|Jacaranda Mock 1: 5 string bass with high C (035-045-065-085-105)
My first hand-made bass, built by Jacaranda, a luthier based in Milan.
Great guys and great instruments!We are inseparable. Find us at trade shows or my concerts!
I met Daniele Fierro, the bass liuther of Jacaranda, at the Italian Trade show in 2000. After some talks and visits to the Milan shop, we started working on a bass, modeled after some guidelines I had in mind and some suggestions from Daniele. I am very satisfied of the result! No frills but great and clean sound with bite! Eventually the model evolved as you can see at their website. I am proud that so far the Mock has been sold to more than 60 bassists! They really serious about their work, trying to build basses that will eventually be played live and on records and not just nice furniture pieces!
As of 2005, I have added a second Bartolini pick-up, going back to a jazz bass like pick-up position, it has more variety without loosing its bite, the ramp is still there! And also I have added a on-board preamp with active/passive selection and some more boost.
Stay In Tune Strings: My strings of choice, I endorse them since 2000. Great guys with fantastic products!. I have tested almost all of their bass strings and settled for the RBS and the Power Flats lines. Never been so happy, the strings really stay in tune and last long!
Axon Midi Converter: Bass midi converter, with its own pick-up, fitted on my 6-string. I use it mostly for chords and textures until now. For the future....
Sadowski Preamp: Nice little thing that I use with my BB3000, turns it into an "active bass". Feels like the turbo kicks in! Great to get closer to that Marcus sound.
Computers and other stuff please check out my Zak Productions WebSite (soon online).There you'll find everything I use live or in the studio for playing, producing, writing, recording and practicing.