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  • Guitar Of The Month - February 2021

    Three's No Crowd

    I've been building guitars and basses for around 8 years - many for my own use or for fellow band members but occasionally I take on commissions for folks who want something a little bit different.  This is one such build.

    It's a shortscale (30”) headless four string bass - a commissioned build that seeks to blend a traditional look with some very modern features.  It uses the Nova Guitar Parts headless system from Andre Passini in Brazil – an excellent and ‘great bang for the buck’ system – and is also fitted with the unique Super-Quad pickups from SimS Pickups in the UK.

    Each Super-Quad can switch, with SimS patented Tri-Logic switching system, between a split coil, single coil, and full humbucker.  And some clever wizardry in the switch means there is no volume change between the options!  The choice of configuration is indicated by a red, blue or green LED, although the pickups themselves are fully passive.

    And this bass, as far as I or SimS know, is the first one in the world with THREE of them!  

    Here is the spec and some finished shots:

    Scale Length:                      30”
    Top Wood:                          Walnut
    Back Wood:                        Mahogany
    Neck:                                    9 piece Mahogany and Maple Laminate
    Fretboard:                          Ebony
    Pickups:                               SimS Pickups ‘Super-Quads’ (UK)
    Electrics:                              Master volume and tone; On/Off toggles per pickup; SimS Trilogic Switching per pickup; 9v for LEDs
    Headless System:             Nova Guitar Parts (Brazil)
    Weight:                                7 lbs 0 oz










    The build thread is here:

    Thanks for looking!  :)


    Scale Length: 30

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