‘Rainbow’ laminated walnut, padauk, lacewood body with flamed redwood center block. One-piece mahogany set neck with wood binding and ebony fingerboard. 36″ scale ith 24 fret markers. Dual coil passive pickups.
Multi-laminate exotic wood top and back, mahogany core. Mahogany one-piece set neck with side bindings. Pau ferro fingerboard, 36″ scale with 24 frets. Passive dual coil pickups.
This bass was originally build for Greg Piontek (pictured) however it was stolen not long after it was built. It whas since resurfaced and has been refurbished and painted.
In 2020 the bass was refinished by Carl. The top routing was repaired and walnut stripes were added, a new brass and wood bridge tail was made, the bass was refretted and a single passive Kent Armstrong HBNM-1 ‘Musicman’ pickup with volume and tone controls as well as an on/100nF tone/off switch was added. Weight is 3534g / 7.8lbs. The nut is 1.875”.
This is quite possibly the first ever purpose-built ‘low B‘ five string bass (a few months earlier Jimmy Johnson modified a high-C Alembic to take a low B, however the bass was not originally designed for this).