Blast Cult Hollow Vee Electric Bass Review on the February Issue of Bass Player Magazine US and UK.

The Blast Cult Hollow Vee Electric Bass is reviewed by Bass Player Mag on this months issue. Get your copy and read all about it. 

 Our instruments are not made  in a mass produced factory to satisfy the high demand for cheap instruments. All we do is bespoke and unique. Join The Cult 


BLAST CULT ONE4FIVE Upright Bass is on the list of THE BEST BASS GEAR OF 2021 of Bass Player Magazine


Join us on Sunday the 28th November LAYLOW's Christmas Fair. 10 Golborne Road, London 11am until 9pm Get into the Christmas spirit, check out our latest products, enjoy special discounts, and dance to great tunes! See you there!


Find your favourite Blast Cult guitars at Sixty Sixty Sounds on Denmark St, London

Swing by the legendary Denmark St, and visit one of our favourite Guitar Shops, SIXTY SIXTY SOUNDS… try out our exclusive collection of Blast Cult guitars and join The Sonic Religion! 


Blast Cult ONE4FIVE Double Bass REVIEW on the latest issue of Bass Player Magazine

Purchase the Autumn issue of Bass Player Magazine with our great friend, bass hero and Texas legend Dusty Hill on the cover, read all about this incredible man, plus check out why the ONE4FIVE is the most reliable and best bass in the market. 

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THIRTY5 Electric Bass in Clown Vomit Green Metal Flake

Check out this cool and very unique electric bass by Blast Cult. 

35in scale with active magnetic double bass pickups.

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Blast Cult's Brand New Hollow Vee Electric Guitar

A brand new Hollow Vee Electric Guitar in Swamp Cooler Green has just landed in our online shop.


Blast Cult Launches 10th Anniversary Skate Decks

To celebrate our 10th year anniversary Jason Burns has hand painted 10 unique 80’s pool shaped skate decks, you can choose from 2011 to 2020 your preferred skate deck and be part of our Sonic Religion. These are collector’s items & one-offs. Get yours now.

July 19, 2021

Gear News reviews our latest Orange Custom Guitar! Read all about it here.​

Visit Gear News to read this brilliant interview about our latest collaboration with Orange Amplifiers.


Watch the behind the scenes of the making of the Orange Custom Guitar by Blast Cult​

Visit our YouTube channel to watch the making of our latest guitar, The Orange Custom Guitar designed by Ade Emsley, Technical Director of Orange Amps and built by Jason Burns of Blast Cult. 


Orange Amps New Hand Built OE-1 Guitar by BLAST CULT​

Our latest collaboration with ORANGE AMPS. Designed by Orange’s Technical Director Ade Emsley and constructed by luthier Jason Burns at Blast Cult, each guitar is made to order in London, England. Fashioned from solid mahogany, the OE-1 is available in a two-toned gold and ivory or custom finish. The custom 12” radius ebony fretboard has 22 frets. The inlaid headstock and body has an eye-catching chessboard nitro binding.  The guitar features a nickel, ABM, Kalamazoo, Tune-O-Matic Bridge and Stop Bar Tailpiece for easy adjustment and tuning stability. The OE-1 is fitted with Grover® tuners, four custom turned brass control knobs and a robust three-way switchcraft toggle switch including a custom clear pickguard. Purchasers of the…


Blast Cult – Neo-Rockabilly Festivals - Save the Date in your diaries!!!!

SAVE THE DATE for these two amazing Neo-Rockabilly Festivals where Blast Cult will be showcasing its range of guitars and basses! You don’t want to miss these!!! Click here and here to get your tickets now!


Meet the Maker: Blast Cult by Guitar Bomb

I first discovered Blast Cult during NAMM 2019, and the company resonated with me immediately, with their subtle lines, attention to detail and, of course, the substantial American ’50s vibe which permeates the brand’s style. Jason Burns is the luthier responsible for Blast Cult, and he is one helluva double bass player, plus a touring musician who has a unique insight into what makes an instrument tick all the right boxes…. Read the full interview here 


Bill Black’s inspired Double Bass by Blast Cult

Another sleeked out rockabilly hot rod ONE4FIVE upright bass by Blast Cult. This one custom made for Rockabilly Radio DJ Kev Rocker Robson and inspired by legendary upright bass player Bill Black. Tune into Rockabilly Radio and listen to The Rockabilly Blow Out Show on Friday nights at 8pm (UK Time) to make your Friday night swang!


