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]
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Bass of the Week: Capurso Guitars Sniper Deluxe Six-String Bass
This week we’re checking out a six-string Sniper Deluxe by Italy’s Capurso Guitars. The bass has a beautiful poplar burl top in a purpleburst finish that looks like a photo of a galaxy.
Bass of the Week: Unicorn Bass Purist
Roger Hedin shared his brand new bass with us, and it’s a beauty. Built by Swedish luthier Christian Olsson, this Unicorn Bass Purist was customized for Hedin’s preferences and specs.
Bass of the Week: Lassila Guitars “Golden Gorgeous”
Bassist Etienne Reynaud wrote in to share his newest bass with us, and it’s a beauty. Nicknamed the Golden Gorgeous, the bass was built by Hayden Lassila of Lassila Guitars.
Bass of the Week: Verso Musical Instruments Gravis Bass Guitar
Luthier Robin Stummvoll of Verso Musical Instruments has a unique take on basses, but it’s not just for the sake of making something different. His designs are based on his fundamental beliefs of keeping things economical and effective. This week, we're checking out the Gravis Bass Guitar.
Bass of the Week: Vleck Basses Butterfly
This week we’re checking out a cool design by Vleck Basses called the Butterfly. Built in the Czech Republic, the curvy singlecut bass is crafted with a five-piece ash and wenge neck with an American black walnut body and ash tone block. Its 24-fret fingerboard is made from rosewood.
Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Fretless Seven-String Bass
This week we’re checking out an absolutely stunning fretless seven-string bass by luthier Emiliano Bernal. The elegant instrument’s body was crafted with a spruce top with Amazonian rosewood for the back and sides.
Bass of the Week: America Paz’s Dingwall NG3 “Sailor Bass”
America Paz recently debuted a new look for her Dingwall NG3 to create what she calls the “Sailor Bass.” The stock instrument was painted by artist “El Miedo,” who specializes in applying fluorescent colors to anime styles.
Bass of the Week: Steve Lampasona “Bones” Bass
Today is Halloween, so we’ve got a frightful electric upright bass for you. Artist, designer, and luthier Steve Lampasona shared his “Bones” Bass, which he crafted with a walnut body, oak neck and bridge, and ebony fingerboard.
Bass of the Week: Tangente Instruments Weaves Frode Berg Signature
This week, we’re taking a look at another killer instrument by Tangente Instruments. His latest build is a version of his Weaves model made as a signature bass for Frode Berg.
Bass of the Week: Sirena Basses Pistolera
For his newest instrument, luthier Jeremy Kirsch wanted to dream up something that was big on fun as well as versatility. His vision became a reality with the Sirena Basses Pistolera.
Bass of the Week: Shaffer Guitars Acoustic Bass Guitar
I recently had a gig in Pennsylvania at the Bedford Fall Foliage Festival. Between sets, I was pleasantly surprised to find Shaffer Guitars displaying an acoustic/electric bass guitar among the vendors.
Bass of the Week: Sletch Guitars Boogie Bass
This week, we’re checking out the Sletch Guitars Boogie Bass. This particular Boogie Bass is the company’s fifth build and is fully handcrafted.