The Geist 1
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handcrafted 5-string beauty is one of two Custom Electric Basses that I
master-built for Dean Witter of Smithville, Ontario. Dean visited my website,
saw my work and came to me with a template for his ‘Dream Bass’ and a
large slab of beautiful flamed maple which he bought from
Shed, not far from his home. I custom-designed the template for building a
five-piece laminated neck for the two custom basses and Dean took me to meet
James DeBoer of The Wood Shed, which boast a large supply of the finest
quality tone woods. James laminated and machined the 5-piece neck blanks in
accordance with my design specifications. I designed the headstock and carved
the neck and the body entirely by hand with attention to detail.
This has been a labour of love. Enjoy!
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35 inch scale length.
Beautifully hand carved flamed (fiddle back)
maple body, finished in a transparent deep vintage amber colour, with dramatic
Quarter-sawn, satin finished 5-piece laminated
(maple/wenge/maple/wenge/maple) transparent amber colour, bolt-on neck built
for speed, has a 2-way adjustable ‘Hot Rod’ truss rod for maximum
Satin finished, curly maple fret board, with
rounded edges for a smooth broken-in feel and fast action, is inlaid with
abalone position dots.
24 highest quality 18% nickel silver, fully
accessible, well dressed, highly polish frets, will delight great bass players
who enjoy the facility of owning an instrument with two full octaves.
EMG model 40HZ pickup for 5-string bass
delivers great tone and noise-free performance.
Master volume control, master tone control,
with chrome knobs to match the colour of the bridge.
Fine quality ‘Hipshot’ chrome-plated
bridge, with fully adjustable individual string saddles and a channeled base
plate, to prevent lateral movement with enhanced tuning stability.
compact chrome bass machines, 3 left/2 right
keep the instrument in perfect tune.
Pickup cavity and control cavity thoroughly
shielded with 2 coats of conductive shielding paint for noise-free, high
3/16 inch thick quilted maple back plate,
finished in the same colour as the bass body, has the underside thoroughly
shielded with conductive copper shielding tape.
Transparent deep vintage
amber body is finished with non-toxic, environmentally friendly Target
Emtech Waterbase Brushing Varnish.