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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: Mangrum Basses Echo Hollow Body Bass

Bass of the Week: Mangrum Basses Echo Hollow Body Bass

Recently, I was able to check Consider the Source on their Hybrid Acoustic/Electric tour. John Ferrara told me about a bass he got to try by Dan Mangrum of Mangrum Basses. The bass builder picked Ferrara’s brain for what he calls the “Echo”.

Bass of the Week: Stankevicius Guitars “Vitoldas” Bass

Bass of the Week: Stankevicius Guitars “Vitoldas” Bass

This week we’re checking out a stunning build by Stankevicius Guitars out of Lithuania. The five-string “Vitoldas” was designed with bassist Lukas Damulis and features an amazing quilted AAAA maple top over a roasted alder body.

Bass of the Week: Tüi Instruments Mammoth Slayer

Bass of the Week: Tüi Instruments Mammoth Slayer

This week we’re checking out a brand new ancient bass by Tüi Instruments. Gert Simso shared his latest creation with us, which he calls the Mammothslayer. The spear-shaped body is made from bog oak while the lower bout features a deer horn for a leg rest.

Bass of the Week: Stradi Apollo Symphony

Bass of the Week: Stradi Apollo Symphony

Luthier Marek Dabek of Stradi Basses has been wowing us for years, and this week we’ve got another jaw-dropper. David Sutkin shared his new Stradi Apollo Symphony Bass that is an evolution of the standard Stradi model.

Bass of the Week: Thomas Andres Double Basses Two-Neck Viennese Bass

Bass of the Week: Thomas Andres Double Basses Two-Neck Viennese Bass

From its very beginnings, the bass has been an ever-evolving instrument. This week’s Bass of the Week is a jaw-dropping Viennese style bass from Wolf Instruments that can be switched to accommodate three, four, and five-string setups.

Bass of the Week: Stambaugh Designs Retro Switcho

Bass of the Week: Stambaugh Designs Retro Switcho

Bob Kowal wrote to us to share a wild piece of his imagination that came to life thanks to luthier Chris Stambaugh of Stambaugh Designs. The bass, called the “Retro Switcho,” couldn’t have a better name.

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Bass of the Week: Gaetano Costanzo Lolly Biscotto Bass

Bass of the Week: Gaetano Costanzo Lolly Biscotto Bass

Today we’re checking the Lolly Biscotto by Italian luthier Gaetano Costanzo. The five-string bass is crafted with an alder body and a maple neck, but the craftsmanship really shines in its top and fingerboard.

Bass of the Week: Igor Krsticevic KIXX Bass

Bass of the Week: Igor Krsticevic KIXX Bass

I love finding new instruments and builders I’ve never heard of before, and our bass of the week is a great gem from Croatia. Luthier Igor Krsticevic shared his latest bass with us.

Bass of the Week: Cetonia Music Tools Horizontal Sawn Bass

Bass of the Week: Cetonia Music Tools Horizontal Sawn Bass

Many basses are created to showcase the beautiful figuring of exotic woods. Cetonia Musical Instruments shared their new Cetonia Horizontal Sawn Bass, which features a body cut horizontally to showcase the rings of the tree.

Bass of the Week: Aron Bach 4-String Double Cut

Bass of the Week: Aron Bach 4-String Double Cut

Aron Bach built basses under the Tuli name when he lived in Finland. Now he’s settled in the US and has restarted his instrument building. This week, we’re checking out his 4-String Double Cut with a Transparent Faded Blue finish.

Bass of the Week: Manne Guitars Multi Bass 6

Bass of the Week: Manne Guitars Multi Bass 6

Most music trade shows got canceled in 2020, but that didn’t stop the flow of great ideas and instruments. It was that year at the virtual Holy Grail Guitar Show that Manne Guitars unveiled their new Multi Bass, which was created with the ideas and input of Daniele Camarda.

Bass of the Week: Prophecy Instruments PLASMA-4

Bass of the Week: Prophecy Instruments PLASMA-4

This week we’re checking out one of the most evocative basses I’ve seen in a while. The Prophecy Instruments PLASMA-4 has an aesthetic design that pulls from both organic and synthetic themes.