Retrovibe T32/5 5-string “Telenbacker” Bass 32″ medium scale – Black

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Retrovibe T32 5-string Medium Scale Telenbacker Bass – Black

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Description

The T32 bass is medium scale and based on a combination of Telecaster and Rickenbacker basses.
The bolt-on maple neck has a natural satin finish and has been carved on the back of the heel area to fit the telecaster neck pocket.
It is equipped with my HyGane single coil pickups with adjustable pole pieces and has traditional Rickenbacker VVTT controls with a 3-way pickup selector giving a great range of tones. This 5-string has a push/pull pot for the “vintage tone” and a ThumbChumb thumbrest on the pickguard.
It weighs in at around 8.4lbs, which means you can play for longer without tiring.

It sounds like the love-child of a Precision and a 4001/3 with a focused low/mid and plenty of clang available should you need it. The B-string is nice and crisp-sounding through both pickups. I started this build a few months ago and the headstock conversion was my first attempt at a rework/refin, consequently the headstock looks fine from a small distance but is a little uneven close up. You can see this in the pictures.

 

 

Specification
Body: Basswood
Body Colour: Gloss black with white binding
Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone, Tone, 3-way selector, push/pull vintage tone cap.
Bridge: 5-string P-style, high-mass, chrome, 16mm string spacing
Pickups: Retrovibe HyGane
Neck: Maple, bolt-on construction
Fretboard:
Frets: 20
Body thickness:40mm
Scale length: 813mm (32 inches)
Width at nut: 42mm
Markers: Black dot
Tuners: Closed type
Weight: Approx. 8.4lbs

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