Bass of the Week: Muckelroy Six-String Solo
This week we’re checking out a beautiful six-string Solo model bass built by luthier Brady Muckelroy. Its owner, Chris Taylor, shared the specs and photos of the gorgeous beast.
“It plays like an absolute dream and the electronics allow for some amazing tone versatility,” he writes.
The sleek design features neck through construction with a five-piece wenge, maple, and Ecuadorian rosewood neck. Its body wings are alder topped with exhibition grade Birdseye maple burl. “On the back side of the neck (body portion), there is a curly ambrosia maple tone block with another pair of the black & white accent veneers to really make the neck-to-body transitional carve pop,” Taylor adds.
As for electronics, Muckelroy fitted the bass with a pair of custom Kent Armstrong pickups matched to a Nordstrand 3b preamp. Hardware includes a Hipshot A Style brass bridge and Gotoh Res-O-Lite tuners.
Muckelroy Six-String Solo Bass Specs:
|Top:||Exhibition Grade Maple Birdseye Burl Top|
|Neck:||5 Piece Neck (Wenge, Maple and Ecuadorian Rosewood).|
|Fingerboard:||Figured Wenge Fingerboard Trimmed With Abalone Side Dots|
|Accents:||Dual Accent Veneers Between Alder and Maple Burl (Black & White)|
|Headstock:||Matching Maple Burl Headstock Cap With Dual Accent Veneers|
|Tone Block:||Curly Ambrosia Maple|
|Pickups:||Custom Kent Armstrong.|
|Electronics:||Nordstrand 3B Preamp|
|Bridge:||Hipshot a Style Brass (.708 Spacing)|