Phil Maneri's

This articles was published in #Issue 18 in winter 2006.

I want to serve up this bass to all the $2,000 and up makers who struggle with the fundamentals in instrument building. I often see expensive, great-sounding instruments that miss some of the simple, but essential, bedrock procedures – like a fully functioning truss rod, straight and true fret work (polished without file chatter and sanding marks), clean electronic w...

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