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Vlček basses

Miroslav Vlček

Jackov, 68
67541 Nové Syrovice
tel: +420 603 545 131

info@vlcekbasses.cz


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Once when I was just browsing through the Internet I ran across interesting bass guitars by Mirek Vlček. I found out that some of my colleagues liked those instruments and they didn’t have just one. Mirek Vlček knows what he’s doing that to his praxis. Years of development gave him the understanding of not just the woods, but also surface finish, design, hardware and knowing which electronics will work for which instrument.
This constructor didn’t stagnate and thanks to continuing self-evolution he arrived at making his own models and he offers what he considers to be the best (… and the prices are more than amiable). If you have your own vision of what wood you want to use or which pieces of equipment you want it to have, you won’t hit a wall with Mirek. His workshop is open to all of Your wishes. From my personal experience,

I have a preference of what the guitar-maker tested or I play with changes that are reversible.

text: časopis Muzikus (Zdeněk Wimpy Tichota)

Na internetu jsem narazil na zajímavé baskytary od Mirka Vlčka. Zjistil jsem, že několik mých kolegů si tyto nástroje oblíbilo a nezůstávají jen u jednoho kusu. Mirek Vlček díky své praxi ví, co dělá. Léta vývoje mu dala pochopit jak dřevo, povrchová úprava, design, hardware nebo elektronika bude na nástroji fungovat.
Tento konstruktér neustrnul a díky neustálé sebe-evoluci dospěl k vlastním modelům a nabízí tedy to, co považuje za to nejlepší (…a ceny jsou opravdu přívětivé). Pokud máte vlastní představu z jakého dřeva, nebo jakými prvky nástroj vybavit, u Mirka nenarazíte. Jeho dílna je otevřená Vašim přáním. Z osobní zkušenosti ale dávám raději přednost tomu co má kytarář vyzkoušené, nebo si pohrávám jen s vratnými změnami.
text: časopis Muzikus (Zdeněk Wimpy Tichota)

Neck

Construction of the neck
I use either one-piece, two-piece or multi-lamination of 5 pieces necks. The neck is one of the most important components that affect the acoustic characteristics of the instrument. It makes to 70% of the instrument’s sound. The material, size - thickness and profile, mechanical toughness are all very important. The thickness of the neck can be felt in mechanical endurance and even in the sound of the instrument. Massive necks support basic frequencies and sustain. The sound is piercing, specific and carrying. The mechanical toughness depends on: used material, construction (the number of pieces of the neck), a method of reinforcement and size.

Fingerboard
I use ebony, Indian rosewood, Pau Ferro, maple, Wenge, Bubinga and many other exotic hardwoods. If we look past the mechanical endurance, which plays an important role, it is possible to affect the sound of the instrument by the material of fingerboard.
 

Fret

  • Quality and profile are important.

  • Soft frets muffle strings. It doesn’t have that much of higher harmonics.

  • Hard frets don’t hinder the strings and the sound is more brilliant.

  • Narrow frets have richer sound with many harmonics, but they wear out quicker.

  • Wide frets are used where we want to restrict higher harmonics.

 

Tone block

Thanks to the right selection of wood I can change the transmission from the neck to the body. This part of bass guitar let’s the neck transfer the string vibrations to the body of the instrument. It is interesting to compare differences of various woods.