Bass of the Week: Dooley Designs 5-string P/J Bass

Dooley Designs 5 string J-P Bass

This week we’re checking out a five-string P/J bass by Dooley Designs out of Texas. Luthier Scott Dooley called this bass another learning experience due to its 35-inch scale, preamp modifications, extra neck layers, and special top.

The instrument features a mahogany body with a quilt maple top featuring elegant contouring. Its neck continues the maple and mahogany theme while adding a layer of walnut, as well. The ebony fingerboard has maple binding and has slick oval inlays.

The electronics include Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound pickups and a 3-band preamp by Bartolini. Finally, Dooley fitted the bass with a Wilkinson Bad Ass bridge and Graph Tech Ratio tuners.

Dooley Designs 5-string P/J Bass Specs:

Construction:Set Neck
Top:Quilt Maple
Neck:Maple, Mahogany, Walnut
Fretboard Binding:Maple
Pickups:Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder P/J
Electronics:Bartolini 3-Band EQ
Bridge:Wilkinson Bad Ass
Tuners:Graph Tech Ratio

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  1. Pete SI

    It seems every bass on bass gear is a 5 string. What about us who only play 4 stringers? I’d like to see something on those basses.

  2. Len Mo

    Wow, amazing work.

  3. Jeffrey

    This dude is absolutely fantastic, buy a guitar from him. His attention to detail is unmatched.