4-String Basses

Collage of 4-string bass guitars

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2019

8-26-19
Serial number 8-26-19 made for J Goldman.


7-4-19
Serial number 7-4-19 made for a client in Japan.


4-1-19
Thomas Haight’s semi-frill’s bass, serial number 4-1-19. Also pictured is Scarlett.


2-14-19
36″ scale ebony/bacote bass, serial number 2-14-19. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2018

11-29-18
Phillip Klapp’s 32″ Semi-Frills. It has a Kent Armstrong MM pickup with wood cover, carved scroll, and walnut top. It originally had Carl’s passive circuit but now has an Audere Pro Z 3 band preamp using the existing holes. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


10-1-18
Palle’s serial number 10-1-18, 38” scale 4 string fretless. Set neck, macassar ebony fingerboard, lined. Figured walnut top with Kent Armstrong pickups and hipshot hardware. Includes a 3-way pickup selector: neck pickup, both, bridge pickup. Second 3-way switch: full tone, treble defeat, standby.


9-24-18
4-string fretted semi-frills, 36″ scale, serial number 9-24-18.


7-4-18
32″ scale, serial number 7-4-18. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


6-21-18
36″ semi-frills with custom mahogany neck and side runners and ebony fingerboard, owned by Nick McGarry. Serial number 6-21-18. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


6-20-18
Serial number 6-20-18 semi-frills piccolo.


5-15-18
Custom ’10 million dollar bass’ style 4-string 36” fretless, serial number 5-15-18. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


5-5-18
Serial number 5-5-18, owned by Michael Jessen. Also pictured is 8-18-08.


5-3-18
Serial number 5-3-18.


4-1-18
PJ’s 34″ scale ball scroll bass, serial number 4-1-18.


1-26-18
Serial number 1-26-18, 4-string fretted. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net and The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com

Also pictured is 1-25-18.


1-25-18
Serial number 1-25-18, 4-string fretless. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net and The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com

Also pictured is 1-26-18.


1-17-18
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1-1-18
Serial number 1-1-18, mahogany top and back, walnut core and padouk lines with padouk caps. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2017

11-27-17
This 36″ scale semi-frills has Kent Armstrong pickups, Hipshot black hardware, a mahogany body and a walnut neck. Serial number 11-27-17


9-5-17
Cole’s 36″, 4-string, serial number 9-5-17, with two passive Kent Armstrongs. The body is walnut & paduak top with west African mahogany core. It has a laminate stripe center block and headstock containing snakewood, ebony, and coccobolo. The neck is Honduran mahogany with pau ferro side stripes and macassar ebony fretboard.


4-9-17

1-18-17
Serial number 1-18-17, lefty.


2017 1
Casey’s bass, delivered in time for Christmas 2017.


2016

12-21-16
Serial number 12-21-16, 4-string fretted. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


12-20-16
Serial number 12-20-16, 4-string fretless. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


12-7-16
4 string 32″ scale 2016 CT Semi-Frills, Mahogany body with Purpleheart stringers, Bolt-on Mahogany Neck, Single Kent Armstrong Pickup. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


9-1-16
PJ’s 34″ scale ‘1977 reissue’, serial number 9-1-16.


8-2-16
Serial number 8-2-16. Red zebra wood top and back center block, mahogany wings, lined ebony fingerboard, padouk runners on neck and body, and front and back headstock, cedar back. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


7-30-16
Serial number 7-30-16. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


6-14-16
Serial number 6-14-16. This bass features walnut, padauk, mahogany and ebony.


5-19-16
Serial number 5-19-16. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


4-3-16
Serial number 4-3-16, photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


3-25-16
Serial number 3-25-16, photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


1-28-16

1-14-16
Palle from Denmark shared photos of his semi-frill’s 36″, serial number 1-14-16.


2016 1
Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2016 2
Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2015

10-29-15
Palle’s bass, serial number 10-29-15. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net, and The Bass Collection, http://www.e-basscollection.com/


10-28-15
Palle’s 4-string fretless, serial number 10-28-15. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net and The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com


6-23-15
Palle’s serial number 6-23-15. This bass has since had a second pickup added by Carl. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


5-28-15
Serial number 5-28-15, now owned by Magnus. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2-14-15
Serial number 2-14-15, ‘Valentine’s Day Bass’ owned by Mike. Mike met up with Les and asked him to sign his headstock.


2-5-15
Serial number 2-5-15. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net and The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com


1-29-15
1-29-15, 29 fret semi-frills that has since had an active Kent Armstrong pickup added. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2015 1
Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2015 2
Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2014

12-3-14
Serial number 12-3-14, photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


10-31-14
Serial number 10-31-14, 4 string 36″ scale with walnut top and back and walnut core. Ebony bridge plate and hipshot A-type bridge. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


9-18-14
Serial number 9-18-14

Top and Back Wings Master Grade Cocobolo
Walnut Center Core
Mahogany Core
Ebony Body Streamers
Walnut Heel Block
Mahogany Neck
Extra thick cut Morado Finger Board
Front and Back Walnut Head Cap
Ebony and Walnut string Nut
36″ Scale
Kent Armstrong Passive PU’s
Passive Vol/tone knobs
Pickup selector switch
Normal/Bass boost/Standby Switch
Ebony Truss Cover
Ebony and Cocobolo Pick up Covers
Cocobolo Control Knobs
Paduk Control cover
Hip Shot Hardware

Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


9-15-14
Serial 9-15-14, photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


5-27-14
Seriasl number 5-27-14, currently owned by Magnus. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


5-13-14
Serial number 5-13-14, photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


4-24-14
36″ scale, serial number 4-24-14. Spanich cedar neck, blood wood fingerboard, koa headstock veneers, red heart headstock core, walnut body with lacewood strips, walnut/curly mahogany/ebony center block, walnut control plate. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


3-25-14
PJ’s “Pistachio Bass”, serial number 3-25-14.


