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The Art of Precision: Inside New York Bass Works' Craftsmanship





At New York Bass Works, we believe that creating a truly exceptional musical instrument is all about paying meticulous attention to every single detail. We've come to understand that a guitar is not just an instrument; it's the culmination of its individual parts, and each component plays a vital role in shaping the overall quality of the instrument. This realization was born out of countless conversations, lasting hours, about the quality (or lack thereof) of seemingly minor elements like finishing screws, nuts, and grommets. This is the level of dedication and precision that David Segal, the driving force behind our instruments, brings to his craft.


You might wonder why we obsess over such outwardly, insignificant components. The truth is, these details matter more than you might think. How many of us have encountered a situation where a pickup height screw was made from a cheaper material and stripped out when tightening? It's these seemingly minor issues that can affect the playability, tone, and overall performance of an instrument. That's why we apply this same level of scrutiny to every aspect of our instruments, from the smallest screw to the most complex preamp circuit.


Speaking of the preamp, we've previously discussed our relentless pursuit of perfection in that component. We encountered challenges in the past, but we refused to compromise on quality. Our philosophy is simple: if we can't find the right component, we'll form alliances and collaborate with others who share our commitment to creating uncompromising instruments.


Now, you might wonder if it's possible to create a credible instrument without such an obsessive philosophy. The answer is yes, you can make a decent instrument without sweating every tiny detail, but here's the thing: we wouldn't have it any other way. Our clients deserve nothing but the absolute best that we can create, and we're unwilling to settle for anything less.


It's worth noting that this level of attention to detail does add to the delivery time of our instruments. But we firmly believe that our clients deserve instruments that are not just good but exceptional. We're willing to invest the extra time and effort to ensure that every instrument bearing the New York Bass Works name meets our uncompromising standards.


So, at New York Bass Works, we're not just building instruments; we're crafting artful, working tools that resonate with the passion and dedication we pour into every small detail. We invite you to join us on this journey as we continue to push the boundaries of what's possible in the world of musical instruments!


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