modification Brooks EB-SPL-Noir
- One piece mahogany body
- One piece Mahogany set neck. Glued in
- Matte black nitro cellulose.
- Checkerboard binding
- Ebony fretboard
- Jumbo frets
- 34" scale
- Handcut bone nut
- Babicz FCH bridge
- Spokewheel trussrod
- DiMarzio Split P, DP 122
- Hipshot Utralite tuners
- Hipshot Bass Extender
- CTS pot
- True Tone multi contact output jack
- GHS Boomers Heavy Nickel 50-115 strings
This bass is one of two pilot builds that I had made for me by a Chinese manufacturer. I sold it to the bass player of Blo Ya Top. He used it for about a year and then he contacted me to ask for some modifications.
He wanted the checkerboard binding that I've used on the Brooks EB-PL Noir. But instead of a gloss black finish he wanted matte black.
And instead of the Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Single Coil he asked me to install a Split P pickup by DiMarzio. So I had to fill the original routing and make a new one.
The bass is also upgraded with Babicz Full Contact Bridge and Hipshot tuners plus a Bass Extender.
Baby Killed The Roses live: Mark Vergoossen (guitar), Eric Fox (bass) and Paul Heuts (drums). Pic by Lucas Jansen