Bass Talk

5 x 4 : Five 4 String Bass Guitars from Around the World

A rare gathering of some fine four string basses : Left to Right : Matthieu Combe Alys 4 ( France ) Aquilina Sirius 4A ( France ) Le Fay Herr Schwarz “Blau” ( Germany ) Fodera Monarch Standard ( USA ) Maruszczyk Absolution ( Poland ) Going back to a four every once in a…

Two (Le Fay) German Singers

It is rare that we have two Le Fay Singers here at the same time , but I am happy tat we do have these two to offer to the bass community. Le Fay makes incredible basses, this is no hype , believe me. Incredibly easy to play, very ergonomic VERY versatile via 3 pickups…

French and Fretless in 2014 electric basses for todays bass guitarist

I am now on an extended 4 string bass kick, after rarely touching one for the previous 30 years. It feels liberating and allows for some risk taking which can lead to surprising results. These 2 basses have my attention now , both from luthiers who are based in France. The large acoustic bass with…

Jerzy Drozd Barcelona 5 and 6 string bass guitars

These are here for show only, I own and thoroughly these two basses. These two are version 1 of the Barcelona design, meaning these are true 34″ scale neck-thru’s with hollow body wings. The current Barcelona is a set neck design with 33″ scale standard. If ever you come across a Drozd bass of any…

A Pair of 6ers, by Matthieu Combe and the Ibanez Custom Shop

Here we have a pair of 34″ scale six string basses from France and Japan. On the left is the “Alys” model by US newcomer Matthieu Combe. His is a one man operation in rural France. Luthiers Access Group is pleased to be able to welcome Matthieu. He is very good. One to follow in…

Brubaker ” Frosty ” 5 string bass with custom paint

Kevin Brubaker is a very talented cat from Maryland. What makes his basses special ? The bolt on / inset neck is unique.  What else ? Wild and beautiful woods and inventive paint jobs. Bottom line – these are great basses !

A pair of ( seemingly ) old Fender Basses

Here we have two Fender Custom Shop basses , a 1960-62 stacked knob JB Closet Classic and a Jaco Relic. I am a 5 string player , but going to a 4 is a hoot ! Both are gone now, but I really did enjoy these basses, I have been impressed by nearly all of…

Jack Casady / Hot Tuna Rig – Alessandro Basset Hound and Aguilar Little Jack

Yes, this is what Jack Casady plays in Hot Tuna, an Alessandro Basset Hound 50 watt all tube amp and the Aguilar JC285 ” Little Jack ” cab.td6  I love playing fretless thru this mini stack. Acoustic bass guitar as well.

Performance Guitar Basses YB Series Tints

The Performance basses have begun to arrive , here are the tints that are available. Luthiers Access Group is very happy to be associated with Performance Guitar. COMING IN MARCH – Two YB-5s are due, one with an Alder body “Twilight Burst” tint , Rosewood fretboard , white blocks and binding. Bass # 2 is…

Lawrence Brase II 5/33″ and ChamberBrase II 5/33″

I have to sometimes remind myself how fortunate I am to be able to work with the builders I do, and of course, I need to recognize the rare opportunities I have to play and compare these wonderful instruments while they are here. Luthiers Access Group is the sole US dealer of kenneth Lawrence Instruments…

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