The Geist 2
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Like its twin sister, Geist 1, this handcrafted 5-string beauty is one of two
Custom Electric Basses that I master-built for Dean Witter of Smithville,
Ontario. Dean came to me with a template for his ‘Dream Bass’ and a slab
of beautiful flamed maple, large enough for two custom basses. I
custom-designed the template for building a five-piece laminated neck for both
custom basses and James DeBoer of
The Wood Shed, which boast a large
supply of the finest quality tone woods, 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. When
Dean told me he wanted two Custom Basses, I did a modified template and hand
carved Geist 2 with the upper horn somewhat resembling the neck and head of a
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 cherry red colour, with dramatic grain enhancement.
Quarter-sawn, satin finished 5-piece laminated (maple/wenge/maple/wenge/maple)
transparent cherry red colour bolt-on neck built for speed, has a 2-way
adjustable ‘Hot Rod’ truss rod for maximum stability.
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
Master volume control, master tone control, with black metal knobs to match
the colour of the pickup.
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.
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 quality performance.
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
deep cherry red body is finished with non-toxic, environmentally friendly
Target Emtech Waterbase Brushing Varnish.