Heinz Rebellius, long term editor of famous German guitar magazine Gitarre & Bass and guitar + bass player of Germany´s best known alternative countryrock-band »Cliff Barnes and the Fear of Winning«, ordered this version of the Deimel Firestar Bass. He said, »no compromise, just one great sound. Maybe one or the other effect, but one pickup.« Okay, we agreed and went for the most pounding position, the middle one: a single Lollar Thunderbird. Keeping this concept we hid all the other ideas.
Hand built of yellow poplar and a figured maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, this bass provides all the classic pure bolt on tones known for centuries. Last but not least the bass has a built in piezo disc pickup, and upon Heinz’ request, a built in fuzz effect from Bernd C. Meiser, which can be »rolled in« with the upper horn potentiometer. You get the most finest mix of fuzz and clean bass sound!
Finished in »Black Galaxy« with an gold anodized pickguard, this bass sets a classic night feeling to any occasion. Very special and lots of bass playing fun!
This bass will be custom made for you.
Building time is currently 9-12 months.
Body: Yellow Poplar, one-piece
Neck: Maple, transparent laquer, silk gloss finish
Fretboard: Pau ferro
Inlays: MOP dots
Frets: 20, Stew Mac »Pyramid«
Scale length: 34”l ongscale with compound radius 9,5” to 12”
Neck shape: 64TB
Headstock: Black fiber with pearl logo inlay, 4L
Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite HB6 1/2“, Lollypop nickel
Color: »Black Galaxy«
Pickguard: Aluminum gold anodized
Pickups: Lollar Thunderbird middle position, nickel cover; built in piezo
Bridge: Hipshot B-Style bass bridge, string through body, nickel with brass saddles
Electricity: BSM Fuzzbender
Knobs: Witch hats, black
Capacitors: Mojotone/TAD PIO, 47nf
Case: Made in Canada universal bass case
Deimel Firestar Bass
Hipshot B-Style bass bridge
built in piezo disk
Any anodized aluminum, Gold anodized aluminium