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Evening Star: Build Your BITE Premium Bass

 2.398,00

Poplar burl top
The Night Flash Bass
Museum of Fine Arts Vienna, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow, 1565
35″ Steampunk artwork. Scroll down for more pics

Bass rules the evening – as long as it is powerful and articulate. The BITE Evening Star is the elegant ruler of the show.

A faint bass will spoil even the best show. The BITE Evening Star comes with BITE 1000mV pickups: record-strong 1000 millivolts, loud and well-defined, all-passive, true bass force of nature. Read here what others say about their BITE basses’ 1000mV sound.

The BITE Evening Star comes also well-dressed in elegance: no pickguard, rear-access control cavity, figured tops and an aesthetic intertwining of two body silhouettes: now you see the core wood, now you don’t. The sloping body bevels are sanded by hand, they can be straight ‘n’ edgy or smoth ‘n’ curvy, you decide. 

The 34″ version features 24 easy-to-reach frets, a GOTOH premium bridge with brass saddles offering top load or string thru, and lightweight compact tuners with an encapsulated 1:17 precision gear. A 4-string alder model clocks in at around 3.5 kg. 

All this & more at a stunningly affordable price. We build each bass individually following customer specifications. Make your Evening Star selections below and add to cart. Check out and sit back, we’ll take care of everything else. 

Express delivery to your doorstep is insured, so BITE carries the risk of damage or loss during transit until safe delivery at your doorstep. You’re always welcome to mail, phone or text us for questions. 

 

  • BUILD YOUR EVENING STAR

    *Right or Left-Hand?
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    *How Many Strings?
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    • + 555 €
    *4-String Scale Length
    • + 360 €
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    • + 360 €
    5-String Scale Length

    The 5-string Evening Star is available only with 34" standard long scale length. 

    ~~~ BODY ~~~

    *Body Wood
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    • + 240 €
    • + 340 €
    *Body Surface
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    • + 240 €
    *Body Paint
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    • + 54 €
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    • + 68 €
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    • + 98 €
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    *Figured Top Wood
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    • + 60 €
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    *Figured Top Color
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    *Body Back & Sides Color
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    • + 60 €

    ~~~ NECK ~~~

    • 34": 24 frets
    • 9.5" to 10" compound fretboard radius, that's the worldwide premium standard, i.e. upper frets are comfortable to reach, otherwise 9.5" at the 24th fret would be quite uneasy to play
    • Neck shape C
    • Our standard fretwire is 18% nickel silver in medium jumbo dimensions: crown width 0.090" (2,28mm) x crown height 0.055" (1,40mm). These are the most commonly used dimensions in electric basses. We can install individual fretwire upon request. Drop us a line. 
    • 27": 22 frets
    • 9.5" to 10" compound fretboard radius, that's the worldwide premium standard, i.e. upper frets are comfortable to reach, otherwise 9.5" at the 22th fret would be quite uneasy to play
    • Neck shape C
    • Our standard fretwire is 18% nickel silver in medium jumbo dimensions: crown width 0.090" (2,28mm) x crown height 0.055" (1,40mm). These are the most commonly used dimensions in electric basses. We can install individual fretwire upon request. Drop us a line. 
    • 35": 24 frets
    • 9.5" to 10" compound fretboard radius, that's the worldwide premium standard, i.e. upper frets are comfortable to reach, otherwise 9.5" at the 22th fret would be quite uneasy to play
    • Neck shape C
    • Our standard fretwire is 18% nickel silver in medium jumbo dimensions: crown width 0.090" (2,28mm) x crown height 0.055" (1,40mm). These are the most commonly used dimensions in electric basses. We can install individual fretwire upon request. Drop us a line. 
    • 24 frets
    • 9.5" to 10" compound fretboard radius, that's the worldwide premium standard, i.e. upper frets are comfortable to reach, otherwise 9.5" at the 22nd fret would be quite uneasy to play
    • Neck shape C
    • Our standard fretwire is 18% nickel silver in medium jumbo dimensions: crown width 0.090" (2,28mm) x crown height 0.055" (1,40mm). These are the most commonly used dimensions in electric basses. We can install individual fretwire upon request. Drop us a line. 
    *4-String Nut

    Select your nut width and material. 38mm (1.5") is the width of narrow, J-type necks,
    while 42mm (1.65") of wider, P-type necks.

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    • + 36 €
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    *5-String Nut
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    • + 36 €
    *Neck Wood
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    • + 180 €
    *Matched Headstock
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    • + 120 €
    *Fingerboard
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    • + 180 €
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    • + 240 €
    *Inlays
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    • + 79 €
    *Inlays
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    *Inlays
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    *Inlays
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    *Inlays
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    Euphoria Fretless

    We build our basses without tropical wood, so we experimented with many ebony
    substitutes for fretless basses and hit the bull’s eye with an ebony lookalike called
    Euphoria. This is a modified European hardwood stabilized with resins.
    It was developed by the University of Göttingen in Germany,
    it looks, feels, works and sounds like ebony.

    Available variants include unlined and lined
    Side dots in unlined necks are by default on the fret positions #3-5-7-9-12-15-17-19.
    Side dots in lined necks are by default centered between the fret lines #3-5-7-9-12-15-17-19.
    Other options are available on request. 


    Fretless 2

    ~~~ SOUND ~~~

    *How Many Pickups?


    What's a J (single coil) and a traditional or reverse P (split coil)? Read here about it. 
    What’s an H (humbucker) and a splitter? Read here about it.

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    • + 195 €
    *Select Your Mid Pickup
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    • + 165 €
    • + 225 €
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    *Select Your Neck Pickup
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    • + 165 €
    • + 225 €
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    *Select Your Bridge Pickup
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    • + 165 €
    • + 225 €
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    *Select Your Pickup Color

    Branded pickups are not available in the USA.

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    *Circuit

    Read more about bass circuits here

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    *Control Layout

    Additional switches can be placed individually or as push-pull knobs.
    By default, the output jack is side mounted but we can also mount it front side.
    Talk to us, we're happy to accommodate your ideas. 

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    ~~~ HARDWARE ~~~

    *Bridge

    By default, we install a GOTOH premium bridge with hard zinc base plate,
    19mm string spacing, mounting screws on all sides for gapless coupling and
    guideways to stabilize the saddles sideways.

    Let us know if you prefer any different bridge. If there is a reputable
    supplier and we have no quality concerns, we're happy to source and install it for you,
    we need to charge for the extra cost and time. 

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    • + 20 €
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    *Top Load or String Thru?
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    • + 120 €
    *Control Knobs
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    • + 11 €
    • + 14 €
    • + 19 €
    • + 24 €
    *Tuning Machines
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    • + 14 €
    • + 23 €
    • + 20 €
    • + 30 €
    • + 40 €
    *Strap Buttons
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    • + 14 €
    • + 23 €
    • + 20 €
    • + 30 €
    • + 40 €
    *Screw Color

    Match your hardware color or set an eyecatching contrast.

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    • + 12 €
    • + 23 €
    *Strings
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    • + 49 €
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    Your Evening Star includes a padded premium bag.

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Delivery time: 8 to 16 weeks

Cutaways and neck pocket complement each other to one elegant and unique contour

 

 

Museum of Fine Arts Vienna, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow, 1565, repainted by hand in 2023

35″ XL scale, HH pickup configuration, Steampunk artwork, matched headstock

 

27″ short scale, paulownia super lightweight, 2.3kg (5 lbs)

 

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