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Custom 5 String Headless Bass
Built for my bass player, Jim. This is my concept in function before form.
It balances perfectly on the leg or from a strap. The neck has an "asymmetrical" back-shape – fat in the hand and thin in the fingers to make it feel more like a four string bass. It works!
The body’s belly-cut is contoured to his belly. I hung it on him and said "hold still". As I went to trace his gut, he reflexively pulled his stomach in. I said "No, no, no! Let it hang, buddy". It fits him like a glove!
It’s a real tone-monster: "Corrected" volume control (no tone loss as you run it up or down), coil selector switch, and a tone switch instead of a knob so as to retain max voltage. All passive circuitry. Oak body, Goncalo neck with ebony board.