FAQ
 
What wood do you recommend for achieving a certain tone?
What's the average build time for my instrument?
Where can I play a LowEnd instrument?
Are LowEnd Basses just parts instruments?
Why do you recommend 34" scale?
What's so special about 3-piece necks?
What's the B-Type© neck?
Will you use my pickups/preamp for my bass?
What additional woods are available for my instrument?
 
 
 
 
 
What wood do you recommend for achieving a certain tone?
Please refer to this listing of the most basic woods used in custom basses and our thoughts on their tonal natures.
 
What's the average build time for my instrument?
Standard build times average around 3-4 months, but are subject to change due to demand or the complexity of the instrument. If you have any time concerns prior to ordering your instrument, please contact us here.
 
Where can I play a LowEnd instrument?
To find the closest dealer please check our contact page were we have all our dealers listed around the world. If you don't see a dealer within your area, check with The LowEnd Bass Shop's guitar show list to see if there is a show coming to your area that The LowEnd will be attending.
 
Are LowEnd Basses just parts instruments?
Unlike some other companies, every component of our instruments are custom built or hand selected from the best components available on the market. From our 3-piece neck, to our dual action truss rod and our custom pickups and preamp a LowEnd Bass is far from a parts bass you can buy or build from parts that can be purchased.
 
Why do you recommend 34" scale?
We feel that a 34" scale allows for a better sounding B string. The longer the scale, the tighter the strings and in some cases the less tone. We side with Leo on this issue and feel that 34" is the sweet spot for stability and tone.
 
What's so special about a 3-piece neck?
A 3-piece neck construction gives you much more rigid neck which allows our instrument to be 34" scale and have a tight and full B string. The 3-piece construction lends itself to less shifting during season changes.
 
What's the B-Type© neck?
The B-Type© neck design is possibly the ultimate in neck design. The B-Type© neck is broken down into levels similar to a pyramid. The level closest to the fretboard is a 3-piece neck. Sandwiched on top of that is a 2-piece neck. When all this is glued together, you get a multilevel multi-piece neck that provides ultimate stability and rigidness
 
Will you use my pickups/preamp for my bass?
No. The only pickup and preamp combination we will use for our basses is ours. We have painstakingly worked on the pickup and preamp combination and feel it's a vital part of our instruments.
 
What additional woods are available for my instrument?
We can use virtually any wood available for our instruments. Please contact us here about a specific wood combination for pricing and availability.