Bassworks' "Kodachi" series of basses owe some of their inspiration to Leo Fender's designs in the 1950s and 1960s and the PMM4-T combines a number of different influences.
Despite their design influences, our instruments strive to improve on what has gone before.
The JPJ4 sports a Bartolini dual in-line coil pickup (humcanceling) at the bridge and a split humbucker in the neck position. From "Jaco to Jamerson"in an instant.
The PMM4-T has a slim 4 tuner in-line headstock and a dual coil Bartolini MM pickup.d
30+ years of playing and our skilled manufacture deliver the tone, playability and reliability that all bass players deserve to enjoy in the BW4 "Kodachi" series.
Crafted in small batches and entirely in our own shop, every instrument is built with the same painstaking attention to detail, using stable tonewoods and world-class electronics and hardware.
34" scale length
Choice of compound radii for fretboard
American Red Alder or Swamp Ash body
Neck profile: Custom slim "J" influenced
2 carbon fibre re-inforcement rods
1 piece Canadian Rock Maple neck or Roasted Flamed Maple
Passive circuit with choice of capacitor
Front scratchplate mounted jack on J4 model, side mounted telecaster dished jack socket on PMM4-T
Hipshot (USA) Ultralite tuners
Graphtec TUSQ XL nut (Black)
2-way truss rod, heel access
"Narrow/Medium" frets with "Invisible Fret Ends" (other sizes of fret-wire are available)
Hiscox custom hard case included