Custom in Stages
Paul loves Stanley Clarke.
From the time he saw Stanley's album "If This Bass Could Only Talk" (1988, Portrait RK40923)
he's been lusting over our short scale beauties. He'd been playing a Stanley Clarke
Standard in Flame Walnut when he decided that his next bass would be in
Coco Bolo and fitted with a few other interesting features.
One of the more subtle options included on this bass is planning for installing Series II electronics
in the future. It isn't as simple as just swapping out the pickups and electronics - the placement
of the current controls is critical so the next job goes smoothly. We also
hollowed out and shielded both sides of the body.
What you see here is stage 1 of this
custom bass. We've installed the electronics from our 20th Anniversary model bass, included the
humcanceller (it's fully functional, but doesn't play a role with the present circuit), the 5-pin connector,
and cut the backplates. Stage 2 will be when Paul decides to upgrade to the Series II