Blast Cult Hollow Vee Bass review

Like the sound of a handmade Flying V bass? Add a hollow body and a fiendish pricetag and let’s go...

Blast Cult Hollow Vee
(Image: © Blast Cult)

Guitar World Verdict

A fine-looking take on a classic design with excellent tones and playability – and a price tag to match.


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    Great tones and build.

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    Well-balanced on a strap.


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    You’ll have to really want this bass to justify its cost.

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We previously reviewed an upright bass guitar from high-end luthiers Blast Cult, and were suitably impressed. Now, they’ve sent us a semi-acoustic take on a classic design from rock’s golden age, hand-built in London.

It’s expensive, but comes with a deluxe Midnight Gloss finish and celluloid pearloid binding to the body, f-holes and headstock – the basic Hollow Vee model is significantly cheaper. Let’s check it out.

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