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My new custom made medium scale 4 string P type bass. Built by Robin Manton of http://mantoncustoms.co.uk with a 1 piece ash body, maple neck, hipshot tuners, gotoh bridge, cts pots. The pickups is hand wound by http://www.catswhiskerpickups.co.uk who I also can't recommend highly enough. The build quality is impeccable and the 6 bolt neck, solid bridge, great wood, gives it fabulous sustain and combined with the pickup, great tone.

2 companies I highly recommend for excellent work at very reasonable prices.


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42mm if I remember correctly. And quite shallow front to back. It is exactly what I specified, he builds very few stock instruments they are nearly all custom built to whatever the buyer wants.

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Ok thanks. Very tempting, perfect size and shape for me, and the prices look ok too. How’s the action? Can you get it down fairly low?

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I picked it up with the action plenty low enough for me, with no fret buzz, every one nicely level and ends rounded over. It is brand new but felt like an old friend from the start. I imagine the action could go lower if required.

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Very cool indeed. Looks great. Really nice balance between ‘special’ and ‘standard’ if you get what I mean. 

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