Electric Bass Guitars

From 4 strings to 9 strings, fretted and fretless, active and passive, here are some examples of my bass guitars.

Fretless SC6

A fretless SC6 that the customer modified to suit his needs. Instead of two magnetics Claudio decided to have a single humbucker in the P Bass spot and RMC saddles in the custome made bridge. This combination gives a superb range of tones from the 'aireyness' that you get from…

5B in Zebrano

Zebrano - a beautiful wood from Gabon and the Cameroons. I found a quartersawn board of zebrano in a wood yard in Holland while I was looking for something else. I just had to buy it as it was so striking. It suits the silk finish on this 5B bass…

1987 original style Reacter bass

This original Reacter 4 bass was returned to me in February 2006 to have the electronics upgraded to an Aguilar OBP-3. The serial number dates it to March 1987 and it has been kept in great condition despite the high mileage. It is interesting to see how the Reacter basses…

Fretless SC6 for Carlos

SC6 Fretless for Carlos. The spec that Carlos gave me included the need for 'power and definition for any style with a singing voice for melodies and solos' 'sound to be direct and clear but at the same time...velvet like, elegant and, above all, original'. It also had to have…

Birdseye 5 with Johnsen bridge

Just a pretty but normal 5B bass with a fine piece of natural birdseye maple on the face? Actually no, there are several things about this one that are unusual. Body wood is lightweight and resonant alder (as opposed to the more usual mahogany). The neck is mostly flamed and…

Imbuya 5

Imbuya is sometimes called South American walnut. This piece does not look too much like walnut to me! Very attractive though and the gold hardware sets it off well.

Freddy's beautiful Sc6

Freddy's Sc6 Freddy owns more of my basses than is good for him. He and I went through lots of ideas when he wanted a singlecut 6 string and this is the result. Figured myrtle is the overlay and it is fitted full width onto a sycamore core. The neck…

Bubinga 5

Just a pretty piece of bookmatched burl bubinga on a standard 5B bass.

Volker's 5 with skewed pickups

Volker's 5B. Rather nice piece of spalted beech from Northern Ireland. Volker wanted his pickups at these angles and also has a layer of ebony between the mahogany of the body and the top. The EQ is a Demeter and sounds very musical. Abalone block inlays are a finishing touch.…

5B in Poplar for Andreas

5B Special for Andreas. Another example of the figured poplar from Croatia. These pieces are particularly fine as there is significant 'flaming' as well as the strong 'dark 'eyes'. Andreas wanted the poplar on both sides of the body and separated the facings from the utile core with 3mm layers…
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