6 String Bass 071108

This is a one of a kind 6 string bass built for a pro customer back in 08.  The other bass pictured next to this bass in the 6 String Bass section is actually the same bass.  I recently found this old beauty for sale and just had to get her back in to give her some new life.

This bass represents my building style a few years back where I used two piece quartersawn necks.  I was using carbon fiber back then and this bass does have the stab bars as well as the dual action truss rod to keep this slim and shallow C shaped neck in line.    The 34 inch scale, 22 fret, Macassar Ebony fretboard is well matched to the peghead veneers and truss rod cover.

The body is Honduran Mahogany and is very light in weight.  Even with the brass bridge the whole bass weighs in at under 9 pounds!  Originally the body was dyed Ebony color but I refinished her with a blue/green burst urethane finish that is hard to see in the pictures.  I had to use additional light to photo this one as the finish has a holographic value to it.

For pickups she has a EMG 45P in the neck position and a 45TSW with a push pull switch in the bridge position.  The push pull switches the bridge pup from a humbucker to a Jazz pup.  I also added an EMG BTC 2 band EQ that boosts or cuts bass and treble.

Her hardware is a black Hipshot A style bridge (.669 spacing), Gotoh tuners, and Dunlop straplocks.  She does have a battery box for easy battery changes.  Battery life is rated at 1500 hours of use.

This bass is 1 7/8 inches at the nut and 3 1/8 inches at the 22nd fret.  9 pounds and well balanced.