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Welcome to the power- and colorful world of BITE premium customization features!
This page replaces our previous Secret Menu page. 

CONFIGURATOR - BELLS & WHISTLES - SHOP:
WHAT IS WHAT ON BITE.GUITARS?

Configurator
Our CONFIGURATOR serves you the world's most popular bass choices as conveniently as possible. You enjoy immediate ordering: build your bass online, add it to the cart and proceed through checkout. Over a billion different basses - in and out in 3 minutes. You also enjoy worldwide delivery and short delivery times, your custom bass will generally arrive at your doorstep within a few weeks. How can we make all of this happen? 
 
Bells & Whistles
We have developed a special production process. This process allows us to fulfill also a range of premium wishes. They may need a bit of interaction between you and us for precise specification, and we cannot stuff all of those bells & whistles into our configurator. That's why we serve them here in, well, BELLS & WHISTLES. As your premium wishes generally will require extra work on our part, you'll find non-exhaustive lists of upcharges below. Stated prices are indicative and can vary depending on the amount of work required. We always try to give you the best pricing packages. 
 
Any customization wishes that go even further are limited not so much by our will but primarily by our technical possibilities and resources as a small firm. So for the time being, all our basses are passive, either Punch or Jawbone models, have 4 strings and are right-handed, as much as we would love to make everyone else happy, too.  
 
Shop
Finally, our SHOP has a number of preconfigured basses on offer, either premium buildsrebuild proposals or ready-made basses.
 

 

HOW TO ORDER BELLS & WHISTLES

  1. Build your bass in the CONFIGURATOR as far as available options allow, then hit ASK US A QUESTION.
  2. Tell us your premium wishes either in the ASK US A QUESTION form or send us a mail to hello@bite.guitars. We'll get back to you to make sure everyone has a clear understanding of specifications and pricing.
  3. We will send you a non-binding proforma invoice listing all specifications, shipping details and payment instructions for your approval. BELLS & WHISTLES payment options comprise bank transfer, VISA, Master and Sofort/Klarna. For bank transfer payments from outside the Euro Area, we recommend Transferwise (pay to hello@bite.guitars). They grant the most favorable exchange rate and fees are next to nothing. 
  4. Once we have received your payment, your order will be confirmed and we'll set to work. 
 
VAT
Prices include 20% VAT. For orders from outside the EU, export prices without VAT apply. To obtain your export price, simply divide our EU price by 6, then multiply with 5. Fell free to divide immedately by 1,2 if you're mathematically well versed. 
 

 

348 SOUND CONFIGURATIONS

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Who counts the possible combinations of pickups and circuits, knows their names?
We can pack your BITE bass with up to 3 pickups and wire them with every passive circuit under the sun, but for the sake of simplicity we have to draw the line somewhere. Find below the upcharges for the 348 most popular pickup-circuit combinations. 
 
Our pickup types:
  • BITE 1000mV split coil (P). We can arrange P pickups either in traditional or reverse order (DG coil closer to the neck). If not specified otherwise, we'll assume you want your P the traditional way (DG coil closer to the bridge). 
  • BITE 1000mV single coil (J), 92mm length in the neck position, 95mm length in the bridge position.
  • BITE 2x1000mV humbucker (H), 92mm length in the neck position, 95mm length in the bridge position.
The below listed upcharges are all-in prices. Wherever applicable, they include:
  • Pickups
  • Standard pickup covers, available in BITE branded orange-white, plain white and plain black.
  • Routing, drilling and shielding work for pickups and additional control slots.
  • Pickguard routing
  • Additional potentiometers and switches
  • Additional knobs: We're not gonna beancount. We'll try to match the knobs of any additional control slot with your underlying bass configuration.
  • Side-mounted output jack including jack plate: We can position any additional control slot on the face of your bass (pickguard/control plate) or clear one slot by moving the output jack to the side of the body (lower bout) where we'll seat it in a jack plate of matching hardware color. 
  • Switch rings: Our standard switch rings are 3-ply with white writing on black or vice versa. If you want individual wordings, we can write pretty much everything that fits into the space. If you want individual colors, we can source 50 different color combinations including wood and metal imitations. Pricing for individual wording & colors varies depending on your request. 
How and what to choose?
What's the point of 348 pickup-circuit combinations anyway? We continue to be amazed at how many customers ask for specific pickup configurations and curcuits, so we decided we better bring some order and overview into this whole PU-circuit business.
 
