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]
Bud LeCompte of LeCompte Electric Bass just shared his latest creation, and it stopped me in my tracks. This SHR-4 has an offset body and neck design for a retro feel while having a fresh style.
On a recent tour of Michigan, I was lucky enough to meet up with Todd Kirchner of the bluegrass band Full Cord. He happily showed me his bass, which is a spec’d out Bohemian model from Upton Bass.
This week, we’re checking out Bass #001 by Ristic Guitars. Handmade by luthier Sasa Ristic, the beautiful bass features neck-through construction with a five-piece maple neck, mahogany body wings, and a curly maple top.
Bayou Basses posted their latest build recently. Inspired by the lyrics of John Lennon, The Dreamer is described as a departure from the company’s previous builds.
This week we’re checking out the Rele Bass by BilT Guitars. Oozing with retro charm, the short-scale bass has tons of customizable features from your choice of woods to pickups to fingerboard inlays to hardware.
This week we’re checking out another jaw-dropping instrument built by Rob van den Broek of Brooks. The Brooks QB is a twelve-string bass built as a tribute to the Quad Bass built by Jol Dantzig of Hamer for Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson.
Skunk Anansie bassist Cass Lewis has been an Alusonic endorser for some time, and the company has just created a new bass for him. The Alusonic Django Deluxe 4 Cass Lewis Signature Bass offers “something unique and innovative,” the company writes.
Luthier Tom Molstad of Bird on a Wire Stringed Instruments recently posted photos of his first-ever bass build, and he’s off to a great start. “Sil Nora” is a six-string, multi-scale bass with a rich combination of colors.
David Sutkin posted the latest bass in his arsenal on the Facebook group Bass Upfront, and it’s clear he’s ready to rock. Literally.
This week we’re taking a look at a recent bass build by Capurso Guitars. This Spiral Deluxe five-string has a classy look with a poplar burl top finished in a transparent green burst complemented by a Birdseye maple fingerboard with abalone inlays.
Unicornbass recently revealed the PureArt JM 6-30, a short-scale six-string that represents some of their best work. The fretless bass has a streamlined design to remove any obstacles to creating your sound.
This week we’re checking out a cool Lolly bass built by Gaetano Costanzo. We’ve featured one of his works before with some amazing woodworking, and this one is no different.