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"Phen" Chabby

 I was looking for an extraordinary vision, which can both keep the character of the wood and make you feel that you are holding in your hands something that came out from another world. Achieving such a difficult outcome turned out to be a serious adventure. So I asked my friend Jeff Stratton to join the project. He enthusiastically accepted the idea and...here we are!

 I must mention two very important things:
- the body shape is 10mm wider and 20mm longer in order to keep the bass ballanced;
no chemicals or fire/burning techniques were used during the treatment of the body surface in order to avoid damage the wood itself or a change of its properties.

 Body: Air dried Alder, 2 or 3 pieces, handcarved, aged and special color  hand-treatment

 Neck: Air dried Balkan flamed Maple, 3 pieces
  • 11" inches fingerboard radius
  • 34" inches scale
  • 20mm thickness at the 1-st fret
  • 22mm thickness at the 12-th fret
  • 40mm width at the nut
  • matching headstock
  • 24 medium Jumbo frets
 Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood, inner natural binding

 Construction: Bolt-on, 4 screws ferrules

 Tuners: KD

 Bridge: Individual, 20mm spacing

 Pickups: Wilkinson JB, AlNiCo V, open poles, (or Haussel)

 Nut: Ebony

 Finish: Acrylic matt

 Strap pins: Standard (or LOXX, or Schaller locking)

 Hardware: Chrome

 Elecronics, controls: 
  1. Active/Passive mode.
  2. Switches both pick-ups in series/parallel.
  3. TONE/TREBLE control. NOTE! This pot works both in Passive and Active mode!
  4. Master VOLUME bridge pickup.
  5. Active EQ - Bass control.
  6. Master VOLUME neck pickup.
 Weight: 3,460kg

 The 2- band EQ - KD preamp, 9V, works as Cut/Boost. Also a NOLL preamp can be used.

  "Thumb nest" is a very special feature, which I invented in 2011. I usually make a small wood carving on a certain place on the back side of the headstock, somewhere between the tuners, which is some kind of KD's trade mark. This time I decided to make something completely different. I turned the decorative element to a very useful and helpful feature, which I called  a Thumb nest.

I meet musicians every day and all of them have their own biological individualities. Like the lenght of the fingers, the way they hold the neck while playing - due to these specifics for some musician playing can represent a serious difficulty. So I decided to do something in order to find out a solution of the problem.

Then I came up with the Thumb nest idea. It took me some time experimenting on it, but the outcome was more than successful! It provides an incredibly easy access to the first frets, making the hand flow on the neck and unleashes a great freedom while playing. And the most important thing - makes the musicians Happy!

 Stainless steel electronic box cover plate. 

Copper shielding protects the entire electronic box and pick ups. 

 Send me an e-mail via the Contact form to check the availability of the present model or to get more information about placing an order!

 Custom options and price are available upon request! 

 Click on the images to enlarge!

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 The bass comes with:

Gigbag or HISCOX - KD hard case;
Certificate Of Authenticity;
- Set of two KD cleaning towels:
- LIMITED LIFETIME warranty:

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