Gecko 5 String Bass

The Gecko 5 String 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.

Gecko 5 String Neck

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Gecko 5’s are made in three different sizes to suit your specific needs.

The "Small" Gecko 5


  • Nut width: 1 7/8" (47.6mm)
  • Width at 24th fret: 2 7/8" (73.0mm)
  • String pitch at the bridge: 11/16" (17.5mm)
  • Straight 14" (355.60 mm) fingerboard radius

String spacing at the nut is the same as found on a Jazz Bass® - very comfortable. This neck compliments the popular Music Man Dimensioned Pickups. This tighter spacing also feels great for pick players or people with smaller hands.




The "Medium" Gecko 5


  • Nut width: 1 7/8" (47.6mm)
  • Width at 24th fret: 3" (76.2mm)
  • String pitch at the bridge: 3/4" (19.0mm)
  • Straight 14" (355.60 mm) fingerboard radius

This neck features generous right hand spacing and a fairly narrow nut for fingerstyle players wanting the versatility of a low B without a huge neck. Fretted notes are easily within reach of the left hand, but there’s still room for traditional fingerstyle technique. The best of both worlds in a comfortable package.




The "Wide" Gecko 5


  • Nut width: 2 3/16" (55.5mm)
  • Width at 24th fret: 3 1/8" (79.4mm)
  • String pitch at the bridge: 3/4" (19.0mm)
  • Straight 14" (355.60 mm) fingerboard radius

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.



Neck Details
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 fingerboards. 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 fingerboard, we can omit the Gecko inlay for an additional $35.

See Below


Example of a Maple Laminate Neck

Example of a Wenge Laminate Neck
The Gecko series bass necks feature an asymmetric back shape for a more comfortable, fast feeling. These necks "feel" thin, but retain sufficient bulk for strength and tone. The asymmetric back shape 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.
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.

Fretless Line Option


Contrasting strips of wood inlaid into the fretless fingerboard at the usual fret positions. Maple lines are used in dark fingerboard woods, black lines are used on maple. Additional $105
 
Peghead Veneer:

A laminate added to the front of the peghead to match the body for a more consistent look. Available in most top woods.

Prices for Peghead Veneer
For Flame Maple, Quilted Maple, Birdseye Maple, Zebra Wood, Lacewood, Walnut, Koa, Rosewood, Black Fibre Add - $45 to the neck cost
For Spalted Maple, Flame Koa, Macassar Ebony, Flame Walnut Add - $55 to the neck cost



Gecko Small 5 and Medium 5

Pricing Table

Fingerboard Woods



Neck Woods
MapleIndian RosewoodPau FerroBubingaGoncalo AlvesPurpleheartBloodwoodWengeEbonyZiricoteEbony (Black)
Maple$245$265$275$282$310$330$375
Wenge$323$333$340$368$388$433




Gecko Wide 5

Pricing Table

Fingerboard Woods



Neck Woods
MapleIndian RosewoodPau FerroBubingaGoncalo AlvesPurpleheartBloodwoodWengeEbonyZiricoteEbony (Black)
Maple$260$280$290$297$325$345$390
Wenge$338$348$355$383$403$448


Just add the prices shown below to the ones in the table above to pick the actual piece of wood used for your fingerboard! Make sure to include the fingerboard number with your order.

Select Your Fingerboard Wood


wood type
FB872 +$95
Birdseye Maple

wood type
FB1838 +$95
Birdseye Maple

wood type
FB1797 +$95
Flame Maple

wood type
FB855 +$85
Ebony (Macassar)

wood type
FB867 +$85
Ebony (Macassar)

wood type
FB1119 +$55
Pau Ferro

wood type
FB1467 +$45
Bloodwood

wood type
FB1803 +$55
Indian Rosewood (Dark)

wood type
FB1807 +$55
Imbuia

  • The grain pattern and color will change as the fingerboard is sanded and finished. You should expect some variation in appearance from the picture shown.
  • Warmoth's production managers have discretion to choose the way the fingerboard is oriented on the body wood for the best appearance and structural integrity.
  • If while in production the product is found to be substandard, we will not be able to continue with the piece you have chosen.
  • The charge for selecting a one-of-a-kind fingerboard is non-refundable for order returns, changes, or cancellations.


Description Qty. and Part Number Price
Black Neck Washers (Small) 4 x NW $4.80
Black Neck Washers (Medium) 4 x NW $4.80
Black Neck Washers (Wide) 6 x NW $7.20

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