I made this bass using my old 1952 Precision bass as a reference. I tried to replicate the wear and tear of a cool old original early blackguard bass which has been played for decades, with lots of character and resonance. Both neck and body follow the specs of an early 1950s slab body blackguard Pbass. Both are finished in butterscotch/clear nitro cellulose lacquer and carefully aged. I have also aged the hardware and electronic components so to give the bass a 60+ year old look and feel. The neck is a chunky C profile with 9.5” fretboard radius, medium size frets and rolled edges for smooth action. Neck depth 1st/12th fret is 0.875"/0.99". Width is 1.72"/2.2". The neck is dated TG 3/6/52. Body date is Eddie Miller 3/6/52. Overall weight is 9 pounds 4 oz. The lead pickup is a replica of an early 50s bass pickup and reads 6.73 k ohm.
I cut the guard out of exact phenolic composition material following the pattern of an original 1952 P Bass. It is also lacquered like the vintage originals. I cut and shaped the thumb rest out of a piece of pine wood. I also painted it black like the originals.
The bass comes protected inside a replica tweed rectangular hard case (not aged).
I believe this is a phenomenal bass. I sincerely hope you bond with it and enjoy this instrument for years to come.
light weight selected Ash
1piece (Nitro) No finish
None - 9,5“
Chunky C profile Depth: 0.875“/0,99“ (1/12fret)
Width: 1.72“/2,2“ (1/12 fret)
50 style bridge
Vintage Nickel Relic
butterscotch (Thin Well-Worn Lacquer)
Stainless Steel Round Wound on steel medium 0.040-0.100.
Rectangular Tweed mid 50‘s style Hardshell
5.990,- Euros in stock!