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]
This week we’re checking out a cool bass by Lowe Custom Guitars that combines two of luthier Brad Lowe’s designs. Its cool shapes are matched by a shocking greenburst finish over its roasted ash body.
Gorillaz bassist Seye Adelekan recently teamed up with Baum Guitars to unveil the Thunder Bass. While the bass will be available as a model in their lineup, this week, we’re featuring his custom pink axe.
We have featured a lot of unique and interesting basses over the eleven years since we started this column, but this extended range bass will certainly go down as one of the most amazing.
This week, we’re checking out a stunning Falcon II Fretless five-string by Barlow Guitars. Luthier Ricky Barlow shared the new build with all the specs.
Faray Guitars recently shared their latest completed instrument called the LB-5. Handcrafted in Indonesia, the multi-scale five-string bass is built with a chambered ash body in a striking black and white finish.
Warwick’s Jonas Hellborg Signature model is a stunner, and this recently completed example is no exception. The Custom Shop bass’s body was built entirely from solid AAA flamed maple with a flamed maple neck to match.
This week we’re taking a look at a less-than-traditional design with this Egilegor Basses Bidai, with its wide 7-string neck headless multi-scale design.
Vuorensaku Guitars recently unveiled one of their latest creations they call the “Sator Bass”. As part of their T. Family instruments, the groovy new axe was built for Heikki Kiviaho from Sator.
My favorite basses we feature in this column have a story to them, and this one is no different. Joe Sheil wrote to us to share his newest instrument and the background to its creation.
Benevolent Basses has some pretty interesting designs, including the Carnival. The hollow body bass features beautiful curves, artistic sound holes, and three large wooden knobs for the controls.
This week we’re checking out the new Mighty Magma from Maurizio Über Basses, which is a medium-scale headless five-string. Built with a padauk body and thick pistachio top, the bass gets a big tone from a pair of Nordstrand BigMan pickups.
This week, we’re taking a look at a special Zoot Bass Boudica built for Mark Newman. The 32-inch scale custom shop bass is dubbed the “Wal-a-like” in part for its Veijo Rautia Multi-coil “Wal” pickups that pay homage to the legendary instruments.