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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: Beardly Customs “Piccolo Bass”

Bass of the Week: Beardly Customs “Piccolo Bass”

Rick Link of Beardly Customs shared one of their latest builds, and even he’s not sure what to call it. The four-string bass was ordered to mimic the unusual instrument used by a famous bassist.

Bass of the Week: Biarnel Liuteria Fiorano 32”

Bass of the Week: Biarnel Liuteria Fiorano 32”

Italy’s Biarnel Liuteria introduced a new bass this summer called the Fiorano 32” which they describe as “classic design [with] advanced solutions.” The 32-inch scale bass weighs a mere 5.9 pounds.

Bass of the Week: Atticus Lazenby “Concept 001”

Bass of the Week: Atticus Lazenby “Concept 001”

This marks Atticus Lazenby’s fifth year as a luthier at Serek Basses, but he’s just started taking commissions for his own basses. Today, we’re sharing his “Concept 001,” which features an astounding ergonomic design.

Bass of the Week: Jersey Girl Handmade Guitars Goose Zerock

Bass of the Week: Jersey Girl Handmade Guitars Goose Zerock

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars is a small team of builders based in Japan that has been making astonishing instruments for over thirty years. One of their latest builds is a showstopper.

Bass of the Week: LeCompte Electric Bass SHR-4 Short Scale Bass

Bass of the Week: LeCompte Electric Bass SHR-4 Short Scale Bass

Bud LeCompte of LeCompte Electric Bass just shared his latest creation, and it stopped me in my tracks. This SHR-4 has an offset body and neck design for a retro feel while having a fresh style.

Bass of the Week: Upton Bass “Kirchner” Bohemian Hybrid Deluxe

Bass of the Week: Upton Bass “Kirchner” Bohemian Hybrid Deluxe

On a recent tour of Michigan, I was lucky enough to meet up with Todd Kirchner of the bluegrass band Full Cord. He happily showed me his bass, which is a spec’d out Bohemian model from Upton Bass.

Bass of the Week: Ristic Guitars #001

Bass of the Week: Ristic Guitars #001

This week, we’re checking out Bass #001 by Ristic Guitars. Handmade by luthier Sasa Ristic, the beautiful bass features neck-through construction with a five-piece maple neck, mahogany body wings, and a curly maple top.

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Bass of the Week: Bayou Basses The Dreamer

Bass of the Week: Bayou Basses The Dreamer

Bayou Basses posted their latest build recently. Inspired by the lyrics of John Lennon, The Dreamer is described as a departure from the company’s previous builds.

Bass of the Week: BilT Guitars Rele Bass

Bass of the Week: BilT Guitars Rele Bass

This week we’re checking out the Rele Bass by BilT Guitars. Oozing with retro charm, the short-scale bass has tons of customizable features from your choice of woods to pickups to fingerboard inlays to hardware.

Bass of the Week: Brooks QB

Bass of the Week: Brooks QB

This week we’re checking out another jaw-dropping instrument built by Rob van den Broek of Brooks. The Brooks QB is a twelve-string bass built as a tribute to the Quad Bass built by Jol Dantzig of Hamer for Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson.

Bass of the Week: Alusonic Django Deluxe 4 Cass Lewis Signature Bass

Bass of the Week: Alusonic Django Deluxe 4 Cass Lewis Signature Bass

Skunk Anansie bassist Cass Lewis has been an Alusonic endorser for some time, and the company has just created a new bass for him. The Alusonic Django Deluxe 4 Cass Lewis Signature Bass offers “something unique and innovative,” the company writes.

Bass of the Week: Bird on a Wire #38 “Sil Nora”

Bass of the Week: Bird on a Wire #38 “Sil Nora”

Luthier Tom Molstad of Bird on a Wire Stringed Instruments recently posted photos of his first-ever bass build, and he’s off to a great start. “Sil Nora” is a six-string, multi-scale bass with a rich combination of colors.