my new fretless 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by judas jedermann, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. here she is folks!
    my brand new 5-string fretless. she`s handmade in finland by arto piirainen.
    there are going to be few changes - pup`s are going to be emg 40dc, knobs (vol. tone.etc) will be made of wood.
    i love this bass!

    hope that pictures work.
    :D :D :D :D
  2. LowRanger


    Dec 24, 2000
  3. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Looks very nice. I'd like to know how it sounds when you get the p'ups in!
    A beauty for sure. Enjoy.
  4. Very nice, Judas. I like how the background you chose echoes the bass' finish. :)


  5. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    Definately unique.. I like it alot man. congrats :D
  6. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
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  7. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Eh, good enough for me.
  8. Cool.. Looks a bit Carl Thomson-ish.. COngrats.
  9. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
  10. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    That's a stunning bass. Very elegant-I like classy instruments.
  11. TRU


    Apr 12, 2002
    Northern Europe
    Nice! How much? :)

    Has Arto made the basses for Jan Wessman and Ville Mäkinen as well?
  12. I don`t think that Arto has made axes to Jan or Ville but friend of mine Kari from Kemopetrol has Arto`s handmade bass.

    Here`s some specs of my beloved bass:

    34` scale
    neck-thru: flamed maple with wenge stripes
    fingerboard: ebony
    body: ash (or is it swamp ash, anyway in finnish it`s saarni)
    pups: emg 40dc (in the picture still 40Hz)
    electronics: emg BQC system 18volts + passive tone (pull)
    tuners: gotoh
    bridge: wilkinson

    :D :D