de Gier Bebop 5 - Sunburst - with blocks and binding
2021 de Gier Bebop 5 with very light factory relic
Great deal on this fantastic pre-owned bass just recently received from de Gier!
Body: Ash with classic 3-tone Sunburst finish
Neck: Maple, w/carbon fiber reinforcements and double-action truss rod
Fingerboard: Flame Maple with binding and white pearloid blocks
Fingerboard Radius: Compound radius, 7.5" to 12"
Pickups: Nordstrand NG5-70s in 70's position
Controls: 60's Bebop standard controls (Vol, Vol, Tone, Fat Boost)
Nut width: 1 5/8" (actual neck width at nut is 1 3/4" due to the binding)
String spacing at bridge: 19mm (adjustable)
Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz. (8.75 lbs.)
Case: Beautiful de Gier branded leather gig bag, with setup tools
From the de Gier website: "The sound is punchy, powerful, a bit throaty dirty slap sound. It is not classic Fender sound, but a more demanding and unique modern sound. I think it’s very cool.
The electronics are a blend of tradition and innovation. It is uses traditional passive single coil pickups. The first 3 knobs are Vol, Vol, Tone, as you might expect. Tone is a push/pull potentiometer, changing capacitors when you switch. This gives you vintage or modern treble roll off. Vintage (pull) is great to use on the bridge pickup, fully closed, for that typical mid-hump, Jaco-sound. Modern (push) is great for any slight reduction of high freqs. See this video. The 4th knob is our unique Fatboost. It is a switch that activates a low frequency boost. It’s factory-preset to be very subtle, but you can adjust an internal trimmer in the rear cavity if you want to give it more gain. With these 4 controls you can get anything from dark vintage to beefy modern sounds."
de Gier basses have a thinner neck profile than a typical Fender-style bass, and the shoulders are quite rounded off for more of a thin/flat feel to the neck profile. For this reason, they are quite comfortable to play, even for players will smaller sized hands.
This bass has nice low action, and is great for slides due to the small frets. The extraordinarily light weight makes it a joy to play all night long.
Additional photos are available here on the de Gier website.