Gecko 5 String Bass Body Features
This body features an extended upper horn for perfect balance with playing with a strap and a small lower horn to catch your
thigh when playing seated. The deep heel-less extended neck joint gives superb access to all 24 frets. The neck bolts are laid
out in an asymmetrical pattern for maximum stability and sustain, they are secured in the body with custom recessed steel washers.
The well-designed rear-access control cavity features a built-in compartment for up to two batteries as well as plenty of room
for controls and a custom recessed area for neat installation of an active preamp. Precisely crafted in every detail, the cavity
cover even screws on with machine screws and threaded brass inserts that won’t strip out.
Aguilar OBP-1 Preamp Shown
Two Pickup Routing Options
The Gecko works well as a One or Two pickup bass as seen below.
Choose the pickup routing to match your tone needs and playing style. Two pickups offer broad frequency response and a wider variety of
tones, while a single pickup can deliver a more focused midrange sound and leave more room to dig in under the strings.
Each image below shows the pickup routing and lists the type of pickup that routing can accommodate.
* Pickup routing options available but not shown below are the 6-string ASB2-6 (P4) & ASB-6 (EMG45).
Duncan ASB-5 x 2
or Bartolini P2 x 2
Tobacco Sunburst Finish
Duncan ASB2-5 x 2
or EMG 40 x 2
Clear Gloss Finish
Jazz Pickups x 2
Specify Neck/Bridge Sizes
Single Pickup Routing Options
or Music Man 5 Pickup
You can specify either three or four holes for controls. The three control pattern is in an arc along the side of the body, and
the four control pattern is an LP-style diamond. A blade switch slot for a three or five-way switch is available in the three-control
layout for Music-Man style coil-switching options.
Laminate Accent Option (For Laminate Top Bodies Only)
You can add this thin layer of contrasting wood as a stripe between your body and laminate top. + $20
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 bloodwood 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)