Welcome! I am a luthier specialised in electric upright basses.
Currently, I am working on a new model, that will be introduced at the Guitar Summit in Mannheim, Germany 9-11 sept 2022.
About the Bass
The basic idea of the electric upright bass I am designing, is that the body is a ‘a bundle of wooden slats’ that is held together at top and bottom ends, so the middle is free to resonate.
There are 5 layers, where every layer itself is divided into several bars, resulting in a bundle of 18 different slats that together provide the total resonance spectrum and time envelope of the bass.
It is basically a complex wooden spring, just like a conventional soundbox where resonating wood colors the sound. The major difference however, is that the ‘soundbox’ of an electric bass does not need to set air in motion, so a large surface area to drive air like on an acoustic soundbox’s bass is not needed.
image above (under construction): an earlier 2019 prototype with brass tuners, maple neck and carbon fingerboard.
Specifications of the new design (approximate estimation):
|Neck and Fingerboard||integrated carbon epoxy|
|Tuners||Carbon epoxy, brass, steel, 1:27|
|Body||Spruce, maple, carbon epoxy|
|Endpin and V-stand||carbon epoxy|
|Endpin + V-stand||1kg|
NOTE: The bass wil be intruduced at the Guitar Summit in Mannheim, 9-11 sept 2022.
Please check the website every now and then for updates.