Blast Cult’s Latest ONE4FIVE Removable Neck – Flamed Maple

We would love to present you our latest ONE4FIVE Removable neck double bass that has been made with most of our deluxe features. Jason Burns has created a masterpiece made of Flamed Maple, with a flamed ebony fingerboard, perloid bound f-holes and body, finished on rootbeer burst and equipped with Blast Cult’s famous channel blaster II, adjustable bridge, hybrid strings and our sk8 wheel end pin. Order yours now on


The Gateway Bass is Top 10 Bass of the year by NoTreble Users

The Gateway Bass, a bass guitar that carries many of the aspects of a double bass is been named one of the Top 10 Basses of Year 2020 by No Treble users. Its stripped-down look includes a blue pine wormwood body and a maple neck. The crossover really starts at the ebony fingerboard, but even more apparent is the use of double bass strings. Burns fits the Gateway with an active piezo pickup system for double bass with active tone controls. 


Andy Taylor plays Blast Cult

Andy Taylor plays Blast Cult Summers nearly gone so it’s back to passing the time – This little beauty is a @blastcult HollowVee – Sounds as good as it looks & is my only form of retail therapy. Thanks to Jason & Diana, it’s a classy piece of wood & beautifully detailed hand-work. Andy Taylor, English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer, best known as a former member of both Duran Duran and the Power Station plays Blast Cult.


Hotei X Blast Cult Batavia Guitar Signed Bundle!!!

Purchase a @BlastCult Batavia Guitar featured in my 40th Anniversary collection and get a beautiful set of merchandise signed by legendary guitarist Hotei. From Hotei Do not miss this opportunity to get one of the coolest guitars in my arsenal and own a fantastic kit of Hotei memorabilia that includes a signed Blast Cult tee shirt, a signed silk bandana and a set of Blast Cult pins autographed by me! Simply contact for your chance to purchase a guitar and get your Hotei/Blast Cult memorabilia kit autographed by me! #guitarcollectable #guitarmemorabilia #hoteiguitar #blastcult #hoteimemorabilia #signedguitar #jointhecult #sonicreligion #autographedguitar #guitarcollection #limitededitionguitar #hoteicollectable #bataviaguitar #hotei


Jason Burns from Blast Cult plays at RED ROOSTER Virtual Festival

We are delighted to be part of the Red Rooster Virtual Festival with @ccadcockcrows and #JasonBurns playing @blastcult and @roy_lwe on the drums we have recorded an exclusive live video watch it here  #blastcult #ccadcock #bataviaguitar #doublebass #uprightbass #guitarshop #guitarmaker #nicklowe #RedRoosterFestival


The Gateway is Bass of The Week on No Treble Magazine

Jason Burns of Blast Cult has been building upright basses for years, but lately, he’s been getting more into the electric side of things with models like the Thirty Two and the Magic 13. His passion for basses of both kinds led to the creation of the Gateway Bass, a bass guitar that carries many of the aspects of a double bass. As a result, Blast Cult says it “sounds more like a double bass than an electric guitar.” Its stripped-down look includes a blue pine wormwood body and a maple neck. The crossover really starts at the ebony fingerboard, but even more apparent is the use of double bass strings. Burns fits the Gateway… READ MORE HERE


The Gateway Bass – An Electric Bass that sounds like a Double Bass

Every Bass Player should have one of these in their arsenal. Blast Cult has once again created a unique instrument that will blow your mind! The Gateway Bass sounds like a double bass and plays like an electric bass. It’s an incredible and very affordable instrument designed and developed by @blastcult and something you should definitely try! 😎 Listen to our Master Luthier Jason Burns explain the engineering behind it and check out its authentic upright bass sound!

#blastcult #uprightbass #electricbass #doublebass #contrabass #bass #bassshop #uniquebass #coolbass #bassplayer #bestbass #handmadebass #uniquebass #specialbass #bassist #bassmaster #bassmagazine #bassistsofinstagram #bassists


New Magic 13 Electric Bass – in our online BASS SHOP

Our latest Magic 13 Electric Bass is ready to be purchased on our online store. Check it out and Join The Cult.

#ElectricBass #OnlineShop #blastcult 


Our latest Hollow Vee Electric Bass is out now!

Check out our beautiful handmade hollow vee electric bass. Handmade in England by our master luthier Jason Burns. Come and try it out at our shop in North London or contact The Bass Gallery and try it out there

#jointhecult #hollowveebass #handmadeelectricbass #electricbass


Blast Cult & Orange Amplifiers

Stay tuned for a cool livestream between Orange Amps and our founder and master luthier Jason Burns. We will be announcing all the details very soon.


