About my basses

All my basses are truly custom built. They are all built by hand and use various combinations of first-class woods and hardware. Some of them were built based on my own preferences, while others have been based on my customers’ wishes. When you look through the bass gallery on this site, you will see that there are plenty of different variations in woods, scale length, hardware and electronics. That’s the way I think it should be when it comes to custom basses!

kimThe following are the standard options for a Tom Clement Bass

  • Body shape of your choice from the Body shape library
  • Spanish Cedar, Kaya or Limba body
  • One-piece bolt-on hard maple neck
  • Fretless un-lined Pau Ferro, Dymondwood or Bloodwood fingerboard
  • 30″, 32″, 33″, 34″ or 35″ (5- and 6-string basses) scale length
  • Two pickups
    • Bartolini pickups
    • Nordstrand Big Singles, Big Splits or Jazz pickups
  • Passive electronics (vol/vol/tone or vol/balance/tone)
  • Hipshot Ultralight tuners
  • Hipshot Type A bridge
  • Satin polyurethane or oil finish depending on body wood

Additional options

My basses are all built to customer’s orders, and no two are identical. Some players wish a semi-hollow design, others have specific wishes for body wood or fingerboard, or electronics. As far as possible, I try to accomodate those wishes, and will give a reasonable price quote. To see a full list of available options and prices, please visit the Prices page. The custom options include the following:

  • Body wood
  • Drop top
  • Neck wood and laminates
  • Bass ramp
  • Electronics
  • Body shape alteration
  • Semi-hollow (for some body shapes)
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