Bass of the Week: Malinoski Rodeo Bass

Malinoski Rodeo Bass - Blue finish

Peter Malinoski is a luthier with an artistic vision for his instruments and passion for uniqueness. With several college degrees in the arts, it’s no wonder his designs stand out.

“[My instruments] are a step back and beyond the roots of electric guitars that represent what electric guitars could have been and still can be when mass production and mass marketing are taken away,” he shared on his website. “They are a nod to the hand-built techniques of a singular craftsman where all design and construction ideas are considered to create unique instruments that become something refreshing and new.”

His Rodeo Bass is no exception. Each bass is made to order so materials vary, but common features include a 32? scale, 26 frets, a Hipshot bridge, Gotoh tuners, and a dual action truss rod with 2 carbon fiber struts for neck reinforcement.

Similar to his other instruments, the bass is built with its electronic components on a wooden plate that attaches to the front of the body rather than the back. Pickups include Malinoski’s Type 1 as well as a passive piezo under the bridge.

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Malinoski Rodeo Bass Specs:

  • Body Woods: Optional
  • Neck Woods: Optional
  • Fretboard Woods: Optional
  • Scale: 32?
  • Frets: 26
  • Fretboard Radius: 12?
  • Neck Shape: Medium C
  • Nut: 1-5/8?
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Neck Reinforcement: 2 Carbon Fiber Struts
  • Pickups: Malinoski Type 1, Passive Piezo
  • Bridge: Hipshot SS
  • Tuners: Gotoh

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  1. Amazing basses, and very artistic… I’ve been thinking about doing something like this, playable works of art, not just very beautiful basses, but ones that could actuslly be hung at a museum or be at an art exhibit… might do it as soon as I have some time in my hands…