[Bass of the week] Meyer Money

Ordinarily we don’t condone the use of American currency as a material for a bass build, but for this one we’ll give it a pass. 🙂

Builder Andrew Meyer writes:

This short scale bass is a commission for my bro’. She started as a pretty slab o’ Arizona mesquite in want of a voice. Alder back, maple neck, Macassar Ebony fretboard. EMG TB active pickups, blend, volume, tone & EQ. She’s a beaut’ Clark!

Well done!

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17 thoughts on “[Bass of the week] Meyer Money

  1. Man, this bass is sweet! I bet you are very proud of the effort you put into this one!
    The work is very clean and precise…..it probably is not too heavy, has great sustain/balance,
    and can really deliver a nice variety of clean/powerful tones with those EMG’s
    Very nicely done – Kudos!

    • Thanks! I set up the active circuit for 18VDC to maintain headroom, yet the bass has some nice growl to it.

      Setting intonation on the E string was a bear however. Maybe should’ve set the bridge a bit further back, but it’s working fine anyway.

    • Yes, there’s a stainless screw under the coin. Don’t know if I needed it but the neck pocket was a bit short (small) and I was concerned that there might not be adequate glue surface. So I opted for the “belt and suspenders” approach by adding the fastener. Otherwise, it is a glued in set-neck.

  2. I am building a fretless now with an American Indian motif and I am inlaying five Indian head nickels from the 1930’s with consecutively be dates!

  3. I am building a fretless now with an American Indian motif and I am inlaying five Indian head nickels from the 1930’s with consecutively be dates!

  4. Very nice job…I used to do this from pawn shop losers that turned out to be nice players especially for someone who was in a garage band or even better. But yours is exceptional in my book! Thanks for showing it!

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