My new Bacchus is here....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bacchuskid, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. bacchuskid


    Jun 21, 2012
    Kyushu Japan
    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

    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?
  2. rapidfirerob

    rapidfirerob Fusion rules!

    Never heard of these instruments. Looks great! Congratulations! :)
  3. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2008
    I'm jealous...
  4. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Wowee kazowee. That's really something. Black hardware would be badass, but it's stunning as is.
  5. I love Bucchus basses!

  6. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    Congratulations on your good fortune! That looks like an excellent instrument. It's a shame that you would have to modify a brand new bass but you do excellent work. Thank you for sharing your fun. :D

    Thank you for your indulgence,

  7. peterkidd


    Oct 20, 2008
    Shirley, MA
    I am so fussy one could not pull a needle out of my *ss with a tractor, and I find that wiring beautiful.
  8. Cool and Free... perfect!, I bet it even plays nice.
  9. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    i was definitely under the impression that whoever wired this loved that that bass :)
  10. Polis


    Dec 24, 2013
    I have the same. For me is one of the Best.
  11. ricknote


    Aug 3, 2006
    I bought a Handmade Bacchus Turbo J5 used a few years back. It's my favorite bass, and I have Lull, Stingray, Zon etc. Chunky 3 piece maple neck, great low B. I'm surprised they don't get more of these to the US.
  12. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    Nice! I've got a 2005 Strong (HumBucking version) that I just LOVE!