The most popular special circuit option is series wiring. What does series mean to your sound? It's a turbo boost. Whenever two pickups are linked in parallel mode (standard in JJ and PJ models), the combined output is less than that of only one pickup (especially true for the neck pickup). Link the same two pickups in series mode and both resistances are simply added up: a good way to blow your skinny guitarist off his feet. Read a bit more about wiring here
 
You may also want to have a look at our premium builds for inspiration:
  • The Dragon features 7 pickup configurations including the mighty JJ and PJ series circuits. 
  • The Steampunk sports a whopping 11 pickup configurations by adding another 4 out-of-phase circuits. 
  • The Sound Monster even tops the Steampunk by adding a bassmute, resulting in a whopping 22 sound configurations without anyone even getting near the tone knob.


Upcharges for Punch Bass PU-Circuit Configurations With 1 Neck Pickup
Any one of our pickups is available in the neck position (seated in the pickguard).

3 PU-Circuit Combinations AvailableCircuit Name
Controls

Neck PU
(3 PU Configurations Available)

PB

  • Neck Volume
  • Tone
Pstandard
J replacing P€ 0
H replacing P€ 165 (€ 137,50 excl. VAT)


Upcharges for Punch Bass PU-Circuit Configurations With 2 Neck Pickups

The first pickup mentioned is the one closest to the neck.

45 PU-Circuit Combinations AvailableCircuit Name
Controls
2 Neck PUs
(9 PU Configurations Available)

JB Parallel

  • Neck Volume
  • Bridge Volume
  • Master Tone

Balance Parallel

  • Neck-Bridge Blend
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Parallel

  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Series

  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-S-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

4-Way Parallel/Series

  • 4-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N-S
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone
PJ / JP / PP / JJ€ 195 (€ 162,50 excl. VAT)
PH / HP / JH / HJ€ 330 (€ 275 excl. VAT)
HH€ 495 (€ 412,50 excl. VAT)


Upcharges for Punch Bass PU-Circuit Configurations With 1 Neck Pickup + 1 Bridge Pickup

The first pickup mentioned is the one in the neck position.

45 PU-Circuit Combinations AvailableCircuit Name
Controls

1 Neck PU +
1 Bridge PU
(9 PU Configurations Available)

JB Parallel

  • Neck Volume
  • Bridge Volume
  • Master Tone

Balance Parallel

  • Neck-Bridge Blend
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Parallel

  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Series

  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-S-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

4-Way Parallel/Series

  • 4-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N-S
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone
PJ / JP / PP / JJ€ 255 (€ 212,50 excl. VAT)
PH / HP / JH / HJ€ 390 (€ 325 excl. VAT)
HH€ 555 (€ 462,50 excl. VAT)


Upcharges for Punch Bass PU-Circuit Configurations With 2 Neck Pickups + 1 Bridge Pickup

The first pickup mentioned is the one closest to the neck.

135 PU-Curcuit Combinations AvailableCircuit Name
Controls

2 Neck PUs +
1 Bridge PU

(27 PU Configurations Available)

JB Parallel

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • Bridge Volume
  • Neck Volume
  • Master Tone

Balance Parallel

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • Neck-Bridge Blend
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone 

3-Way Parallel

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

 

3-Way Series

  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-S-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

4-Way Parallel/Series

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • 4-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N-S
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone
PJP / JPP / PPP / JJP / PJJ / JPJ / PPJ / JJJ€ 450 (€ 375 excl. VAT)
PHP / HPP / JHP / HJP / PHJ / HPJ / JHJ / HJJ / PJH / JPH / PPH / JJH€ 585 (€ 487,50 excl. VAT)
HHP / HHJ / PHH / JHH / HPH / HJH€ 750 (€ 625 excl. VAT)
HHH€ 885 (€ 737,50 excl. VAT)


Upcharges for Jawbone Bass PU-Circuit Configurations With 1 Neck Pickup + 1 Bridge Pickup
The first pickup mentioned is the one in the neck position.

