Hi fellow bassmen
As I posted several months ago, I was a runner-up winner in a contest sponsored by Deviser Japan, the maker of handmade Bacchus guitars and basses I won a brand new Bacchus bass!
Now I received my prize. A Handmade Series 5 string Bacchus Standard Ash model. It has an ash body with white pearl binding and finished in black oil. The maple neck is finished in lacquer satin. The ebony fingerboard has pearl binding and block position markers. Gotoh tuners and Bacchus DB bridge. Pickups are Bacchus HMC ALV-5. The factory installed preamp was Bart XTCT with 500 MHz midcut trimpot and wired as volume/pan/bass/treble. It was also strung with Elixir string.
Although I have no complains with the Bart preamp, I still replaced it with Sadowsky with VTC. And since I worked on the control cavity, I coated it with copper shielding paint (over the existing carbon paint). I also changed the string with Sadowsky Blue nickel because the Elixir B string was floppy. This Bacchus really shines after installing the Sadowsky preamp. Also the Sadowsky B string is really tight and solid. I am very happy with this Bacchus. She is the latest addition to my Bacchus family of basses.
Here are some shots.
Notice that I didn't use the Sadowsky stacked bass/treble pot because it was defective when I received it. When I set it to zero (flat), the volume and treble suddenly increases. Luckily, there are lots of stacked 25k pots here. Is my wiring good enough?