While this bass may conjure images of ZZ Top, the idea for the Bas-Extravaganza Fluffy actually came to proprietor Bas Wittenberg on a trip through IKEA. The luthier saw a rug and immediately decided to put it to use as a “finish.”
“This is a real party bass,” he writes. “Women love it, and men want to shave.”
Measuring at a short 30.5″ scale, the Fluffy features a glued-in maple neck attached to a Dibetou body, all covered with fluff. In fact, the only visible wood is the ebony fretboard.
The bridge and tuners are Gotoh. A Seymour Duncan Basslines MM pickup is installed with a volume knob that has a push/pull toggle for single coil functionality.
Made by hand in the Netherlands, the Fluffy runs €1,200 (approx. $1,623 USD). For more info, visit the Bas-Extravaganza website.
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Bas-Extravaganza Fluffy Specs:
- Construction: Glued-in
- Neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Frets: 24
- Scale: 30.5”
- Body: Dibetou
- Tuners: Gotoh
- Bridge: Gotoh
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan Basslines MM
- Electronics: Volume with Push/Pull for Single Coil