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Bass of the Week: Kohlman Bassworks RetroMod 4

Bass of the Week: Kohlman Bassworks RetroMod 4

This week we’re checking out an amazing RetroMod 4 from Kohlman Bassworks. This particular bass was built by luthier Chris Kohlman for bassist Mike Gardner and features an intricate matching top and fingerboard.

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Bass of the Week: Duvoisin Fat Standard Bass “Satin Prince of Olivewood”

Bass of the Week: Duvoisin Fat Standard Bass “Satin Prince of Olivewood”

I got to catch bassist Remco Hendrix playing a the Duvoisin booth at NAMM, and it led me to check out more of the company’s instruments. This week we’re looking at their Fat Standard Bass “Satin Prince of Olivewood,” which was part of a limited run of instruments featuring olive tops.

Bass of the Week: Monfette Guitars Pentakill Yorick’s Bass

Bass of the Week: Monfette Guitars Pentakill Yorick’s Bass

If you’re a fan of the game League of Legends, you may be familiar with Pentakill Yorick, the undead heavy metal band member that wields a bass to fight his enemies. Luthier Yvan Monfette was inspired to create Yorick’s weapon in real life, complete with a sharp looking body and skull headstock.

Bass of the Week: Scott French Instruments SF4

Bass of the Week: Scott French Instruments SF4

Luthier Scott French combined his SF2 and SF3 models to create the SF4, featuring a singlecut body with a deep cutaway for reaching the highest notes. This particular SF4, which he built for Ian Hill, is a great example of the design with gorgeous woods to accent its features.

Bass of the Week: Ferner Fine Instruments Aviator Bass

Bass of the Week: Ferner Fine Instruments Aviator Bass

This week we’re checking out a cool retro-fied model from Ferner Fine Instruments called the Aviator Bass. Its unique body shape pays homage to “catalog guitars of the ’60s,” such as Danelectro, Teisco, Greco, Kay, Silvertone, and others.

Bass of the Week: Citron Guitars Byron “F” Style Bass

Bass of the Week: Citron Guitars Byron “F” Style Bass

Seeing a “violin” bass is fairly common, but Byron Isaacs decided to go a different direction and dreamed up a bass mixed with a mandolin. He approached luthier Harvey Citron to make it a reality. The result: the Byron "F" Style Bass.

Bass of the Week: Doner Designs Time Machine Bass

Bass of the Week: Doner Designs Time Machine Bass

Doner Designs always comes up with awesome basses for a good cause, and it looks like this one will need an amp rated at 1.21 gigawatts. The “Time Machine” was inspired by the “Back to the Future” movies and benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Bass of the Week: Franz Bassguitars Wega 5 “Behind the Scene”

Bass of the Week: Franz Bassguitars Wega 5 “Behind the Scene”

Artist Torsten Russ used this Franz Bassguitars Wega 5 as his canvas as part of the company's Art Line. This bass, called the "Behind the Scene", features hand-painted designs and 18-carat gold leaf.

Best of 2018: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass of the Week Features

Best of 2018: Top 10 Reader Favorite Bass of the Week Features

Fifty-two times a year, Kevin publishes our “Bass of the Week” column, featuring “low-end instruments ranging from beautiful to bizarre.” It is always a reader favorite each week, and we’re thrilled to share your top 10 favorites of 2018.

Bass of the Week: JanAid Guitars “The Evergreen”

Bass of the Week: JanAid Guitars “The Evergreen”

JanAid Guitars crafts beautiful basses that sound as gorgeous as they look. That includes this instrument called The Evergreen, which was built for Victor Wooten’s Wooten Woods Camp.