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Bass of the Week: Frederiek de Vette P-Style Bass

We featured two basses by Frederiek de Vette last year, and now she’s shared her third ever build with us. This time she took a bit more straight ahead approach, although it’s no less beautiful.

“This build is loosely inspired on the Precision bass,” she explains. “I aimed to capture the simplicity, tonal and aesthetical character of the original, and translate it into an instrument fitting my preferences. While the contours and headstock of the bass match my previous builds, I used split coil pickups, basic controls (one stacked knob, volume and tone) and a large pickguard. All hardware, including the fretwire, is gold coloured.”

To create the instrument, de Vette utilized an eye-catching American walnut body with a bolt-on hard maple and walnut neck topped with a birdseye maple fingerboard. The pickup she mentioned is a Seymour Duncan Antiquity II that is under a maple burl cover that matches the stacked knob. Other features include ziricote pickguard, Gotoh hardware, and Dunlop flush mount straplocks.

Frederiek de Vette P-Style Bass Specifications:

Scale:34″
Construction:Bolt-on
Body:American Walnut
Neck:Hard Maple and Walnut
Fingerboard:Birdseye Maple
Fingerboard Radius:10″
Nut:Brass Nut
Frets:22
Pickup:Seymour Duncan Antiquity II
Electronics:Passive
Control Knobs:Stacked Volume and Tone
Tuners:Gotoh
Bridge:Gotoh
Finish:High Gloss Acrylic Lacquer
Weight:~8.9 lbs