Wreck Guitars / W MInor 5 JJ / 2016 / Old Violin Burst / Bass For Sale
W Minor 5 5string,
34" scale length, 24 fret
Body.....Ash with WPS
Top.....Quilt Maple in old violin burst
Pickups... Dolezal HCJB5
Controls....volume, balance, passive tone, bass/treble Hardwere....Schaller
Wreck Guitars, Croatia
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It's a different Vision of Sound! That thought comes to every music instrument builder’s mind once in a while. Here I would like to show You some of the instruments that I make, and my perspective of instrument building. My Vision of Sound. Which I believe is different from the others. So what is it all about? It is simple. My instrument building is based on a type of semi hollow building technique. Namely, the base is not classically hollow, or drilled with any holes, but is completely carved with small pyramid blocks. That technique is called the Wreck Pyramid System, the WPS. The technique is nothing new actually. It is used in all kinds of testing rooms, studios or elsewhere. I, on the other hand, took the idea from the B&W loudspeaker company, model B&W DM302. They had a series of loudspeakers with randomly arrayed pyramids at the back of the speaker box as a kind of a solution to the problem of coloration resonances inside small cabinets. So I did the same with basses and guitars. I carved the entire body with pyramids. The sound that I was chasing was piano-like crystal clear, modern and detailed. And of course there must always be the presence of the tone wood. Cherry and Ash are perfect for that purpose and I use them mostly for bass bodies. Cherry is light, focused, well detailed and can be covered with all kinds of top woods. On the other side, Ash is harder, more compressed and loves softer top wood. After almost 10 years of testing this technique on different types of body wood, top wood, pyramid depth position, their size, I've come to conclusion that You can play with it to create many different sounds. By positioning pyramids deeper, the sound is thicker, acoustic like, and if they were closer to top, the sound is thinner and clearer. The same system is applied with the thickness of the top. Flat, drop or arch top. So it is an endless game. Here on this site there are some photos of inside the body, the process of making the instruments as well as of the final product. So, welcome and enjoy.