THE CRAFTSMANSHIP

All our Williamscot bass guitars are completely handmade one by one. We do not use CNC machines or PIN Routers; this makes each bass an individual with no two being the same.

Full customization is available for every bass and we are able to cater to your exact requirements or if you are not 100% sure what you want we are here to guide you. Williamscot basses are available in 4, 5 and 6 string configuration. We also make neck through basses as well as bolt on neck basses.

Wood

We feel that high quality hard wood is essential in the making and tone of any musical instrument. Due to making double basses, we have an unparalleled selection of the finest tone wood available, with all of our wood being seasoned for a minimum of seven years.
Here is a sample of the current wood we have in stock:

  • English Sycamore
  • Eastern European Maple
  • English walnut
  • Italian Walnut
  • Birdseye Maple
  • Quilted Maple
  • English Ash
  • Highly Figured Cherry
  • Quilted European Cherry

Body

Every Williamscot bass body is fully hand shaped, checking the weight and balance of the body throughout and adjusting depending on wood and customer preference.
The bass body can either be shaped out of one piece of solid wood, a figured top can be added to the wood or a combination of multiple layers can be made to achieve the sound and look you want. Neck through basses are also available.
As standard our basses have a flowing rounded shape, however a hand carved top design can be added for further customization.

Neck

Williamscot basses have a flamed maple neck as standard, we feel that hard and light weight wood works best. Super highly flamed maple or other highly flamed tone wood can be added to your bass for further customization. We use a two way truss rod, with two carbon fiber inserts for strength and lightness. The neck profile can be shaped to suit you, we can also radius the fret board to your exact requirements.
The headstock is capped with wood to match the body of your bass, a fine line of wood that matches your fret board is sandwiched between the cap and the neck wood. This is offered as standard however this can be changed for further customization. Every Williamscot Bass has the Williamscot brand inlaid in mother of pearl in the headstock, we also inlay mother of pearl as fret markers along the side of the neck or the front of the fret board. For fretless basses, lines can be added to the finger board as fret markers.

 

Electronics & Hardware

We fit the new John East Uni Pre amp, a four pot configuration comes as standard. An upgrade to a five pot configuration can be arranged for those who want maximum control of their sound. Should you prefer a different pre amp, we are happy to find and fit the pre amp you require. As standard on Williamscot basses we use Nordstrand or Bartolini pickups, however as our basses are fully custom made from the start, any pickup make or configuration is possible.
We use Hipshot individual bridge pieces, these are made of brass to give enhanced sustain, this also allows us flexibility to fully customise your string spacing and these bridges also allow for through body stinging. Schaller tuners are fitted to all our basses as standard, these German made tuners have a great reputation.
The top nut is made of mammoth ivory and can be adjusted to meet your string spacing requirements as part of your set up. As a custom option we can put lights on the fret board either on the front or side, any colour you choose. A John East system can be customised allowing the LED’s to be turned on and off by one of the control knobs.

Orders

An initial consultation is available by email, phone or in person to discuss your exact requirements, during this we will discuss; style, sound and wood combinations, as well as going through any other customization requirements. We have a selections of basses in our showroom that can be tried to help you decide what options will suit you best. Photos can be sent to show you the exact piece of wood we will be using for your bass.
All Williamscot basses are completely handmade from start to finish. They can fully customized where (almost) anything is possible. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Our current delivery time is around four months. Prices start at £3000.

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The Basses

All our Williamscot bass guitars are completely handmade one by one.

We do not use CNC machines or PIN Routers; this makes each bass an individual with no two being the same. Full customization is available for every bass and we are able to cater to your exact requirements or if you are not 100% sure what you want we are here to guide you. Williamscot basses are available in 4, 5 and 6 string configuration. We also make neck through basses as well as bolt on neck basses.

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