Electric Bass Guitars

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

Piezo 5

RMC 5B. What makes this 5B special (apart from the beautiful Irish walnut) is the RMC piezo saddles fitted in the Hipshot bridge. I had given up on piezo systems for solid basses having tried so many of them and being disappointed with the way they all had a harshness…

Freddy's 9 string Beast

9 strings - go on, count them! Freddy's first request on this order was for a headed 8 string (he already has 5,6 and 7 string basses from me) but then he decided to bypass 8 and went straight for the headless big one. And, if you are going to…

Del's custom MIDI 6

More beautiful Irish wood - back and front facings of burr elm with a core of creamy sycamore. Through neck of maple and walnut. This was a 'one off' custom bass made for Del Palmer who designed it himself and made a model of it in the workshop using plywood…

Fretless Sc5

The original of the species! The first Sc5 was a fretless with a single magnetic and RMC piezo built in to the ebony bridge. Great range of tones and, of course, the effortless access to the 'dusty' end of the fretboard. Lots of ebony and walnut in the neck and…

Razerbird 4 -updated retro?

Razerbird - updated retro?In the '80's I had a bass and guitar line called the Razer. I only made a few of them as fashion changed so they were not in that much demand. In 2006 Christoph (a customer from Austria who has bought a number of basses from me…

Irish walnut 5

5B in Irish Walnut. Beautiful wood from Northern Ireland which is bent over the top arm contour. There are only two controls on the top, (volume and pickup blend) but there is a 2 band active EQ fitted and the access to bass and treble controls is by screwdriver via…

The fairly rare 5B Custom

Unusual in that I don't get to make many of these - a 5B Custom. The 'Custom' designation means that the instrument has a solid carved archtop usually of figured maple. Just an extra touch of luxury. Additionally this one has a facing of the same wood on the back…

Espen's Syra Pro 5

The Syra Bass Pro 5 String. The regular Syra bass has a bolt-on neck and single wood body. The Pro version ups the specification in that it has a multi-ply maple and walnut through neck with carbon fibre rods that enable such a thin profile and sculpted heel area that…

Eamonn's unbreakable workhorse 5

Hi Chris, Here are some "wounded in action"pics of our bass! - lacerations to the head - spinal injuries - broken neck - never going out of tune and still sounding beautiful. Despite the outward appearance it has always been treated with loving care - polished and waxed with such…

Beautiful 4B in Irish walnut

Subtle coloured 4B. Bookmatched Irish walnut is the wood chosen for the top of this 4B. The colour changes from the golden brown of the central heartwood to the soft yellow-grey sapwood at the edges. The body core is alder and the fingerboard is rosewood both of which compliment these…
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