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Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Orion

Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Orion

Jerzy Drozd creates some fantastic instruments. Alongside his regular line, he also goes out of his way to create some over-the-top beautiful basses. This week we’re checking out the Orion, a bass created from his Soul VI model that is decked out in moissanite gems. The bolt-on, six-string bass is built with a swamp ash body attached to a one-piece...

Bass of the Week: Bassline Re-Belle Series 5 Multiscale Multilayer

Bass of the Week: Bassline Re-Belle Series 5 Multiscale Multilayer

Germany’s Bassline went over the top for the Musikmesse show one year with what they called a “multi-scale, multi-layer” version of their Re:Belle model. Besides the obvious multi-scale design, the company routed out the sapele pommele body and actually inlaid the flashy quilted maple top. Its pickguard is made from the same piece of maple. Bassline opted to use Canadian...

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Bass of the Week: Bacce Guitars Anya 4 Powerbass

Bass of the Week: Bacce Guitars Anya 4 Powerbass

Spain’s Bacce Guitars has a beautiful lineup of instruments, but they also make special boutique one-off instruments as well. This week we’re checking out the Anya 4 Powerbass, which looks like a race car with four strings. The neck-through bass is built around a five-piece maple and Honduran mahogany neck that’s topped with an ebony fingerboard. Its body, which has...

Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Swift Lite Lightweight Bass

Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Swift Lite Lightweight Bass

We’ve featured a couple of instruments by AJR Guitarmods over the past couple years, and now we’re checking out their lightest bass yet: the Swift Lite 34-inch four-string bass. The inspiration came to luthier Andy Rogers while thinking of the first time he picked up a bass. “One of the things that surprised me the very first time I took...

Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Burzaco Series BS0001

Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Burzaco Series BS0001

Extended range bassist Lucas Gonzalez was approached by luthier Emiliano Bernal to collaborate on a series of ERBs. He shared the first of the results with us, dubbed the Burazco Series BS0001, and it’s beautiful. The hand-crafted instrument is built with a Bolivian mahogany body, a zebrawood top, and a two-piece quartersawn hard rock maple neck topped with a birdseye...

Bass of the Week: Colibrí Guitars and Basses Morgan

Bass of the Week: Colibrí Guitars and Basses Morgan

Last week, Corey had it with all the political posts on Facebook and asked to see some basses instead. The No Treble community responded with hundreds of basses including this cool instrument called the Morgan from Colibrí Guitars and Basses. “My name is Rodrigo Castellanos and I have been building basses for the last 13 years,” the luthier shared. “11...

Bass of the Week: Le Fay Basses Remington Steele

Bass of the Week: Le Fay Basses Remington Steele

This week we’re checking out the Remington Steele from Germany’s Le Fay Basses. The bass is a fretless with a twist: the fingerboard is stainless steel. Although it’s an unusual feature, the steel doesn’t sound metallic at all, the company says. “Remington Steele sounds spacious, phat and rich in overtones,” they write. “Effects come into their own really well and...

Bass of the Week: Devon Bass J5 Classic Fretless

Bass of the Week: Devon Bass J5 Classic Fretless

This week we’re checking out a gorgeous J5 Classic Fretless from Devon Bass. It features a stunning chambered and scorched swamp ash body that has an almost caramel color in the grain. The warm color is accented with black hardware and an ebony fingerboard. Devon fitted the bass with a pair of Nordstrand Audio Big Blades matched to an Aguilar...

Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette P-Style Bass

Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette P-Style Bass

We featured two basses by Frederiek de Vette last year, and now she’s shared her third ever build with us. This time she took a bit more straight ahead approach, although it’s no less beautiful. “This build is loosely inspired on the Precision bass,” she explains. “I aimed to capture the simplicity, tonal and aesthetical character of the original, and...

Bass of the Week: Mayones Master Builder Collection Jabba Semi-Hollow

Bass of the Week: Mayones Master Builder Collection Jabba Semi-Hollow

Mayones produces plenty of beautiful instruments, but their team makes extra time to create the Master Builder Collection. “If you’re a true gear-hunter only the most unique instruments can stir up your enthusiasm, the Mayones Master Builder Collection is the answer for your demands,” they write. “The Mayones Master Builder Collection is a unique line of unexampled guitars and basses...