Custom bass soundzzz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kabal, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Kabal


    Nov 8, 2007
    Hello to all of the funky fresh low enders out there. I'm in the very early stages of conceiving a homemade bass. As far as sound goes I want serious thumpability but with definition, clear but not transparent, not something snappy or muddy. I don't know if I'm making any sense at all. I'm just looking for some suggestions as far as wood, pup, and pre-amp selection so as how to best achieve what I hope I'm getting across to you. And if I'm being too vague then let me know and I'll try to clear it up. Thanks to all who took the time to read :D:D:bassist::bassist::help::help::):):hyper:
  2. RyKnowOdadjian


    Dec 25, 2007
    Bubinga for the wood, no doubt.
  3. Kabal


    Nov 8, 2007
    Anyone else wanna throw in a suggestion?
  4. Antti


    Oct 26, 2007
    Walnut for wood, maybe??? :bag:
  5. My bass is neck through, walnut body, walnut neck with maple stringers, and a pau fero fretboard. It's mellow enough, but still with some bite. For pickups, go with Nordstrand. Smoking pu's!!!

    or you can just bypass it all and have Wilser build you one! ;)
  6. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    Is there a particular production bass or one that you have heard that carries your characteristics? I would start there and tweak accordingly.
  7. fullrangebass


    May 7, 2005
    My thoughts go for a ringing walnut body with a wenge neck and board