#orangeamps #blastcult #sonicreligion #jointhecult #guitarshop #doublebass #luthier #uprightbassshop #bassplayer #guitarmaker #orangeamps


Our next LOCKDOWN/LOWDOWN with Guitarist Jesse Dayton

East Texas native, singer/songwriter and guitarist Jesse Dayton is equally steeped in Texas/Louisiana blues, old-school country and punk-rock, Dayton is the music world’s best-kept secret, hiding in plain sight as a guitarist for Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Ryan Bingham and L.A. punk pioneers X, as well as touring alongside Social Distortion, the Supersuckers and John Doe. He has released 11 studio albums and an EP as a solo artist and he tours nearly 250 days a year, that’s before Lockdown. Old friend of Jason Burns and lead singer of their band The Road Kings, Jesse Dayton has been playing guitars made by Burns for years and we are delighted to be chatting with him live…


Blast Cult UKDC is on the Wish List of this month’s Guitarist Magazine

Get your copy of @guitarist_mag which is out today, featuring a brilliant review by incredible guitarist and journalist @rodbrakes and 📸 by Neil Godwin of our latest #BlastCult #UKDC hollow body guitar. Make your wishes come true!

‘Steeped in the culture of custom cars and golden-era guitars, Blast Cult is a melting pot of American vintage style and modern innovation’ read now


#jointhecult #hollowbodyguitars #dreamguitars #guitaristmag #guitarist #bestguitars #uniqueguitars #newguitars #guitarshop #guitarmaker #londonguitars #americanguitars #nickcurran #semihollowguitar #sonicreligion


Blast Cult UK on the Cover of Beast Magazine

Our guitar and bass shop is featured on the latest issue of Beast Magazine, celebrating the best local businesses in music, art, food and fashion in East London. Take a look inside our double bass shop, see our latest electric guitars and basses and read the story behind Blast Cult. Out now.

Beast Mag

 #guitarshop #guitarslondon #eastlondonluthier #bassshop #doublebass #uprightbass #craftmanship #customguitars #customelectricbass #electricbass


Lockdown/Lowdown with Miles Mosley

Excited to announce our next guest at #LOCKDOWN/LOWDOWN is one of the most exciting upright bass players in the world @milesmosley 💥 #MilesMosley a songwriter, vocalist and solo artist is a founding member of the Los Angeles collective “The West Coast Get Down” He is one of the most innovative upright bassists of his generation. Through his use of effects and physical mastery of the instrument, Miles has updated the double bass for the 21st century and has his eyes firmly set on its future. And he obviously plays a Blast Cult #uprightbass 🤟This is something you do not want to miss. Tuesday 21st April. Join in at for your private invite
#westcoastgetdown #milesmosley…


Lockdown/Lockdown with Djordje Stijepovic

Thrilled to announce #djordjestijepovic @bullfiddlecat ⚡️⚡️ Grammy nominated and award winning double bass player for psychobilly band @TigerArmy @molotovbanda and former band member of @lemmy_kilmister_ @headcat_official is our first guest in LOCKDOWN/LOWDOWN next Sunday. Stijepovic has MA in Classical double bass performance and a degree in jazz. He’s often regarded as the best slap bass player of our times and he obviously plays a #BlastCult ONE4FIVE UPRIGHT BASS #LOWDOWNLOCKDOWN Register on our website to get your private invite!

#jointhecult #doublebassplayer #doublebass #uprightbassmaker #bestuprightbass #slapbass #contrabass #blastcult #sonicreligion #djordjestijepovic #doublebassbattle



Join #BlastCult for a series of online talks and demos with some of our favourite musicians & cult leaders from around the world! Every Sunday from the 11th April we will be going LIVE to talk all things music, share skills and techniques, and give you an insight into the world of a pro musician. Simply sign up onto our website so we can send you a personal code and invitation to join us! Visit or to take part!!! Our first guest will be announced this sunday!!!! 💥💥💥


#lockdownlowdown #blastcultlive #guitarshoplive #guitarsonline #bassplayeronline #doublebassplayer #bassist #guitarist #onlineguitarshop


You can now find our Double Bass Accessories and Strings at Bridgewood & Neitzert

You can find our world renowned double bass pickup systems (tailpieces) and strings at the wonderful Bridgewood & Neitzert store in Stoke Newington Church Street. Double bass players join the cult!


