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.
Accent Line Option (For Laminate Top Bodies Only)
You can add this thin layer of contrasting wood as a stripe between your body and laminate top. Only Maple is available for darker
combinations, like Flame Koa/Mahogany+ $20
Choose your own
unique laminate top
For the Ultimate in personal preference, our special Unique Choice option lets you pick the actual laminate top we will use for your body from below. Simply add its price to the table price above.
Include the laminate top number with your order.