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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: AC Guitars Finn R Type 5/33

Bass of the Week: AC Guitars Finn R Type 5/33

Alan Cringean’s basses always grab my attention, which is why one of his latest builds - the Finn R Type 5/33 - stopped my scrolling on Facebook.

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Bass of the Week: Tiny Boy Bass TBP-3400BFM

Bass of the Week: Tiny Boy Bass TBP-3400BFM

Micro basses have been growing in popularity over the past few years. This week we’re checking out the Tiny Boy TBP-3400BFM, which has a miniature 23-inch scale. The four-string bass still has 22 frets on its ebony fingerboard.

Bass of the Week: RJ Customs Valupture

Bass of the Week: RJ Customs Valupture

Richard Greenup of RJ Custom recently shared photos of one of his newest builds called the Valupture. The Australian luthier put a magnificent piece of poplar burl on full display for the top and headstock cap.

Bass of the Week: Alusonic Aluminum Instruments Django DC

Bass of the Week: Alusonic Aluminum Instruments Django DC

Alusonic Instruments specializes in building basses with aluminum. That includes the Django DC model, which was made for bassist David Caraccio.

Bass of the Week: Steve McDonald Basses Reeder

Bass of the Week: Steve McDonald Basses Reeder

This week we’re checking out an awesome bass by Steve McDonald Basses called the Reeder. Taking its cues from the classic SG shape, the body has an elongated top horn and forearm for more of an offset look.

Bass of the Week: Fender Custom Shop Adrian Younge Jazz Bass

Bass of the Week: Fender Custom Shop Adrian Younge Jazz Bass

Every instrument from the Fender Custom Shop is extraordinary, but some pieces are absolute masterpieces. Master builder Vincent Van Trigt created one - this jaw-dropping Jazz Bass for producer and multi-instrumentalist Adrian Younge.

Bass of the Week: Brute Bass Guitars Hex Bass

Bass of the Week: Brute Bass Guitars Hex Bass

David Telfer of Brute Bass Guitars takes cues for some of his instruments from vintage design elements. That includes his Hex model, and this week we’re taking a look at the retro-inspired four-string as our bass of the week.

Bass of the Week: AST Basses & Guitars The Dawn Bass

Bass of the Week: AST Basses & Guitars The Dawn Bass

AST Basses & Guitars celebrated their 100th instrument by creating a masterpiece called The Dawn Bass. The six-string bass sports a quilted maple top that’s inlaid with padauk and ebony to create a Japanese theme.

Bass of the Week: Stoll Guitars The Legendary Acoustic Bass

Bass of the Week: Stoll Guitars The Legendary Acoustic Bass

This week we’re checking out The Legendary Acoustic Bass by Stoll Guitars, which they say offers the sound of a double bass in a bass guitar format. That big sound comes in part from a big body.

Bass of the Week: Peter Hook’s Eccleshall Guitars “Hot Too”

Bass of the Week: Peter Hook’s Eccleshall Guitars “Hot Too”

Peter Hook has recently put up a load of his gear and memorabilia from his New Order days up for auction. This week we’re checking out a custom bass built for him by Chris Eccleshall.

Bass of the Week: De Gier Guitars Custom Bebop

Bass of the Week: De Gier Guitars Custom Bebop

Sander De Gier shared this custom version of his Bebop model on Facebook and it stopped me in my tracks. The luthier wrote a great explanation of the bass, so we’ll let him tell it.

Bass of the Week: Algan Guitars Custom Fretless Multiscale Bass

Bass of the Week: Algan Guitars Custom Fretless Multiscale Bass

This week we’re checking out an incredible bass by Algan Guitars. The company shared photos of their latest creation, stating “the twisted infinite fingerboard meets multiscale fretless for the first time in the world!”