1-1-14
Serial number 1-1-14 no-frills bolt-on. This instrument is now owned by Magnus. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2014 1

2014 2
Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2013

11-4-13
36″ scale no-frills bolt-on, serial number 11-4-13, owned by Dave Muntner.


10-14-13
Serial number 10-14-13. The neck had a truss rod issue and so Carl replaced it in 2015. You can see the different necks in the photos.


2-14-13
Serial number 2-14-13. Photos courtesy of The Bass Collection www.e-basscollection.com


2-5-13
Serial number 2-5-13, photos courtesy of The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com


2013 1

2013 2
Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2013 3
Mahogany body and neck, padouk neck side runners, ebony fingerboard. Pickup casing has ebony sides and bloodwood top. Headstock front is ebony and padouk, headstock back is padouk and ziricote. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2013 4
Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2013 5
Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2012

11-27-12
PJ’s ‘Snake Bass’, serial number 11-27-12, Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


8-14-12
Serial number 8-14-12. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net and The Bass Collection www.e-basscollection.com


7-10-12
Serial number 7-10-12, photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


6-4-12
Serial number 6-4-12. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net and The Bass Collection www.e-basscollection.com


4-26-12
This 32″ “A lot of frills” bass, serial number 4-26-12 was once owned by PJ.


4-1-12
Serial number 4-1-12. A second pickup was later added by Carl.


3-14-12
Serial number 3-14-12, photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net and The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com


2012 1
Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2012 2
Bass owned by Rogelio “Kello” Gonzalez. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2011

12-25-11
Serial number 12-25-11, owned by Nick Volkart. This bass was stolen near Alameda, CA in April 2019. Please contact Aaron if you have any information on its whereabouts.


12-5-11
Ben’s 4-string 32″ scale bass, serial number 12-5-11.

It has a black walnut body with curly maple stripes, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, curly maple/ebony headstock. The bass features a Kent Armstrong pickup with and ebony cover with cocobolo stripes. The nut is also ebony and cocobolo. The name plate and control covers are both black walnut and the heel block is ebony. Hipshot tuners and bridge.


12-4-11
Serial number 12-4-11, photos courtesy of The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com


11-11-11
Serial number 11-11-11. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


10-25-11
Serial number 10-25-11. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net and The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com


10-24-11
Serial number 10-24-11. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net and The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com


10-4-11
Serial 10-4-11. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


5-4-11
Serial number 5-4-11. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net and The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com

Multi-laminate exotic wood top and back with a maple core and rainbow cat’s eyes. Paduak neck with wood binding and pau ferro fingerboard. 36″ scale with 24 fret markets. Dual coil passive pickups.


4-13-11
Serial number 4-13-11. Photos courtesy of The Bass Collection www.e-basscollection.com


3-3-11
Serial number 3-3-11
Body core: Mahogany
Body front top: Gaboon Ebony center with Cocobolo wings
Body rear top (from center to both sides): Fish-eye Oakwood, Cocobolo, Canarywood (stripe), Gaboon Ebony. The diamond is Gaboon Ebony.
Pickup cover: Lacewood with inlayed Gaboon Ebony diamond.
Front routed control cavity with Cocobolo plate.

Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony with outer Gaboon Ebony stripes. Mother-of-pearl side dots.

Headstock: Mahogany with Cocobolo front plate and Fish-eye Oakwood rear plate. That one is the same wood as the one used for the center stripe of the rear top but cutted from a different section. It looks totally different.

The name plate on the headstock is purple dyed wood

The electronics are very simple: one single Kent Armstrong humbucker pickup, passive tone control and a three position toggle switch: center is the operational mode; left is bypass, it totally silences the bass (clever intuition); right takes away some high end. This last position in conjunction with the tone control offers a wide range of nuances within the single sound available from the pickup.


2011 1
Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2011 2
32″ scale. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2011 3
36″ scale. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2011 4
Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2011 5
Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2010

12-30-10
Serial number 12-30-10. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


10-10-10
Serial number 10-10-10, photos courtesy of The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com


7-5-10
36″ scale mahogany body with mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


4-25-10
Serial number 4-25-10. 1x Kent Armstrong pickup with custom rosewood pickup cover. Active electronics. Controls feature volume and eq adjustments. 32″ scale. 28 frets.


4-17-10
Mahogany body with Ebony finger board and Ebony Pickup cover and Ebony headstock Front and rear cap. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net and The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com


4-14-10
Serial number 4-14-10. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


3-23-10
Serial number 3-23-10, photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net and The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com


2-5-10
Serial number 2-5-10. Photos by Evan Meyers.


2010 1
4 string Semi frills 36″ scale. Mahogany body with Ebony Finger board, Pickup cover, front and back Headstock cap and Neck pocket block. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2010 2
4-string padouk front and back with walnut, mahogany and padouk core. Mahogany neck and flame maple front and back center block. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2010 3
36″ scale 4-string No Frills with mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard and Kent Armstrong pickup. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net


2010 4
32″ scale mahogany body with mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net and The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com


2010 5
Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net and The Bass Collection, www.e-basscollection.com


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