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  • Bass of the Week: Noguera Expression

    Bass of the Week: Noguera Expression

    This week we take a look at Noguera Basses’ flagship model, the Expression. Designed to produce a “rich sound with accurate low end,” the bass is hand made in France. Available in 4-, 5- and 6-string models, the Expression features bolt-on construction with a bubinga body, maple neck, and wenge fingerboard. The elegant bridge is... »

  • Bass of the Week: Moses Vertical Jump Bass

    Bass of the Week: Moses Vertical Jump Bass

    Known for making graphite necks, Moses Carbon Graphite Guitars has always been into making forward-thinking products, and the Vertical Jump Bass is no exception. Built to be played vertically or horizontally, the bass has a swiveling bout horn for proper balance when wearing it with a strap. The Vertical Jump Bass has a polycarbonate body... »

  • Bass of the Week: Norton Guitars Wraith Bass

    Bass of the Week: Norton Guitars Wraith Bass

    Norton Guitars takes a unique approach to building instruments by utilizing what they call the “Norton Mainframe” – a skeleton made of T6061 aircraft grade aluminum. The bass is then built with wood and electronics from there. A prime example of their work is their Wraith model bass. Featuring the “Tube” frame version of the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Atlansia Solitaire

    Bass of the Week: Atlansia Solitaire

    There’s been an on-going discussion about what constitutes a bass, and specifically how more than four strings is “breaking the rules.” Well, what if there’s only one string? Enter the Atlansia Solitaire. Based in Nagano, Atlansia is known for outlandish designs – so much so that their website has to specify that the instruments are... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Kristall Solid Electric Bass

    Bass of the Week: Kristall Solid Electric Bass

    German builder Andreas Kristall makes a host of impressive basses, including this week’s bass of the week: The Kristall Solid. Available in 4, 5, and 6-string models, the Solid sports a singlecut design with bolt on construction. Kristall says the bass was built for “Rock character, sound, look, and feel.” As each piece is made... »

  • Bass of the Week: Rob Allen MB-2

    Bass of the Week: Rob Allen MB-2

    The Rob Allen MB-2 is a unique semi-hollow bass designed to combine the warmth of an upright with the punch of a solid body electric bass. Though it’s available in a fretted version, the MB-2 comes standard as fretless to keep with the organic feel. The bass is offered in three variations depending on the... »

  • Bass of the Week: Adamovic Eric Czar Signature 7

    Bass of the Week: Adamovic Eric Czar Signature 7

    Eric Czar’s Signature bass from Adamovic is a thing of beauty. With a monstrous 7-strings and 30 frets, the instrument gives Czar an incredible range. Strung E to A#, bass was designed between Czar and Nikola Adamovic to allow for easy chord playing and fast tapping while combining “the unique voices and timbres of a... »

  • Bass of the Week: DeMars Guitars Long Trail Bass

    Bass of the Week: DeMars Guitars Long Trail Bass

    DeMars Guitars’ Long Trail bass is no doubt an instrument for proud players of the low end. Inspired by Vermont’s hiking trail of the same name, the Long Trail is a a chambered solid-body instrument sporting the company’s patented bass clef soundhole, which the company calls “a stunning visual signature for forward-thinking bassists.” We call... »

  • Bass of the Week: Thin Gypsy Thief Studio’s RevolveR Steampunk Bass

    Bass of the Week: Thin Gypsy Thief Studio’s RevolveR Steampunk Bass

    This week we check out something a little different: The RevolveR Steampunk bass made by Kyle Miller, aka “Thin Gypsy Thief”. Miller, who works as a visual artist, luthier and propmaker in Vancouver, was commissioned to build the fully functional instrument for rapper T-Pain. “The bass was built for Grammy winning recording artist T-Pain as... »

  • Bass of the Week: Brown’s Guitar Factory Fretted/Less Bass

    Bass of the Week: Brown’s Guitar Factory Fretted/Less Bass

    Fretted, fretless, or both? Based out of Minnesota, Brown’s Guitar Factory has a unique take on electric bass with their Fretted/Less models. The design allows for half of the fingerboard to be fretted while the second half has a raised fretless section, which is elevated to the height of the fretted section to keep its... »