Hanewinckel GST Pro Fusion 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jomyo, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Jomyo


    Oct 6, 2005
    Redwood City, CA
    Here are progress pix of my Hanewinckel GST Pro Fusion 5.

    Mahogany body/Quilt maple top, 7 piece 34” Maple/Purpleheart/Maple/Wenge set neck, Goncalo Alves fretboard, Bartolini p/u’s and pre, S/P switch for neck pick up, chrome hardware. :hyper:

    What do ya think?

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  2. Jomyo


    Oct 6, 2005
    Redwood City, CA
    And a couple with the Man himself!

    ... and that's just one coat of oil.... more to go! :bassist:

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  3. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Wow! That is a classy looking instrument!
  4. Haha, that's the first time I've seen Pete pose with his under-construction pics. Cool! Pete rules!

    Nice bass!

    - Dave
  5. Jomyo


    Oct 6, 2005
    Redwood City, CA
    Hey Dave,

    I got to touch your new bass!

    It looks sweet in person!

    And my friend took the pics with Pete in them. I hope he doesn't mind me posting them :bag:
  6. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Wow, that looks great. Pete sure does some nice work.
  7. :) I can't wait!

    I doubt he'd care. I think he would have told you if he didn't want them posted. Here's a pic I took at NAMM a few years ago:


    - Dave
  8. Jomyo


    Oct 6, 2005
    Redwood City, CA
    It's done! Pete will ship it out next week!

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  9. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    very nice. maybe i need one of those. :D
  10. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Awesome piece of work.
  11. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Those Hanewinckel basses sure are sharp. Congrats on a sexy brand new bass.
  12. Jomyo


    Oct 6, 2005
    Redwood City, CA
    Here's another couple of pics!

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  13. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    That is gorgeous! Congrats!!

    You know we will be expecting more pictures and a full review...

  14. sanray


    Nov 8, 2005
    very nice bass, even the back of it is sexy
  15. Cliff Bordwell

    Cliff Bordwell Commercial User

    Jan 6, 2004
    USA , Orlando , Florida
    Owner of CB BASSES
  16. ibz


    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    Nice what's the spacing on that? 17mm?
  17. Jomyo


    Oct 6, 2005
    Redwood City, CA
    Yes, it is 17mm.
  18. Jomyo


    Oct 6, 2005
    Redwood City, CA
    Well, I’ve had my new Hanewinckel since Wednesday and all I can say is…. Wow! Visually the bass is stunning and looks better in person than in the pictures. Both the top and the fretboard are highly figured and from certain angles they give an almost 3D effect. Even the Honduran mahogany body is figured! It is simply a beautiful instrument. The workmanship is outstanding. Pete’s attention to detail really shines. The fretwork is great, no sharp edges with each fret smooth and polished. The neck is fast and the perfect thickness, at least for me. It feels great and plays like butter. I’m new to five strings so I’m still adjusting to the low B, which is tight and focused. I’m also adjusting to the 17mm spacing, which I chose. The bass plays and sounds fantastic! It literally sings and the electronics package allows me to dial in a wide variety of tones.

    I’m not an experienced player so I let more experienced players try it out. The music storeowner where I take lessons and my bass teacher both played it. They both were very impressed with the build quality and it’s sound and playability. My bass teacher said, “it plays itself” and actually got a pained look on his face when he had to hand it back. :) They both told me I had definitely scored a world-class instrument for a price much lower than instruments of comparable quality.

    If you are looking to have a custom instrument built I highly and enthusiastically recommend Pete Hanewinckel. This bass is everything I wanted and more. :hyper: :bassist: :D
  19. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Great looking bass!!

  20. kerrycares

    kerrycares Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2006
    does Pete build those in 19mm spacing?