craft has grown, leading him to build under the name “monkey bassness”.

Bass of the Week: Fad Guitars Corona P50

Bass of the Week: Fad Guitars Corona P50

This week we’re checking out the Corona P50 by Indonesia’s Fad Guitars. Despite its name, the bass was introduced last year as their first-ever hollow body bass.

Bass of the Week: Nico Dayet Quintessence

Bass of the Week: Nico Dayet Quintessence

Yves Carbonne has a unique playing style that warrants some unique instruments. This week, we’re taking a look at his new Quintessence, which is a six-string fretless acoustic built by luthier Nico Dayet.

Bass of the Week: GV Guitars Fang – Chaozz Funk

Bass of the Week: GV Guitars Fang – Chaozz Funk

This week we’re checking out a bass by GV Guitars called the Fang – Chaozz Funk. With its striking angles and finish, the instrument is the first in their Fang line to have five strings.

Bass of the Week: Blast Cult Gateway

Bass of the Week: Blast Cult Gateway

Jason Burns of Blast Cult has been building upright basses for years, but lately, he’s been getting more into the electric side of things. His latest creation is the Gateway Bass, a bass guitar that carries many of the aspects of a double bass.

Bass of the Week: Fleishman Guitars “Big Bass” Multi-Scale Acoustic Fretless Bass

Bass of the Week: Fleishman Guitars “Big Bass” Multi-Scale Acoustic Fretless Bass

Harry Fleishman has been building instruments for over fifty years. Although he spent time working for large companies like Fender, he’s always kept designing on his own. This week we’re taking a look at an amazing acoustic fretless bass he built.

Bass of the Week: Beardly Customs Fretless Five-String

Bass of the Week: Beardly Customs Fretless Five-String

Rick Link of Beardly Customs shared his latest fretless build with us, and it’s a killer. The 35-inch scale bass features neck-through construction with a three-piece maple and purpleheart neck topped by a cocobolo fingerboard with maple fret lines.

Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses SingleCut Custom 5

Bass of the Week: Erizias Basses SingleCut Custom 5

This week we're checking out an incredible lefty bass by luthier Pierre Erizias, who shared this on the Erizias Basses Facebook page. The bass is a modded version of his singlecut design.