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Bass of the Week: Universum Guitars Epsilon UJ4

Bass of the Week: Universum Guitars Epsilon UJ4

This week we’re checking out the Universum Guitars Epsilon UJ4, a unique bass that blends several design elements. Built in Ukraine, it has a unique, conch-like soundhole created using Golden Ratio principles. The body is built using sycamore maple with flamed and carved figured maple for the top. Its seven-piece neck is constructed of flamed sycamore maple and walnut, while...

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Bass of the Week: Tuli Basses HIILYX

Bass of the Week: Tuli Basses HIILYX

I’m always floored by Tuli Basses, and builder Aron Bach made my day by sending me the details of his latest HIILYX bass. The six-string bass is the new single cut model that he revealed at the 2018 London Bass Guitar Show. Even with six strings and a single cut body, the HIILYX comes in lighter than many four-strings. “I...

Bass of the Week: Dahrendorf Guitars Dynasty V

Bass of the Week: Dahrendorf Guitars Dynasty V

Luthier Sergey Poedinko sent us the details on his latest build and it’s a real beauty. The Dahrendorf Guitars Dynasty V is a five-string that imagines a bass guitar from 200 years ago. “Like our other instruments, it’s balancing between classics and modernity,” Poedinko writes. “But unlike others, it’s much more smooth and fluent. Style and aesthetics came when I...

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 neck runs through the length...

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. Luthier Adriano Sérgio was on...

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 got the first one last...

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 Owl and Neptune – to...

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 with the vintage look 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, and some good old vintage...

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 contemporary art for British GQ,...