Archive for the ‘Eye-Catchers’ Category

Fortress

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Check out this Warwick Fortress “Masterman” fretless bass.

I’m not usually interested in 4-string basses, but this one is an exception.

Monstrosity!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Check out this bass on eBay.  I don’t know whether to be impressed or disgusted.

Fender Precision Deluxe 5

Friday, February 19th, 2010

O, I am tempted.

Warmoth Gecko Fretless 5-string

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

Link to eBay auction.

Very nice build.  Too bad this is a “local pickup only”.  The EMG “40TW” dual-voice pickup would be fun to try.

Tobias Growler Fretless 4-string

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Link to eBay auction.

I played a Growler once, many years ago.  It sounded nice.  This would probably sound nice too.

Peavey Cirrus Fretless 4-string

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Link to eBay auction.

Nice Wenge top!  I’d love to try out the Cirrus again.  Many people say good things about the pickups and electronics.

Maple necks

Friday, September 11th, 2009

For a long time, I’ve been an anti-maple guy as far as bass necks go.  I’ve owned several basses with maple necks, and they never seemed to sound as good or stay as stable (during weather or humidity changes) as my raw, exotic wood Gecko 5-string fretless necks.  But lately I’ve been reconsidering my long-held opinion. (more…)