As usual, I didn’t want to let this one go. The warmth and roundness of the mahogany and quilted maple body, combined with the punchiness of the bolt-on and the snap of the birdseye maple fingerboard…..all brought to life through the Nordstrand Fat Stacks and Aguilar OBP-3 preamp.
Apparently Mark, the owner, likes it too. He shared this little vignette with me:
Just wanted to say again,
I love this bass you made for me!
Superlatives galore! Fantastic, Epic, come to mind.
Almost plays itself.
Called up my Fender authorized dealer here in town, Kelly at Seidel’s Music, and told him I was having trouble with the neck on my Fender bass. He said come on up and he’ll take a look see.
As he vacuumed off his bench and turned toward me, I had my new bass pointing his direction with the head facing him. He almost fell down and said, “oh my gosh, I don’t think I can help that”, and then I started laughing and showed it to him.
He’s quite the guitar player and took my bass and played it without being plugged in, and said several times,
”I’m just floored. I’ve never seen a bass this nice”
“Don’t ever change the set up, it almost plays itself”
Thanks again Jerome!