Miles Mosley (Kamasi Washington) plays a Blast Cult ONE4FIVE upright bass

Miles Mosley demos the latest Blast Cult upright bass at the NAMM Show

#ONE4FIVE  @milesmosley @blastcult#bassmag #bassmagazine #jointhecult#sonicreligion #uprightbass#bassplayer #nammshow #namm2019  @bassmagazinenow #namm #bassplayer #uprightbass #MilesMosley #kamasiwashington


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Extraordinaire slapbassist and cult leader Djordje Stijepovic @bullfiddlecat stopped at #blastcult UK HQ during his tour with @tigerarmy ⚡️💥 Here photographed with #JasonBurns and one of the new U.K. standupbasses in the making! 

#bassplayer #bassist#doublebass #slapbass thank you @orangeamplifiers #orangeamps#bassists #musicians #luthiery#workshop #jointhecult visit our website #basslover #bassplayeruniverse #slapbass


Lee Rocker, bass player from The Stray Cats plays Blast Cult

Blast Cult has been building upright basses for the best players in the world for over two decades, including upright bass player of The Stray Cats, Lee Rocker.
Which one is your favourite Lee Rocker bass by Blast Cult?
Get yours and #jointhecult #bassist #bassplayer @straycatleerocker @straycatsmusic  So… Which ones your favorite? 😎@blastcult #BlastCult#LeeRocker #StandupBass #DogHouseBass #2020


Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music playing Blast Cult Electric Guitars

@philmanzaneraofficial legendary guitarist from #roxymusic recording with our #blastcult #UKDC guitar yesterday in his London studio #jointhecult 

Go online and check out our exquisite handmade instruments that look and sound great!

#guitarplayer #philmanzanera #bryanferry #guitarlover #brianeno #guitarist #guitarshop #guitaruniverse #guitarconnoisseur


Blast Cult Guitar Pop Up Shop X Mare Street Market

Join us at this super cool venue, grab a bite to eat, a coffee, a cocktail or two!, and try out a selection of the best Blast Cult guitars and basses. We are here until the 11th February.

Blast Cult X Mare Street Market


Ronnie Wood – Guitarist, Multi instrumentalist, artist and Rolling Stone loves Blast Cult

Ronnie Wood, legendary English Rock Star, artist, multi-instrumentalist and guitarist of The Rolling Stones playing our Blast Cult hand made hollow vee guitar in the studio last week.
Get yours on our online guitar shop and Join The Cult!


Hotei plays our Batavia Guitars during his Guitar Rhythm VI Tour in Japan

Legendary Japanese Guitarist Hotei is playing our Batavia guitars during his Guitar Rhythm VI tour in Japan. He loves the guitar so much he got them in both colours, two-toned gold & cream and gloss black.


Find Blast Cult Basses at The Bass Gallery – Camden Town, London

You can now find our custom built basses in the legendary store The Bass Gallery in London. The best basses in the best stores around the world.


BLAST CULT launches in the UK

On Wednesday the 16th October, Blast Cult, bespoke musical instrument supplier to the likes of Kamasi Washington, The Stray Cats, Willie Nelson, Cypress Hilland many more, will be launching its guitar and bass company in London to expand from their original HQ in Orange, California. To celebrate their launch they will be showcasing a Guitar Exhibition in London’s most exclusive members club, Laylow. To mark the launch, BLAST CULT UK has partnered with Carl Barât, from The Libertines, in making a custom London Magic 13 Guitar that will be on display on the night of the opening, as well as other London inspired guitars/basses and classic designs from the Blast Cult repertoire.  Limited edition instruments will be available to buy on…


Blast Cult ONE4FIVE & CHANNEL BLASTER II on Bass Player Magazine

Blast Cult One4Five and Channel Blaster THE SLAP UPRIGHT BASS TECHNIQUE WAS originally a response to the problem of getting heard in a group.

Read more here 


Custom Built #ONE4FIVE Upright Bass for The Stray Cats Lee Rocker

Tonight is the first show of the #straycats40 European tour and @blascult built this custom made #ONE4FIVE with a bolt-on neck for @straycatleerocker to celebrate the 40 year anniversary of the band mural on the back by his daughter @transparent_utopia

#jointhecult #leerocker #blastcult #sonicreligion #bassplayermagazine #briansetzer #slimjimphantom #straycats see you later at @azkenarockfest #azkenarockfest #luthier #bassist #bassplayer #doublebass #rockabilly #uprightbass #tour #jasonburns

check out our website and join the sonic religion 📸 @dianagomezphoto #summer #festival #music


Blast Cult Launches in the UK!

Blast Cult is happy to announce the opening of our new workshop in London, UK. We will now be making basses, guitars and all of our accessories from our new shop in North London.

Visit our online shop for deliveries in the UK, Europe & The Rest of The World and email us to make an appointment to visit our shop in London town

We also hire the space for photo and film shoots.

#sonicreligion #blastcult