Brady Muckelroy San Marcos, TX USA
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4s, 5s & my specialty... 6 and
As an active extended range player, I know
how they need to feel and sound to be good
tools of creation - not just 4 strings with more
strings. Call me, I'll build it.
What goes into a hand
Click here for a peek!
"It's very rare in the world of luthiery to be
able to buy a tool created by a player of Brady's caliber; the plusses in terms of tone and playability
are plusses to a player of any level..."
~ Scott Beckwith, Birdsong
Guitars / SD Curlee USA
I hold each build - and myself - to the highest standards. I will put
every bit of heart and soul I have into your instrument and see to it
that you are completely satisfied. I won't sleep until you...
"Love your bass!"
Models & specs
This is an overview of
what I offer... as a custom builder, model features can be combined
and your input is welcomed on any variation we can create to fill your
needs in a bass.
For regular updates on builds and
inventory, please follow
Basic pricing starts at
$1950 for a 4-string
5 strings $2300
6 strings $2650
7 strings $3100
(8 and beyond, inquire)
Most of my builds are neck-through
construction, though set and bolt-ons happen too.
All are equal to anything coming out of custom boutique workshops on
I'm happy to talk with you anytime, answer any questions, help you dream
a bass, and provide you with a personal build price quote.
If you've ever wanted the easy playing feel of a shorter scale 4
string, but wanted premium active electronics and luthier handmade
quality, here is the latest from Muckelroy Basses.
What makes a Charger32?
32" Medium scale 4-string
22 frets leaves room for slapping
Optimized pickup positioning
Modified Ensemble shape
The Muckelroy 18v preamp
the most natural sounding active pre you'll hear.
Powerful but centered at
very musical frequencies, so they're all useable... plus a passive tone control and
they all work simultaneously.
A HUGE sounding little bass
that almost plays itself.
|Updated pictures coming...
The Renegade leans more towards tradition. An
all-around workhorse with special attention to balance and playability.
34" scale bolt-on lined fretless 5-string of aged Guatemalan
Mahogany. Maple neck, Ziricote board w/Maple lines, Reed James Custom
pickup, passive volume & Muckelroy "DualTone"
Many configurations & combinations available. Simplicity and pure
wood tone were the goal with this particular build.
The Bernal has an
elegant look and muscular tone from a variety of pickup options. It was
named after a friend who inspired me to get into all of this... but he
waited for his behind this one, which went to Mike Huckabee!
Lots of different configurations & options available... get in
Designed to stand out with the solo voice
of the bass as well as fitting into the mix with a band - visually and
sonically. Pickup placement & selection is crucial for this and is
an area of particular exploration for me.
The Ensemble is a blend of traditional
influences and modern ergonomics, available in a couple of sizes to suit
the "average" to taller player comfortably.
Ensemble Elite 6-string, 33" scale neck
through with 26 fret Koa board. Neck is Maple & flamed Maple
3-piece, body is Mahogany, Alder, and figured Myrtle with Padouk accent
Delano JSBC pickups &
Delano Sonar 3 preamp with the Muckelroy "DualTone"
Many options & configurations available ~ call or email, let's
design your dream bass.
Mild to wild...
...and singlecuts too!
The Muckelroy preamp!
"Set flat it's all wood and
pickup, very transparent with no coloring. 3db signal boost so it hits
your amp clearer and stronger. Active bass, mid & treble controls
with 18db of boost or cut, so it's powerful - but they're centered at
very musical frequencies, all useable... plus a passive tone control and
they all work simultaneously."
Music has been my life and living as a
multi-instrumentalist, educator, repairman & luthier. Years of
experience taking electric bass to its outer limits has brought a deep
understanding of the need for an instrument that allows the player to
play unencumbered by its limitations.
I do my best to bring this experience to the builds in
ways that best suit my client's needs. Form should follow the function;
stability, tone and playability are crucial and those are designed and
built into every instrument from the start. I endeavor to bring my
best to everything I do.
Ordering is very easy; contact me and I'll answer any
questions you may have, and we can work up a build for you. Price will
include a professional gig bag and insured shipping (in the continental
USA - AK, HI and international clients charged actual shipping cost).
50% up front gets us going, with the balance due just prior to shipping.
A variety of payment types can be accepted.