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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: Rybski Empathy Bass

Bass of the Week: Rybski Empathy Bass

Jordan Rannells sent us some details on his amazing new bass by Rybski Custom Bass Guitars. Dubbed “The Empathy Bass,” the instrument features the empathy symbol, which represents two sides reaching out to each other.

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Bass of the Week: Adil Sabit Guitars P-Bass

Bass of the Week: Adil Sabit Guitars P-Bass

This week we’re checking out the P-Bass Prototype #2 by Kazakhstan’s Adil Sabit Guitars. The semi-hollow body bass mixes some old school elements with some more modern features.

Bass of the Week: Rinaldis Custom Basses EVO-FX4

Bass of the Week: Rinaldis Custom Basses EVO-FX4

Alberto Rinaldis shared his recently finished EVO-FX4 bass with us, which seems like part sports car with its sleek lines and attractive yellow finish. The Luxembourg-based luthier made sure it plays as well as it looks.

Bass of the Week: Schönitz Gitarren Zett

Bass of the Week: Schönitz Gitarren Zett

This week we’re checking out the Schönitz Zett, a five-string acoustic bass guitar with some interesting build details. Luthier Jens Schönitz optimized the body for comfort and extra volume.

Bass of the Week: RF Instruments Precision 52 Type Bass

Bass of the Week: RF Instruments Precision 52 Type Bass

Luthier Roberto Franceschini of RF Musical Instruments paid homage to a classic in one of his latest builds. The drool-worthy bass, which he calls a great love, is modeled after a ’52 P-bass.

Bass of the Week: Harley Benton HB-60 WB

Bass of the Week: Harley Benton HB-60 WB

This week we’re checking out the Harley Benton HB-60 WB, a semi-hollow body bass with a super affordable price tag. Inspired by basses of the ’60s, the bass features a short 30.5-inch scale and walnut brown finish for a vintage vibe.

Bass of the Week: Lairat Basses Myra Bass 5

Bass of the Week: Lairat Basses Myra Bass 5

When I saw this Myra Bass 5 by Paul Lairat on my Facebook feed, I stopped in my tracks. The five-string bass has a rich curly redwood top in a special finish to accentuate its deep color.

Bass of the Week: AV Basses AVJM5

Bass of the Week: AV Basses AVJM5

This week we’re checking out the AVJM5 by AV Basses. Built by luthier Aleš Vychodil, this particular build features a swamp ash body topped with a gorgeous poplar burl top with a matching headstock.

Bass of the Week: BITE Guitars Stairway-to-Heaven Bass

Bass of the Week: BITE Guitars Stairway-to-Heaven Bass

BITE Guitars recently launched the One-Song series, which creates one-off showcase instruments based on a single iconic song. This week we’re checking out the “Stairway-to-Heaven” Bass, which is dedicated to John Paul Jones.

Bass of the Week: Enfield Guitars Belladonna

Bass of the Week: Enfield Guitars Belladonna

This week we’re checking out a new model by Enfield Guitars called The Belladonna. Clad in all white, the bass has a medium scale, very lightweight, and flexible pickup system.

Bass of the Week: Wintergatan’s Cyber Bass

Bass of the Week: Wintergatan’s Cyber Bass

Wintergatan is a Swedish band that focuses on engineering and innovation to create their music. One of their main creations is the Marble Machine X. The machine previously had a violin-style bass guitar, but they’ve just upgraded it to what they call the “Cyber Bass.”

Bass of the Week: Elwray Basses Amani 5

Bass of the Week: Elwray Basses Amani 5

This week we’re checking out the Amani 5 by Elwray Basses, a single cut instrument with a cool body shape and a few tricks up its sleeve. Luthier Marco Bourse sent us the details including the main aspects of the instrument.