Archive for November, 2009

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.

A paradox

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

This post is probably a bit more “philosophical” than what I usually tend to post.  Please don’t let that scare you away. (more…)

Villex “NVT” pickups

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

I just ordered a set of Villex “NVT” pickups (more information here) today.  Woohoo!

“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…)