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Bass of the Week: The Swedish Harp Bass

Bass of the Week: The Swedish Harp Bass

From the mind of Joel Illerhag comes one of the most incredible, dreamlike instruments I’ve ever seen. The Swedish Harp Bass is a double bass fitted with a 3D-printed carbon fiber structure to add 39 sympathetic strings and electromagnets that help to make the strings sound. “The aim of this project is to produce acoustic sound from a musical instrument...

Bass of the Week: BassLab Guitars L-Bow

Bass of the Week: BassLab Guitars L-Bow

The L-Bow by BassLab Guitars is one of the most attention-grabbing designs in the bass world, but its extra bow in the neck is not for shock factor. This week we’re checking out a recent five-string L-Bow-V that, like their other instruments, features a tuneable composite material in place of wood. “This is the bass, that most often generates typical...

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Bass of the Week: Fant Guitars Omega Bass

Bass of the Week: Fant Guitars Omega Bass

This week we’re checking out the Omega bass by Fant Guitars, which features a cool oversized pickup cover/pickguard shaped like their logo. The bass also has an interesting blend of tone woods: the body and fingerboard are made of cherry while the neck and top are made from walnut. The body is finished is a cool vintage purple that pops...

Bass of the Week: Egilegor Basses Biadar 4

Bass of the Week: Egilegor Basses Biadar 4

Sometimes Facebook is so full of drama that I think about freezing my account. Then I scroll by a beautiful bass like this Biadar from Egilegor Basses, and my faith is restored. Built by luthier Imanol Artola Egilegor in Spain, the model is their double-cut shape with a longer upper horn that helps to balance the weight. This particular bass...

Bass of the Week: Ibanez ATK810E

Bass of the Week: Ibanez ATK810E

There’s something so raw yet refined about the Ibanez ATK that has always caught my attention. This week we’re checking out the four-string Premium version of the model. “With the ATK, we took the traditional concept of the bass and turned it up to ’11,'” Ibanez writes. “The result is one of the most straightforward, versatile basses on the market....

Bass of the Week: Waja Bass Soma NT 5-String

Bass of the Week: Waja Bass Soma NT 5-String

This week we’re checking out the Waja Bass Soma NT five-string, which features a striking body shape in an equally striking high gloss blue finish. The neck-through bass is crafted from a three-piece swamp ash body topped with flamed maple and a seven-piece birdseye maple and bubinga neck. Its fingerboard is ebony. Waja fits the bass with a pair of...

Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Orion

Bass of the Week: Jerzy Drozd Orion

Jerzy Drozd creates some fantastic instruments. Alongside his regular line, he also goes out of his way to create some over-the-top beautiful basses. This week we’re checking out the Orion, a bass created from his Soul VI model that is decked out in moissanite gems. The bolt-on, six-string bass is built with a swamp ash body attached to a one-piece...

Bass of the Week: Bassline Re-Belle Series 5 Multiscale Multilayer

Bass of the Week: Bassline Re-Belle Series 5 Multiscale Multilayer

Germany’s Bassline went over the top for the Musikmesse show one year with what they called a “multi-scale, multi-layer” version of their Re:Belle model. Besides the obvious multi-scale design, the company routed out the sapele pommele body and actually inlaid the flashy quilted maple top. Its pickguard is made from the same piece of maple. Bassline opted to use Canadian...

Bass of the Week: Bacce Guitars Anya 4 Powerbass

Bass of the Week: Bacce Guitars Anya 4 Powerbass

Spain’s Bacce Guitars has a beautiful lineup of instruments, but they also make special boutique one-off instruments as well. This week we’re checking out the Anya 4 Powerbass, which looks like a race car with four strings. The neck-through bass is built around a five-piece maple and Honduran mahogany neck that’s topped with an ebony fingerboard. Its body, which has...

Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Swift Lite Lightweight Bass

Bass of the Week: AJR Guitarmods Swift Lite Lightweight Bass

We’ve featured a couple of instruments by AJR Guitarmods over the past couple years, and now we’re checking out their lightest bass yet: the Swift Lite 34-inch four-string bass. The inspiration came to luthier Andy Rogers while thinking of the first time he picked up a bass. “One of the things that surprised me the very first time I took...

Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Burzaco Series BS0001

Bass of the Week: Emiliano Bernal Burzaco Series BS0001

Extended range bassist Lucas Gonzalez was approached by luthier Emiliano Bernal to collaborate on a series of ERBs. He shared the first of the results with us, dubbed the Burazco Series BS0001, and it’s beautiful. The hand-crafted instrument is built with a Bolivian mahogany body, a zebrawood top, and a two-piece quartersawn hard rock maple neck topped with a birdseye...

Bass of the Week: Colibrí Guitars and Basses Morgan

Bass of the Week: Colibrí Guitars and Basses Morgan

Last week, Corey had it with all the political posts on Facebook and asked to see some basses instead. The No Treble community responded with hundreds of basses including this cool instrument called the Morgan from Colibrí Guitars and Basses. “My name is Rodrigo Castellanos and I have been building basses for the last 13 years,” the luthier shared. “11...