Archive for December, 2009

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!

Canary

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Possibly my favorite exotic wood for Gecko bass necks is Canary.  Yesterday I learned that Warmoth has some Canary neck blanks available, which can be made into Gecko necks.  They also told me that they have a few dense pieces of Canary in stock, which would be suitable for a fretless fingerboard.  This is probably NOT what I needed to learn.  Oh, sweet temptation!  I need one more neck, I really do.

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!).

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Delano SBC “Driver” pickups

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

At long last, Delano finally offers a pickup in the new “standard” P2 shape for 5-string bass guitars.  I received a pair of these yesterday, and my initial impression is VERY good.  In a word, wow. (more…)