Archive for the ‘My Geckos’ Category

The Gary Willis Tone

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Okay, this was unexpected but I thought I’d share it anyway. I think I may have just “nailed” the signature fretless tone that bassist Gary Willis has used (both on Tribal Tech albums and his own solo work) with a bass of my own. However, my bass (aside from being fretless) is just about completely unlike his. (more…)


Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

It isn’t easy for me to admit being indecisive about these things, but here it is.  Let’s rip off the scab. (more…)

Two new Geckos; the “master plan”

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Two new Gecko basses are in progress.  Pictures are posted at the usual forums. (more…)

Paradox solved; a new combination

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Please refer to my earlier post regarding a paradox which was seemingly created by swapping necks and bodies of two (or more) bolt-on basses.  I’ve since realized that this isn’t really a paradox after all.  After all, I’m not really “destroying” a bass by swapping necks with another bass.  I’m only creating new arrangements (or restoring previous ones) and it’s the arrangements that need to be identified. (more…)

Canary (part 2)

Friday, December 18th, 2009

OK, one all-Canary Gecko 5-string fretless neck has been ordered.  Yay!

Gecko “turbo pickup” Black Korina body arrived; general status update

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Yep, it’s finally here!  Actually it got here about a week ago, but I’ve been busy with Other Stuff ™ and haven’t had the chance to post about it yet.  Please forgive the lapse.  Anyway, pictures are here at the forums (again!).


New fretless Gecko 5 neck in Bubinga; Gecko body

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

It’s gorgeous.  Pictures can be found here, at the forums (as usual).

My “turbo pickup” Gecko body is on order.  I’ll post an update when it arrives.

“Turbo” pickup placement

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

I’m working on a new project, which will (hopefully) involve a Warmoth Gecko 5-string bass body with two soapbar pickups mounted in the “sweet spot” and the “near-bridge” positions.  I’m calling this the “Turbo” configuration, for no better reason than to follow other basses which have had a similar configuration, including the following: (more…)

Back in town; Pickup swaps; Lane Poor

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Well, I’m back from vacation now.  It was fun but I missed playing my basses (and experimenting with pickups).  Since I’ve been back, I have been spending more time with this hobby, and trying to get my fingers back into shape.  Two weeks without playing bass made me a bit rusty! (more…)

New fretless Gecko 5 neck with Ziricote fretboard

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Today I received my custom Gecko neck order that I placed last month with Warmoth.  It’s just beautiful.

I’ve got pictures posted on a thread at the Unofficial Warmoth forums. Still trying to figure out the WordPress image situation.

I’ll post another update once I get it installed on a bass to play it.