G. Gould Basses

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Special Series Basses Bound for the Bass Place

Sorry to have taken so long to send a post out, but I thought I'd share a few casual photos of basses that have new features on them, headed this week for The Bass Place in Arizona.
First, I'd like to share a black, single pickup 5-string with a maple fingerboard.  The fingerboard is bound in ebony, and has abalone dots.  The single pickup is an EMG-MM5TW-X beast.  For some reason, I just wanted to take the picture on a Persian carpet!  The light's not optimal, but it looks kind of cool!

closeup of maple fingerboard
Next is a Sonic Blue 5-string.  The neck pickup is an EMG-40CS-X, and the bridge is an EMG-MM5TW-X
GGi5 Special Sonic Blue

closeup of "retro ring" around bridge pickup
If you are anywhere near Arizona, try and stop in and say hi!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Equal Time for Guitarists

Yeah, I know, it's not a bass!

After a long time of no newsletter activity, it might seem like overkill, but it's just the way things worked out. The prototype has found a home, so I wanted to make some more. I have an idea or two about the details, but even if you're not a guitar player, you might have some good ideas. So, let's get to it, and share your opinions about colors, etc. You can either email me, or just leave a comment here at the bottom of the blog. That can be kind of fun to get different ideas swirling around! Click on each picture to see more detail.

Gnarly Maple
2 Humbuckers
Floyd Rose
Well, the last guitar didn't stay around long enough, and the hums sounded real good, so I thought I'd do it again, but this time with a locking tremolo.

At this point, I'm leaning towards a classic sunburst, like a classic Les Paul, but I don't want to cover up the maple too much. Even though the top has strong curl, it has lots of irregular coloring, which has its own appeal. What do you think?

Hot Rod S-type
Routed for vintage trem
Rear-rout Strat pickups
This alder guitar has the most possibilities of color. I'm thinking Surf Green, Salmon Pink, Candy Apple Red, white, or black. Chrome hardware?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Coming Attractions

Basses in the Booth

These pictures are quick shots of bass bodies before they enter the spray booth. You can click on each one to see a closeup of the wood figure. I will try and describe what is planned for each bass.

These 2 basses are going to The Bass Place in Arizona

5-string Bass
This bass has a gnarly maple top, which will be finished with a clear coat. We felt the natural coloring of the maple would be best brought out that way. Pickups for this bass are planned to be the new EMG-X series of pickups, with an 18V power supply.

4-String Bass
The maple top here is of the small-bubble variety, and we plan a knockout blue/purple burst paint job. The pickups and EQ will be Bartolini, Please contact the Bass Place for details on that.

These two basses are next, and not yet 'spoken for!'

Cocabola 5-string
One of our most enduring favorites is the cocabola-topped 5-string. The look is beautiful, and the sound is awesome, like a grand piano! The pickup routing is for EMG-40 size, but there are Bartolinis which slip right in too.

Hippie Sandwich 5-string body
These kind of basses are not as popular as they used to be, but I still like them. This bass has a bookmatched canarywood top over alder, with a paduak/purpleheart/maple center lam block. It gives it a semi thru-body look. I'm thinking of making a 6-string fretless neck on the 5-string width neck. For me, that's cool. But, if this really is your kind of thing, I'll put a regular 5-string neck on it too!

Rear view

Monday, June 19, 2006

latest bass

Available at The Bass Place

This beauty is a GGi5-Graphite, with a killer quilt top, done in a new color, a turquoise/purple burst. Similar to the old blue/purple burst but the turquoise makes the wood glow in a way.

EMG 40CS-GG in neck, 40CS in bridge, with EMG B30 3-band EQ.