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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: Rischke Guitars 332 “Brilliant”

Bass of the Week: Rischke Guitars 332 “Brilliant”

Bass Upfront’s David Sutkin has an astounding bass collection. We’ve taken a look at two of his Stradi basses before, but he’s just shared his latest addition to the lot. The Rischke Guitars 332 “Brilliant” is the first one to land in the U.S.

Bass of the Week: Jacques Legault’s Coffee Table Bass

Bass of the Week: Jacques Legault’s Coffee Table Bass

Have you ever looked at a coffee table and thought, “That could be a bass?” That thought occurred to Jacques Legault, who shared this wild bass he built.

Bass of the Week: Overwater Basses Progress Series IV Standard 5-String

Bass of the Week: Overwater Basses Progress Series IV Standard 5-String

This week we’re checking out a killer Progress Series IV Standard 5-string bass by Overwater Basses. Its swamp ash body has a gorgeous walnut top that’s matched with a walnut headstock cap, walnut fingerboard binding, and walnut block inlays.

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Bass of the Week: Badstroke Guitars Sallos 4FF

Bass of the Week: Badstroke Guitars Sallos 4FF

Badstroke Guitars used the force to create this killer Sallos 4FF bass with an incredible full-body custom inlay of the Death Star from Star Wars, complete with a laser inlay that fires across the fingerboard. As if that's not enough, the entire display is glow-in-the-dark.

Bass of the Week: Ruokangas Guitars Steam Classic “Puma”

Bass of the Week: Ruokangas Guitars Steam Classic “Puma”

Bassist Markus Setzer shared a video recently and the bass he was using caught my eye and my ear. This Ruokangas Steam Classic is a beautiful fretless that’s fitted with their Valvebucker MkII system. The setup matches a magnetic pickup capsule with a tube-powered preamp circuit that’s powered by a floor unit.

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.

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.