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October 2015
Custom 4-String Spaltiness
October 2015
Custom 4-String Spaltiness
I really love how this bass turned out. The body shape is a modified version of a shape that I created as an homage to Carl Thompson's unique vision. The striking top wood combination was a case of problem solving. I had found a great piece of spalted tamarind, but it wasn't wide enough for a full facing. Adding the center strip of ebony to match the taper of the fretboard worked beautifully. The client had spec'd the chrome hardware, which I would not have considered. Once it was on there, it proved the perfect choice. I used the Hipshot knobs to have the little black o-rings tie into the ebony details. Beneath the looks is a bass desig... more
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Technical Specification

scale length- 34"
number of frets- 24
neck wood- maple with black stringers
fretboard- ebony
body wood- alder
facing- spalted tamarind and ebony
pickups- EMG PJ
preamp- Pope Flexcore
bridge- Hipshot Transtone
tuners- Hipshot Ultralite

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