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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 [email protected]

Bass of the Week: Z Bass Guitar EV2 Custom Exotic Woodpecker

Bass of the Week: Z Bass Guitar EV2 Custom Exotic Woodpecker

This week, we’re checking out the Z Bass Guitar EV2 Custom Exotic Woodpecker. The bass is built with a Marupá body marked with Ambrosia Beetle holes, giving an organic and unique look.

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Bass of the Week: Stambaugh Designs Custom Bass

Bass of the Week: Stambaugh Designs Custom Bass

I love it when readers share their basses with us. Jonathan Chase sent us the details of his new axe from luthier Chris Stambaugh, and it’s a real beauty.

Bass of the Week: JClef Basses Heirloom Bass

Bass of the Week: JClef Basses Heirloom Bass

This week, we’re checking out a beautiful Heirloom model bass from New York’s JClef Basses. Billed as their most exclusive bass build yet, this bass celebrates the company’s fifth anniversary.

Bass of the Week: Ray Ramirez Tony Senatore Bass

Bass of the Week: Ray Ramirez Tony Senatore Bass

Ray Ramirez is renowned for his take on the Baby Bass, but this week, we’re checking out an incredible custom build bass he made for Tony Senatore.

Bass of the Week: Burls Art Burst 5-String Bass

Bass of the Week: Burls Art Burst 5-String Bass

Blake Burley of Burls Art states on his website that all of his instruments begin as an idea, “with some ideas being more daring than others.” This week we’re checking out a super cool build called the Burst 5-string bass.

Bass of the Week: Spector USA Custom NS-2 NYC Graffiti Collection Limited Edition Bass

Bass of the Week: Spector USA Custom NS-2 NYC Graffiti Collection Limited Edition Bass

This week we’re checking out one of the new collaborations between Spector Basses and Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center. The two companies teamed up for a line of one-of-a-kind NS-2 models featuring special graffiti artwork by airbrush artist Dan Lawrence that celebrates New York City.

Bass of the Week: Brooks EB-TB-IV

Bass of the Week: Brooks EB-TB-IV

Rob van den Broek of Brooks has shared another killer mashup design he calls the EB-TB-IV. Built for Swedish bassist Roger Hedin, the axe blends two vintage basses for a fresh instrument.

Best of 2023: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass of the Week Features

Best of 2023: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass of the Week Features

Our “Bass of the Week” series debuted in 2011 and has always been popular. Kevin’s goal since the beginning was to feature “low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre.” Here are the top 10 reader-favorite BoTW’s for 2023.

Bass of the Week: Serek Basses Lucite Lincoln

Bass of the Week: Serek Basses Lucite Lincoln

I’ve always been fascinated by the old lucite basses from the ’70s, so when Serek Basses unveiled a trio of lucite instruments, my interest was piqued. Here’s the Lucite Lincoln.

Bass of the Week: BL Design Caracal 5

Bass of the Week: BL Design Caracal 5

BL Design shared one of their recent builds and it stopped me in my tracks. This Caracal 5 is a five-string bass with a 35-inch scale and an incredible crotch walnut top.

Bass of the Week: Odieng Orfeo H5 Headless Bass

Bass of the Week: Odieng Orfeo H5 Headless Bass

This week we’re checking out the Orfeo H5 from Indonesia’s Odieng. The headless bass has a jaw-dropping top made from Grupel Burl, which comes from a tree native to Indonesia.

Bass of the Week: Monkey Bassness No. 22

Bass of the Week: Monkey Bassness No. 22

This week we’re checking out another beautiful instrument by Monkey Bassness. Bass No. 22 has a gorgeous “Red Dragon Blood” dye on its body.