Pump The Bass

Of course bass players are welcome here too!

 

Steed Guitars was recently commissioned to build this copy of THE original bass: the '51 Tele bass, but equipped with a smaller J bass neck profile and a mudbucker pickup in the neck position.

 

Caution was needed when shaping the head stock. The alignment of the pegs differ a great deal from the original PB due to the narrower fretboard at the nut. Tele bass with J bass feel !

 

Flamed alder body

The Specs :

 

Body:

  • 2 piece alder, with 'full' body contour
  • String-through body design
  • Nitro-cellulose high gloss finish
  • Colour: deep-black

Neck:

  • Flamed maple
  • Dual-action truss rod
  • Bone nut
  • Thin skin nitro-cellulose finish
  • Colour: vintage amber

 

Fretboard:

  • 7.25" radius
  • Maple
  • 34" scale
  • 20 Medium-Jumbo frets

 

 

Pick-ups:

  • Curtis Novak EB-0 Mudbucker
  • Curtis Novak Tele bass pick-up

 

 

Elektronics:

  • 2x volume and 1x tone pots, CTS 250 kOhm

 

 

Hardware:

  • Fender vintage reverse-wind tuners
  • Fender vintage 2-saddle bridge, string-through
  • 3-ply B-W-B custom pickguard

     

     

Your own idea for a bass?

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P bass mojo !

The 'Tiger' version: straightforward bass with flamed alder body. The Duncan delivers a very tight sound.

 

At Steed Guitars gorgeous pieces of wood are rarely finished with opaque colours. A light burst (honey burst in this case) brings out nature's beauty like nothing else, and you don't get to see flamed alder every day...

 

 

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