mk4-5 fl details






Specifications

Scale:
Fingerboard radius:
Pickups:
Preamp:
Controls:
Tuners:
Bridge:
Truss rod:
Fretwire:
Top nut:
Strapholders:
Side inlays:
34 inch
Flat
Seymour Duncan SJ5-3n, SMB-5A
Seymour Duncan STC-2P
V, B, Preamp - Switch: series-single-parallel
Warwick
Hipshot single string bass bridge
Dual action
Stainless steel fretboard top
Brass
Cheap ones (work fine for me)
Plastic fret markers, Aluminium position dots

Body:
Maple spider burl bookmatched top and back, 3 ply Birch accent layers, Alder core.

Neck:
Bolt on, Maple center, Zebrano sides, Padauk headstock side wings, Bubinga fingerboard, matching bookmatched Maple spider burl headstock veneer.






Update


I finally decided to make a shim, I just could not get the string low enough to my liking. I took a white plastic plate with a thickness of two millimeters and cut it exactly in the shape of the neck-pocket, now the strings can go as low as I want them.
And this is how the fingerboard looks after two months of almost daily playing for a least an hour.

The scratches you see are not real scratches, but where the string touches the fingerboard the stainless steel becomes extra shiny, you can see them but can not feel them.



A build diary for this bass can be found here:  

Basgitaarforum.nl (NL, in Dutch)





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