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The Bass Airbrush

    Every once in a while an airbrush pops up that is really nice and doesn't catch on. Unfortunately, the Bass is one of those airbrushes. It was made in the late 1970's and early 1980's in Northridge, California, a suburb of Los Angeles by Donald Bass. The handle is made of nylon and is very comfortable and easy to use. Itís a basic single action, external mix airbrush and it will accept the same cups or bottles as a Paasche H or Badger 350. The major differences are the 3/8" thick white nylon body's funny ergonomic shape, the trigger mounted farther forward than usual, and the air inlet at the rear. These combine to give it a balance and feel that are exceptional. It's too bad that wasn't successful because it's a high quality airbrush and is far more comfortable to use than a similar Paasche or Badger. A lack of advertising doomed it the marketplace.

Right: The Bass airbrush. It was sold to  Thomas Industries, the compressor company. Unfortunately it is out of production.

An article on the Bass airbrush
from an August 1979 issue of
Custom Vans magazine. Click
on the image to enlarge it. To
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click on the larger image.
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