Bass of the Week: Wreck Guitars Hope 6

Wreck Guitars Hope 6 Bass

Today we’re featuring a gorgeous bass sent in by its owner, Apok Folken. His Wreck Guitars Hope 6 is the second instrument he got from the builder.

“I had already worked with this luthier from Croatia for an 8-string guitar,” he shares. “So then o decided to go further by asking him to build me a special bass with some original specs I listed. We worked in collaboration with a team, and Danijel listened and followed my ideas as well as gave me lots of advice.”

Folken opted for a walnut and alder body with a master grade buckeye burl top. Built with neck-through construction, the seven-piece neck is crafted with padouk, maple, and wenge with a Macassar ebony fingerboard. The bass has three custom Dolezal pickups under padouk covers that are matched to a Bartolini NTMB preamp.

“This bass has a beast of a sound, loads of punch, devastating attack, and clarity,” Folken states. “It is not versatile and not easy to dial in, but it has a real personality. It is very comfy to play with, perfect neck shape, and really well built.”

Have a bass to share? Email us at botw@notreble.com.

Wreck Guitars Hope 6 Bass Specs:

Construction:Neck-Through
Scale:35″
Body:Walnut/Alder
Top:Buckeye Burl
Neck:Padouk/Maple/Wenge
Fingerboard:Macassar Ebony
Pickups:3x Dolezal
Electronics:Bartolini NTMB 18v Preamp
Controls:3 On/Off Pickup Switches, Bass, Mid, Treble, Volume, Tone
Bridge:Hipshot
Tuners:Hipshot

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