Retrovibe T30 Snakehead Telecaster Bass 30.” short scale Candy Red


Assembled by me in the UK

Available for despatch in 2-3 weeks

Retrovibe T30 Short Scale Snakehead Telecaster Bass in Candy Red

Available on back-order

SKU: T30SNAKE Category:


This T30 bass is short scale and based on a Snakehead Telecaster.
The body I used for this model was new

The bolt-on maple neck has a rosewood fretboard with block inlays and has been shimmed slightly to fit the telecaster neck pocket.
It is equipped with my Ultralite tuners (it has little or no neck dive) and 18mm bridge and has a standard Telecaster pickups with a 3-way pickup selector giving a great range of tones. For those of you curious about how good the Telecaster pickups sound please check out this video featuring Danny Sapko playing a similar model I built for him. As you will hear, the pickups sound great in this shortscale bass.

It weighs in at around 7lbs, which means you can play for longer without tiring. Little or no neck dive with a textured strap but shiny nylon straps are not recommended. 

It currently has a very low action which can easily be raised according to your taste. Strung with a brand new set of stainless Rotosound RB45 strings. (45, 65, 85, 105)

It sounds like the love-child of a Precision and a Jazz with the standard guitar pickups fitted. They give a surprisingly wide tonal range, making it a very useable bass.

Drop me a line if you’d like something similar in a different colour.

Body: Basswood
Body Colour: Candy Red
Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone, Tone, 3-way selector
Bridge: Retrovibe 18mm 4-string P-style
Pickups: Standard Telecaster
Neck: Maple, bolt-on construction
Fretboard: Maple
Frets: 22
Body thickness:40mm
Scale length: 762mm (30 inches)
Width at nut: 42mm
Markers: Black dot
Tuners: Closed type
Weight: Approx. 7lbs


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