Archive for April, 2010

Carvin pickups

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

I’m pleased (and a bit surprised, actually) to report that Carvin’s newest “H50AS” stacked-coil humbucking soapbar-shaped pickup works amazingly well in the traditional “neck” position, at least on a Gecko 5-string fretless bass.  I tried one today and I was very happy with its upper-midrange and treble detail.  I had tried these pickups previously in the “bridge” position and found them to be overly aggressive and brash, but those qualities seem to work well in the “neck” position.  (Perhaps this would be a great candidate for a single-pickup “P” style bass?)

Egads! (part deux)

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Let’s see now.  Where were we?  Oh yes, I was recounting all I had done in the past two weeks.  I shall continue.

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Egads!

Monday, April 19th, 2010

It’s been a busy 2 weeks since I last posted anything.  Here’s what’s been happening:

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Neck pickups (part 2)

Monday, April 5th, 2010

This is an update from my previous post. (more…)

New Gecko neck, maple with wenge

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

My latest fretless Gecko neck arrived this week.  It is made of Maple (yes, that’s right, I ordered a Maple neck!) with a beautiful Wenge fingerboard. (more…)