This is the \"thunder lizard\" of the bunch! Think of it as a P-Bass® with an extra string grafted on. Finger-style players will like the old-school feel, and slappers will love the extra room to dig in between strings at the end of the neck. Like the 6-String Gecko, the extra wide heel gets an extra two neck bolts for additional stability. Two truss rods are used to provide optimum action on each string.
The Gecko bass series is specifically designed to bring professional bassists their most desired features and functions in
any degree of assembly that suits their finances or abilities. These premium quality pieces (and they truly are premium)
incorporate woods, construction, and design elements found only on top of the line instruments retailing for $2500 and more.
Depending upon what features you choose, a Gecko may be assembled for less than half this price. Gecko
components have been designed and manufactured with ease of assembly in mind. You can do this! Be assured, you won’t find
a more exceptional bass for your hard-earned money, anywhere.
All standard Gecko bass necks feature 5-piece laminated construction (using bubinga or purpleheart for the lam depending on availability), 35" scale and 24 fret fretboards. Each neck has been fine sanded,
and dipped in a penetrating sealer, ready for final spray finishing. Through holes are drilled .551" (14mm) for Gotoh tuning machines.
Neck mounting holes are also predrilled. Choose from our list of fretwire types to install. A black truss rod cover and screws are
provided. Please see the paint & finish section for finishing options. If you prefer a blank fretboard, we can omit the Gecko
inlay for an additional $35.
Example of a Maple Laminate Neck
Example of a Wenge Laminate Neck
The Gecko series bass necks feature an asymmetric neck profile for a more comfortable, fast feeling. These necks "feel" thin, but retain
sufficient bulk for strength and tone. The asymmetric neck profile keeps perceived neck bulk down for maximum hand comfort and to create
a thinner, fast feeling neck. The bass side of the neck is thicker, with the treble side being thinner. Your thumb will find easy
reference as your hand glides up and down the neck. This is a very comfortable neck to play.
Fretless Line Option
NOTE: All Gecko necks are available fretted or fretless at the same price.Unlined fretless necks have the side position markers moved to the exact fret positions, rather than between them.
Contrasting strips of wood inlaid into the fretless fretboard at
the usual fret positions. Maple lines are used in dark fretboard woods, black
lines are used on maple. Additional $105
Truss Rod Cover & Screws included.
Available Options for Gecko Wide 5-String Gecko Construction Replacement Necks
Click on the for more information about that option.
No Mounting Holes [$15.00]
Black Corian - Standard Nut [$25.00]
GraphTech Black TUSQ XL - Standard Nut [$30.00]
GraphTech White TUSQ XL - Standard Nut [$30.00]
No Nut Install
White Corian - Standard Nut [$25.00]
.118" X .058"
.095" X .045"
.106" X .036"
.103" X .046"
.080" X .037"
.095" X .047"
.108" X .051"
.080" X .043"
.110" X .057"
.104" X .047"
.104" X .047"
.110" X .057"
Lined Fretless Gecko
No Frets Slots Only
$120.00 - Maple Necks with Maple Fretboards (Entire neck will be finished)
$110.00 - Maple Necks with non-maple Fretboards (No finish on the fretboard)
$140.00 - Non-Maple necks (No finish on the fretboard)
$110.00 - Maple Necks with Maple Fretboards (Entire neck will be finished)
$100.00 - Maple Necks with non-maple Fretboards (No finish on the fretboard)
$130.00 - Non-Maple necks (No finish on the fretboard)
Vintage Tint Gloss or Satin
$140.00 - Maple Necks with Maple Fretboards (Entire neck will be finished)
$130.00 - Maple Necks with non-maple Fretboards (No finish on the fretboard)
$160.00 - Non-Maple necks (No finish on the fretboard)