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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. more pics...
  3. Billdog


    Feb 27, 2003
    Austin, Texas
  4. here we go again
  5. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    NICE!! :)
  6. LowRanger


    Dec 24, 2000

    Very pretty!
  7. 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.
  8. Purty. Very "organic."
  9. Very nice, Judas. I like how the background you chose echoes the bass' finish. :)


  10. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    Definately unique.. I like it alot man. congrats :D
  11. mmmmmmmmm sexy :cool:
  12. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
  13. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Eh, good enough for me.
  14. Cool.. Looks a bit Carl Thomson-ish.. COngrats.
  15. smashkick14


    Jan 10, 2002
    everett wa
  16. Killdar


    Dec 16, 2002
    Portland Maine
  17. 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.
  18. TRU


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

    Has Arto made the basses for Jan Wessman and Ville Mäkinen as well?
  19. 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

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