Fortress

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!

February 22nd, 2010

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

Fender Precision Deluxe 5

February 19th, 2010

O, I am tempted.

More new Gecko necks?

February 17th, 2010

Yup.  Two new Gecko fretless 5-string necks arrived this week.  One’s made of Wenge with Pau Ferro.   The other is almost entirely made of Canary wood.  They’re beautiful.  More details (and pics) to be posted shortly.

The Gary Willis Tone

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Indecision

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Re-inventing an original

January 21st, 2010

Here’s an interesting thought experiment for you.  If Leo Fender were alive today, and he were going to re-invent the Precision bass, what would it be? Read the rest of this entry »

Two new Geckos; the “master plan”

January 19th, 2010

Two new Gecko basses are in progress.  Pictures are posted at the usual forums. Read the rest of this entry »

Paradox solved; a new combination

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Canary (part 2)

December 18th, 2009

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