30 PU-Circuit Combinations AvailableCircuit Name
Controls
1 Neck PU +
1 Bridge PU
(6 PU Configurations Available)

JB Parallel

  • Neck Volume
  • Bridge Volume
  • Master Tone

Balance Parallel

  • Neck-Bridge Blend
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Parallel

  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone
     

3-Way Series

  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-S-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

4-Way Parallel/Series

  • 4-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N-S
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone
JJ / PJstandard€ 60 (€ 50)€ 60 (€ 50)€ 60 (€ 50)€ 60 (€ 50)
HJ€ 165 (€ 137,50 excl. VAT)
PH / JH€ 225 (€ 187,50 excl. VAT)
HH€ 390 (€ 325 excl. VAT)
PP / JP / HPnot available


Upcharges for Jawbone Bass PU-Circuit Configurations With 2 Neck Pickups + 1 Bridge Pickup

The first pickup mentioned is the one closest to the neck.

90 PU-Circuit Combinations AvailableCircuit Name
Controls

2 Neck PUs +
1 Bridge PU
(18 PU Configurations Available)

JB Parallel

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • Bridge Volume
  • Neck Volume
  • Master Tone

Balance Parallel

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • Neck-Bridge Blend
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Parallel

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

3-Way Series

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • 3-Way Rotary Selector B-S-N
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone

4-Way Parallel/Series

  • Neck PU Toggle Selector
  • 4-Way Rotary Selector B-P-N-S
  • Master Volume
  • Master Tone
PPJ / PJJ / JPJ / JJJ€ 195 (€ 162,50 excl. VAT)
PHJ / JHJ / HPJ / HJJ€ 330 (€ 275,50 excl. VAT)
HHJ€ 495 (€ 412,50 excl. VAT)
PPH / PJH / JPH / JJH€ 420 (€ 350 excl. VAT)
PHH / JHH / HPH / HJH€ 555 (€ 462,50 excl. VAT)
HHH€ 720 (€ 600 excl. VAT)
P in bridge positionnot available


ARTWORK

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Here we're talking about a sea of possibilities. We can apply pretty much any custom design in high-resolution photo quality covering your body, pickguard and pickups through our digital coloring technology. The underlying body, pickguard and pickups can be of any available color, not just white. In addition, we also offer laser, inlay, spray paint and decal technology. Pricing largely depends on the amount of work we need to put in, we give you some rough ranges below. 


Artwork

DescriptionEU price (incl. VAT)Export price (excl. VAT)
Body only€ 100 - € 200€ 83 - 167
Pickguard only€ 98,00€ 81,67
Pickup(s) only€ 98,00€ 81,67
Body + pickguard€ 150 - 300€ 125 - 250
Body + pickup(s)€ 150 - 300€ 125 - 250
Body + pickguard + pickup(s)€ 180 - 380€ 150 - 317
Keep in mind that your content does not violate any laws or rights of third parties and that we reserve the right to refuse production. Digital coloring technology is not available in the USA due to patent restrictions. 
 

 

NECK PLATE ENGRAVING

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We can engrave subjects like your scanned signature or pretty much any other design. Just ask us, we are happy to give you instructions.


Neck Plate Engraving

DescriptionEU price (incl. VAT)Export price (excl. VAT)
Custom neck plate€ 38,00€ 31,67

 

ANY HARDWARE & ACCESSORIES UNDER THE SUN*

*) Well, obviously there has to be some small print to this promise and here it is, not even that small but rather in standard font size. We have only our standard parts on stock, admittedly a limited choice. What if a bass is not a bass for you unless it has a high-mass bridge, Schaller tuners, a brass nut or glowing neon strings? We are happy to equip your BITE custom bass with individual hardware of your choice as long as their quality and technical parameters fit. We can also ship your bass in a gigbag or case of your choice.
 
Here's how it works: send us a link to the part of your choice and we'll have a look at the part and the source. If we have experience with that part and it is from a manufacturer or dealer where we have purchase experience, such as Schaller or Thomann, we will be happy to buy the part directly for you. In all other cases, we will ask you to buy. You may want to have your purchase shipped directly to us for your convenience. 
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