For the Tundra Boy's second instrument, he decided to build a beast: a six string bass made of exotic wood. Over a year before he started he had drawn up plans for this bass, which were loosely based on the Music Man Bongo Bass. He modified the body shape to his liking, and made a few other changes.
Here are the specs for the bass:
Neck Type: Neck through construction
Neck Wood: Padauk with contrasting Wenge laminations.
Truss Rod: Dual action
Reinforcement: Two carbon fiber rods
Headstock: Flat, Fender style
Nut: Graphtech graphite
Body Wood: Ambrosia Maple
Body Features: Loosely based on the Music Man Bongo Bass.
Fretboard: Bocote, 16" radius with mother of pearl dot inlays
Scale Length: 34"
Pickups: Aguilar AG 6J-HC. Jazz Bass style, hum-canceling.
Controls: Two volume, two tone. Push-pull kill switch on the neck volume knob, and a push-pull series/parallel switch on the bridge tone knob.
Bridge: Hipshot B-Style, 18mm string spacing.
Finish: Satin poly
Weight: TBD, but probably fairly heavy. This is a big instrument.
This instrument is still under construction, so there are no completed pictures yet. Click here to watch the Tundra Boy build this bass.
This page last updated on 10/06/2020