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:
|Neck:||Hard Maple and Walnut|
|Pickup:||Seymour Duncan Antiquity II|
|Control Knobs:||Stacked Volume and Tone|
|Finish:||High Gloss Acrylic Lacquer|