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Welcome to the power- and colorful world of BITE premium 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 affordable prices below market standards, worldwide delivery as well as short delivery times. Your custom bass will generally arrive at your doorstep within a few weeks. We have developed a special production process which can make all of this happen. 
 
Bells & Whistles
Our ditigal and modular production process has its limitations. An online configurator can never handle all possible bells & whistles. Those need a bit of interaction for precise specification. That's why we serve them here in, well, BELLS & WHISTLES. As your premium wishes generally will require extra work from us, you'll find non-exhaustive lists of upcharges in here. 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 and 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. Feel free to immedately divide by 1,2 if you're mathematically well versed. 
 

 

5-STRING

From the production point, 5-string means that necks, bodies, pickups, bridges and pickguards differ from our 4-string standard. We cannot apply our regular production process to 5-string basses but we do offer to build them individually and have to price them accordingly. Build a 4-string bass in the configurator, hit ASK US A QUESTION and write "5-string" in the comment area or just write us a mail altogether. 

 

FRETLESS

Our fretless neck is made from amber-vintage tinted hard maple and has a black locust fretboard. Available variants: neck profile C or D, nut width 38,1 or 41,9 mm, lined or unlined. Fretless upcharge +360€ (300€ net of VAT).

 

30" SHORT SCALE

Our 30" shorty comes at no extra cost. Its neck is made from amber-vintage tinted hard maple, it sports a black locust & pearl dots fretboard, 38,1 mm nut width and C neck profile. Build a long scale bass in the configurator, hit ASK US A QUESTION and write "short scale" in the comment area or just write us a mail altogether. 

 

SPECIAL NECK OPTIONS

Our standard neck has a C profile, short headstock and black-rimmed silver logo. Matching the headstock top to your body color comes at an upcharge of +180€ (150€ net of VAT). 

We also offer D profile necks with a variety of options: standard short or long headstock, standard silver or orange logo, matching color. Upcharges depend on your individual combination of choices. 

 

348 SOUND CONFIGURATIONS

 
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. Click below to explore details and upcharges for the 348 most popular pickup-circuit combinations. 

 

ARTWORK

 

Here we're talking about an endless sea of possibilities. Our digital techniques span printing, lasering, inlays, decals and textile wrapping, as well as spray painting with stencils. We also offer highly artistic spray painting by hand which takes years of training.

Each of our artwork techniques has its own possibilities and restrictions but, roughly speaking, we can say this:

  • We can apply pretty much any custom design in high-resolution photo quality.
  • We can embellish body, pickguard and pickups, often seamlessly across all levels. 
  • Those underlying surfaces can be of any available color, not just white. 
  • Some techniques work only on the top surface, while others can be applied all around your bass, in 360 degrees.
  • If you have some vague design idea but don't quite know where to start, talk to us. It's easier than you think.
  • Another good place to start on your ultimate individual bass design are stock providers of graphics and images, such as dreamstime or shutterstock
  • In many cases it will be quite easy for us to alter such motifs so that they suit your purpose.
  • In many cases we can work with both, image files (such as jpg or png) or vector files (such as pdf, ai or eps).

Pricing largely depends on the amount of work we need to put in, we give you some rough ranges below. 


Digital 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

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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