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New bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by LennyPenny, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. LennyPenny


    Mar 14, 2011
    I thought I'd share a picture of me with my new bass. It's a Maruszczyk Jake custom. I sold my Squier VM P-bass a while back but I couldn't get quite the same sound out of my later acquisitions (Squier VM Jazz and ESP LTD B-206). I wanted a more vintage looking and feeling 6-string, since every other 6-string I've ever seen looks too modern/boutique, hence this handsome beast. I was a bit worried I wouldn't be able to get a proper P-bass sound out of it because of the extra strings and the fact that it's not an actual P-bass, but it's sounds very convincing imho.

    chambered alder body w/ ash top
    Bassculture pickups (passive)
    maple neck (can't tell if it's one piece or not)
    rosewood fingerboard
    21 fret
    Hipshot ultra-lite tuners
    all-passive electronics: vol/balance/tone with push/pull to split the humbucker


    Hope you enjoy, and if not then so be it.
  2. Congrats on a very cool looking bass. I love the red with the black guard. The contrasting grain in the bass gives it a really nice vibe. :)
  3. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown

    May 1, 2000
    SLC, UT
    Cool! I've never seen a 6-string P before.
  4. LennyPenny


    Mar 14, 2011
    Thanks, I think so too. The color is based on my Epiphone SG faded cherry (guitar). I couldn't decide upon a color, it was either this, daphne blue with brown tortoise or white with black or brown tortoise. All other options didn't seem like colors that would look as good with a matte finish as they do with gloss, so I opted for this. I always thought the red and black with visible grain on my SG looked great, and I prefer the smoothness of a matte finish.
  5. Dang, That thing is sweet. Love the red with the grain.
  6. That is amazing looking bass. I bet it sounds great too!
  7. LennyPenny


    Mar 14, 2011
    The novelty factor is an added bonus I have to admit ;)

    For those interested: it set me back €1290. Considering the fact that I was free to choose the basic components and materials (woods, pickup configuration, inlays or lack thereof, electronics, tuners,...), I think you'll agree it's quite a bargain. The only times the luthier made any decisions were when I didn't know what I wanted or when I asked for his advice.
  8. nlaird


    Mar 7, 2013
    I love seeing the grain of the wood. Once I got my first guitar like this, all my future guitars had to be this way. Even further, I love natural oil finish. I like to feel and see the wood, makes it seem more alive and organic, etc. Lacquer and paint just feel like plastic to me after feeling raw wood. Beautiful!
  9. GM60466


    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Nice looking bass, How does it sound?
  10. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Nice touch with the photoshopping. Turning everything else to greyscale really makes it pop out of the screen. :cool:
  11. RaginRog

    RaginRog Last guy you want to see is Employee Relations guy

    Nov 29, 2009
    Formerly Staten Island
    What he said...cool bass, cool photoshop.
  12. Draculea


    Oct 2, 2011
    Mexico City
    Nice bass, now I'm GASing.........!
  13. I LOVE that color. Awesome bass.

  14. Turtle71

    Turtle71 Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    Madison, WI
    Very Nice!

    Congrats!! :bassist:
  15. LennyPenny


    Mar 14, 2011
    I think so too. I love the sheen when there's light shining on it and I think it's more comfortable because my forearm doesn't stick to it all the time. Imho most colors look better with gloss but for anything see-through (except maybe flames and quilts) I prefer matte.

    Very full and deep, even with the balance all the way to the bridge. With my LTD B-206 I always had to dial in quite a bit of bass, either on the on-board EQ or on my amp. This one sounds very bass-heavy with everything flat and the tone all the way up. I assume it's the alder in the body. I'll try to remember to post a link to my band's Soundcloud when we've made a recording with this bass on it.

    That's thanks to my gf, I know diddly squat about photoshop or anything related (except MS Paint :p ).
  16. Wallace320

    Wallace320 Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2012
    Milan, Italy
    One of the most beautiful basses I've ever seen, your goal;)

  17. LennyPenny


    Mar 14, 2011
    Thank you, that's very kind of you to say.
  18. hip63


    Sep 14, 2010
    dang! that's pur-ty!


    hip63 :p
  19. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I've not heard of that brand, but, I'm not from Belgium either!
    It looks fantastic!
  20. Congratulations! That is a fantastic looking instrument, and that's coming from someone who is afraid of red basses.

    But I have to ask- what is the scale length? It appears to be shorter than the average sixer, but as I get older I see things funny.

    If you tell me it's less than. 34", I may need to start saving up.

    Congrats again!

    Edit: If it's a 35" or above, can you dunk a basketball?

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