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Hanewinckel Fretless 5, Graphite Neck...A First

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by boogiebass, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    This one has been in the works for quite a while. Just picked it up Thursday afternoon and played it two sets on a gig last night. I'll work up a full gear review later. Specs:

    Retro body, Pro model
    Ash body
    Graphite neck and fingerboard
    Maple top and headstock lams
    Oil finish
    Bart pickups with 18v Bartolini preamp
    34" scale with extended upper register (29 positions)
    3-position mid toggle

  2. Sweet, I like the stealth black look of it. What type of strings do have on it?
  3. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    did Pete make the neck himself?

    Looks nice!

  4. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Very swanky...I love it!
  5. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Thanks. GHS flats.
  6. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Wow, that seems REALLY cool. It seems like it is kinda a Zon-e-winckel. :)
  7. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    While he didn't inject the mold, you could say he made it, considering the amount of modification and work he put into it! ;)
  8. God Bless Pete's willingness to build with graphite. :)

    I need to hear more about the neck, where it came from, etc. Moses materials?

    I take it that this bass is a special one-off and that Pete doesn't plan on adding graphite necks as an option.

    You Go Girl!!! :)

  9. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I think Pete will begin offering graphite as a neck option. Yes, it's from Moses materials.


    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    Gourgeous piece!

    How does it sound?

    Are fretted in the works?

  11. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
  12. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    You should slap some DR Black Beauties on there-then name it "None More Black." :D

    Cool bass!
  13. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
  14. Tritone

    Tritone Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2002
    Santee, America
    Nice one Carl!
  15. Nuttboy311


    May 30, 2002
    I'm in love! I have never seen an H with a solid body color like that. That is just stunning! I love those GHS Flats, I threw the same ones on my de-fretted bass and they sound great. I can't wait till I can afford an H and a Warwick Thumb n/t. Major gas, lol!!!
  16. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I'll do a full gear review soon to address how it sounds. Pete and I have had a few preliminary discussions about a fretted sixer with a graphite neck. Could be coming this year... :cool:
  17. Tritone

    Tritone Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2002
    Santee, America
    Carl, is the neck adjustable?
  18. Wow, now that is sweeeeet!!!!

    At NAMM 2002, Pete and I walked around for a while and one of the places we stopped for a while was Moses Graphite. I think he may have been interested in upright-bass necks/fretboards too.

    I can't wait to see that Hanewinckel 7-string EUB!

    - Dave
  19. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Man-o-man Carl, I've been really impressed with the stuff coming from Pete. :bassist:

    Is the back of the neck satin finished? Approximately how much does the bass weigh?
  20. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    Yep, trussrod adjustment at the base of the neck, Mike.