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Maybe a Gecko

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by count_funkula, Nov 7, 2002.


  1. I'm thinking I might build a Gecko so I can pick and choose the details I want in my bass. I have found a body on their thrift shop that I like. It's Alder with a flame maple top and 3 tone sunburst. Its routed for Seymour Duncan ASB-5 pickups which are the same size as the Bartolini P2.

    I need some advice on neck and pickup selection.

    The neck choices are wenge with wenge fretboard or maple with pao ferro fretboard.

    Pickup choices are SD ASB-5 or Bart P2.

    I want a deep sound with a nice growl to it and very refined highs. No harshness! It needs to be smooth and punchy.

    Advice Please........
     
  2. dmaki

    dmaki

    Apr 29, 2000
    Chattanooga
    I'd say go with the wenge/wenge neck for a nice growl. I'm not sure about the pickups... Barts are known for not being harsh though...
     
  3. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member


    I agree... IME, some Duncans can be aggressive, while all the barts I've used have been clean and clear.