Originally Posted by Gbass75
In my quest for the perfect early 50s, tele-style, single-coil precision bass; it was suggested to me (by a fella at Warmoth) that I consider this gentlemen as a potential builder of my "dream."
Is anyone familiar with the man, and/or his work? I would love to hear some feedback.
I'm embarrassed to say that I lived in San Francisco for five years and NEVER stumbled upon his shop!
Thanks so much TBers!
Dan made 2 necks for me so far and a third is coming up. A Jazz dotted/bound and a custom 24 fret. They are my 2 favorite necks on basses I own. Here's the build threads to see the work he did for me.
early '66 Jazz: '66 dot/bound J replica neck
Supersonic: Custom Performer/Supersonic bass
I moved to the Bay Area in '90 and have been familiar w/Real Guitars pretty much since then. The 3 section shop includes Gary Brawer and Dan in the back section. (used guitars/amps up front) Alan Whitman- bass player w/the Mermen/Joe Satriani works the counter for Gary a few days in the week. Stu Hamm. Satriani, and many many more players known or otherwise (like me
) haunt the place. The shop was used as a location shot in the recent Woody Allen film.
Anyway - had to get that home-team PR
in there. To the point, Dan will make it happen for you. He made the prototype neck for John Entwistle's "Buzzard" bass way back when. He knows his stuff and is a nice guy and easy to deal with. Nuff said -