The Matrix Bass

The 4-string conventional magnetic pickup model.  There are two body styles, the original M401 with a straight upper horn, and the M402 with a curved horn.  The 401 line comes with either EMG pickups & preamp, or with a Bartolini pickup/preamp package.  They have a custom stand, since the hybrid configuration does not fit a conventional stand.


Matrix 1 M401

Ziricote over spalted Maple body wings.  Chromed aluminum metal parts.  Wenge neck w/Ebony fingerboard.  EMG DC 35 pickups with BQC preamp running at 18V.  Badass bridge and Hipshot tuners.


Matrix 2 M401

Bubinga over Zebrawood body parts.  Chromed aluminum metal parts.  Seymour Duncan 1/4lbs. PJ pickup configuration.   Badass bridge and Hipshot tuners.


Matrix 3 M401

Wenge body wings.  Chromed aluminum metal parts.  Wenge neck w/Ebony fingerboard.  EMG DC 35 pickups with BQC preamp.  Badass bridge and Hipshot tuners.


Matrix 4 M402

This bass was commissioned by Jeff .....  who then used it as the theme for his custom motorcycle.  It was embossed into the tank and fender and painted in a fancy airbrush paintjob.

 

 

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Matrix 5 M402

Spalted Maple body wings and black anodized aluminum.  The neck is Wenge w/a Cocobolo fingerboard.  EMG soapbar pickups w/BQC preamp running at 18V.  Hipshot bridge and tuners.  For work images click here.


Bei Bass

An early version of the 4-string hybrid bass.  My friend bassist Leo Bei gave me parts from an old bass, a Graphite neck, Bartolini pickups, and asked me to make something with them.  Walnut body wings, carbon fibre pick guards, Sperzel locking tuners.  


Matrix Goth

The first bass with the "goth"-type finish.  Ted McCann gave me an ESP bass neck and I fashioned this matrix bass around it.  The wood is highly sculpted Wenge, a dark wood with a coarse texture.


Matrix 0

Matrix prototype.