The Austrian custom bass builder BITE Guitars presents another stunning showpiece, the Pussycat Bass. It sports a bold leopard pattern spray-painted by hand seamlessly all around the body, scratchplate and pickup.

Spray-painting is the latest artwork technique BITE has added to their eye-catching arsenal, which also includes digital print, lasering, inlays, decals and textile wrapping.

Technically speaking, the Pussycat Bass is one of BITE’s Punch bass models which features a symmetric waist and their proprietary passive 1000mV high-output split-coil pickup.

BITE Guitars builds two lines of passive 4-string basses: The BITE online CONFIGURATOR offers over a billion bass configurations and immediate ordering on, prices are around 1,000$. BITE’s second line is called BELLS & WHISTLES, this is their premium line offering hundreds of sound configurations, any hardware under the sun, and fancy individual artwork. Premium prices range from 1,000$ to 2,000$:

BITE Pussycat Bass

The BITE Pussycat Punch Bass:

EU price: €1.523,- incl. VAT excl. shipping
USA price: $1,537.- excl. shipping and import charges


  • BITE model: Punch Bass
  • Pickups: Passive BITE Guitars® 1000mV split coil
  • Body: US alder (alnus rubra)
  • Neck: Vintage tinted hard maple (acer saccharum), 41.9mm nut width, D profile, backside matte spead finish
  • Fretboard & headstock: Vintage tinted hard maple (acer saccharum) & black blocks & binding & short headstock (SH)
  • Nut: Black Graph Tech
  • Control knobs: Diamond domes in black
  • Tuners: BITE Guitars® Y tuners in black
  • Bridge: Gotoh brass in black
  • Neck plate: Black
  • Strap buttons: Vintage black
  • Screw color: Gold
  • 4 strings: D’Addario EXL170 nickel roundwounds
  • Scale: 34″ Long scale
  • Weight: 3.8 kg / 8.4 lb
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