Instrumental Musings… Dean EAB-FL

DEAN EAB-FL photo by JOtwell (click to buy)
DEAN EAB-FL photo by JOtwell (click to buy)

Fretless acoustic bass guitar with long-scale neck, and piezo pickups. Strung with extra heavy gauge flat-wound strings.

DEAN EAB-FL
DEAN EAB-FL photo by JOtwell (click to buy)
DEAN EAB-FL photo by JOtwell (click to buy)
DEAN EAB-FL photo by JOtwell (click to buy)
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Instrumental Musings … Hepworth D12-28

Martin D12-28
Photo by JOtwell

HEPWORTH D12-28. (pre-1968 )

I bought this in Sheffield, England in 1968 from a barman at a gig. He was short of cash and I wasn’t, so I got it for 75 pounds ( English pre-Euro ).

In the fashion of the time, this is tuned down a whole tone, and usually capo’d up to concert pitch. A huge tone, very reminiscent of Leadbelly. Unamplified.

Modifications: Original machine heads replaced with nacre “ butterfly” ones, and an upper scratch plate added.