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  • Bass of the Week: Majesté Guitars Buckeye 5

    Bass of the Week: Majesté Guitars Buckeye 5

    This week we’re taking a look at another great bass we saw at the NAMM Show: the Majesté Buckeye 5. Majesté’s Willy Abued showed us the bass, which is named after its stunning buckeye maple top. Its striking body shape is made with debitou for the body wings while the five-piece carbon-reinforced azobe and maple... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ergon Guitars Cintra

    Bass of the Week: Ergon Guitars Cintra

    Instrument builders always bring their best gear to the NAMM Show. As we were wandering the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center we found the Boutique Guitar Showcase, which brings builders from around the world to show off their work. We saw tons of great instruments, including the jaw-dropping Cintra bass from Portugal’s Ergon Guitars.... »

  • Bass of the Week: R. Low. Vaughn 34″ Scale Four-String

    Bass of the Week: R. Low. Vaughn 34″ Scale Four-String

    This week we’re checking out a slick four-stringer by R. Low. Vaughn. Built by luthier Rob Vaughn, the bass is one of his newer models. “This particular bass is the 3rd one of that style I’ve made,” Vaughn says. “It started out as a concept for a bassist over in Britain named Alysha Moore who... »

  • Bass of the Week: Schorr Guitars The Owl Bass #011

    Bass of the Week: Schorr Guitars The Owl Bass #011

    While scrolling on Facebook, I came across the Owl Bass by Schorr Guitars and had to learn more. Its half-minimal, half-futuristic design exudes a funky style with a cool finish to boot. “Schorr Guitars is a one-person operation,” luthier Nicolai Schorr tells us. “I build instruments in Berlin, Germany based on my models – The... »

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  • Bass of the Week: Moonshine Custom Guitars Rat Rod J Bass

    Bass of the Week: Moonshine Custom Guitars Rat Rod J Bass

    The Daily Funk Club’s Andy Irvine is a guy who knows what he wants in a bass. That’s why he reached out to Rick Wilson of Moonshine Guitars with some specifics in mind. “He contacted me after seeing pics of my bass, he was looking for the feel of a well-played early 60’s Jazz as... »

  • Bass of the Week: Dream Studio Guitars Voodoo Bass

    Bass of the Week: Dream Studio Guitars Voodoo Bass

    This week we’re checking out the Voodoo Bass from Dream Studio Guitars. Created as a signature model for Jorge Casillas of the Voodoo Glow Skulls, the bass brings old-school tone with a more futuristic body. “No Active Pick Ups, no Ebony Neck; this is old school bass here,” Dream Studios writes. “Maple Neck, Maple Fretboard,... »

  • Bass of the Week: Adam Clayton’s Wild Customs H. Moser & Cie Bass

    Bass of the Week: Adam Clayton’s Wild Customs H. Moser & Cie Bass

    Adam Clayton is a bassist with style. He’s an avid collector of fine watches, and now he has just the instrument to match. H. Moser & Cie teamed up with Wild Customs to gift the U2 bassist with a gorgeous custom bass that brings his passions together. “A founder member of U2 who writes about... »

  • Bass of the Week: Sadowsky Guitars NYC Will Lee 5-String

    Bass of the Week: Sadowsky Guitars NYC Will Lee 5-String

    One of the great things about writing the Bass of the Week column is that builders send us photos of some of their best work. This recent Sadowsky NYC Will Lee 5-string hit my inbox and stopped me in my tracks. Built with a chambered swamp ash body, the bass’s candy apple orange finish and... »

  • Bass of the Week: Ray Ross Bass No. 27

    Bass of the Week: Ray Ross Bass No. 27

    Luthier Aaron “Ray” Ross has been cooking up a new style of bridge this year, and he’s created an amazing bass to showcase it. His 27th bass features the new saddle-less “universal bridge.” “Coming up with something new is a violent, painful way to create, this took 4 months of agony and hand work,” Ross... »

  • Bass of the Week: Neal Heppleston Panormo Double Bass

    Bass of the Week: Neal Heppleston Panormo Double Bass

    British double bass luthier Neal Heppleston sent us photos of his Panormo model to check out, and I’ve been obsessing over it. Each piece of wood is jaw-dropping, but moreover, it seems every little detail is a work of art in itself. Hand-built in his Sheffield shop, the bass is designed after the work of... »