Wednesday, 23 March 2011

I had a call yesterday from Bernard Harvey, currently on tour with the pop phenomenon Justin Bieber who had a real problem with his new Spector bass - the nut was cut way too low and was buzzing like crazy on the first fret.

He dropped buy soon after and I made him a new nut from scratch for his custom gauge 5 string bass. Its a new model, the Coda. Fantastic instrument from a great manufacturer, Bernard mentioned it was his favourite bass virtually from day one. And it looks great on stage too!

Here's the inscription from Stuart Spector on the back of the headstock.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Jah Wobble's Ovation Magnum Bass

I was happily working away in my workshop when a bass line just started to permeate everything in the shop - my workshop and head included. Immensely loud but in no way intrusive, I knew that Jah was coming in - this was obviously the man just plugging in and doing what he does.

As a player he has influenced many, and its not hard to see why. Just playing a massive groove without even meaning to, he's just checking out a new amp in the shop but people are drawn from all over the floor to see where that noise is coming from.

It was genuinely an honour to work on, didnt need much really, it had been looked after by Aidy for several years. Very light fret dress and clean up, couple new knobs and set up. I gave it a good clean with Virtuoso Cleaner & Polish and its looking grand.