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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: Emerald Guitars Balor Bass

Bass of the Week: Emerald Guitars Balor Bass

This week we’re checking out the Emerald Guitars Balor, an acoustic bass guitar built entirely with carbon fiber. The model is the latest in the evolution of their acoustic bass models. “Physics implies that an acoustic bass should be large to properly create low frequencies at a useable acoustic volume,” the company writes. “So we have developed a completely new...

Bass of the Week: AMJ Guitars Fretless Bass

Bass of the Week: AMJ Guitars Fretless Bass

No Treble reader Deryl Gallant wrote in to us with a cool story on the creation of his AMJ Guitars fretless bass. Strangely enough, it started out as just a neck for his Fender Jazz and ended up with a body of reclaimed wood. Gallant tells the story: “In 2015 I visited Adam Marsh Johnston of AMJ Guitars to get...

Bass of the Week: Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon

Bass of the Week: Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon

Since its introduction in 1960, there have been many bass models inspired by the Fender Jazz. This week we’re checking out an exceptional Italian riff on the classic with the Meridian Guitars Jazz Evolution Carbon. The bass features an ash body with a charcoal burst color and polyurethane satin finish. Its neck is made from maple that was harvested 30...

Bass of the Week: 39 Custom Guitars CK Canorous

Bass of the Week: 39 Custom Guitars CK Canorous

Chris Kollias wrote in to share his new bass from 39 Custom Guitars, and it’s a beauty. The CK Canorous is a 5-string that the bassist wanted to cover a wide tonal palette. “The main purpose of this instrument is to cover a wide variety of sounds according to the demanding needs,” Kollias said. “The neck is made of white...

Bass of the Week: Conklin Guitars OM

Bass of the Week: Conklin Guitars OM

This week we’re checking out a collaboration between Conklin Guitars and Jason Everett called the OM Bass. The bass is a seven-string fretless that is fitted with several interesting features to suit the bassist’s world music style. Its pickups are a pair of custom Bartolinis along with a set of GraphTECH Ghost piezos in individual saddlebridges. Besides EQing, the OM...

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Bass of the Week: Fodera Guitars Masterbuilt Kestrel

Bass of the Week: Fodera Guitars Masterbuilt Kestrel

Fodera introduced the Masterbuilt series earlier this year, and this week we’re checking out the second ever bass in the series: The Kestrel. The avian-themed instrument features some of the company’s finest materials to create an astounding visual and sonic experience. “Over the years we have produced a number of special instruments that feature inlays of various birds,” Fodera writes....

Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Soul IV “Matisse”

Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Soul IV “Matisse”

Tim Cook sent us a few pictures of his bass, and we were drooling. The Jerzy Drozd Soul IV “Matisse” is a real piece of art, which is fitting since it was inspired by other pieces of art. “Jerzy Drozd monikers his work as ‘Jerzy Drozd, the Bass Art Company’ and fittingly a search for a description of this bass...

Bass of the Week: Nichols Guitar Company Seas of Cheese Bass

Bass of the Week: Nichols Guitar Company Seas of Cheese Bass

Just like with music, great bass designs often come from the inspiration of other basses. That’s the case with our featured bass this week: the Nichols Guitar Company’s Seas of Cheese Bass. As the name suggests, the model is inspired by the famous Carl Thompson basses used by Primus’s Les Claypool. “The design was inspired by Les Claypool and some...

Bass of the Week: Maurizio ?ber Basses ?ber-Groove 4 Single Cut

Bass of the Week: Maurizio ?ber Basses ?ber-Groove 4 Single Cut

This week we’re checking out an ?ber-Groove 4 Single Cut by Maurizio ?ber Basses called The Promise. The bass features a stunning Monkeypod top over an Asian mahogany body. “The Promise was built for a client who, among other gigs, plays regularly at church,” M?B explains. “Being a religious man, he wanted his bass to be inspired to a verse...

Bass of the Week: R. Hyde Guitars Long Scale Nuvo

Bass of the Week: R. Hyde Guitars Long Scale Nuvo

After releasing the prototype last year, Ryan Hyde of R. Hyde Guitars has created a new full-sized version of the Nuvo. The sleek and seductive revamp is our bass of the week. Hyde built the new Nuvo with a full 34-inch scale and added a few improvements to the design. “This new version features a fully adjustable bridge,” the luthier...

Bass of the Week: Warwick Custom Shop Streamer Stage II

Bass of the Week: Warwick Custom Shop Streamer Stage II

Warwick’s Custom Shop has been putting out some beautiful instruments. Our bass of the week is one of their latest creations: a Streamer Stage II sporting a 1-inch Macassar Ebony top. The masterbuilt bass features neck-through construction centered around a 7-piece wenge and purpleheart neck. Its Tigerstripe Ebony fretboard is inlaid with dragon heads below the 12th fret and yin-yangs...

Bass of the Week: AC Guitars Über ART Recurve 4

Bass of the Week: AC Guitars Über ART Recurve 4

This week we’re checking out the AC Guitars Über ART Recurve 4. Built in Scotland by luthier Alan Cringean, the bass features a proprietary finishing process called Acrylic Resin Treated (ART). “The process makes use of acrylic monomers and dyes in order to infuse the wood,” he writes. “This takes place in a vacuum oven and produces woods which have...