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The Diana Bass by Tom Ribbecke

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OK, We’ve received a lot of questions from fans recently regarding Jack’s new acoustic bass, The Diana, by Tom Ribbecke. If you were lucky enough to catch Hot Tuna on their west coast swing in early January, you would have caught a glimpse of the new bass. Jack has been playing The Diana in very limited situations, such as the Fillmore Show. This is primarily because he doesn’t want to subject it to airline baggage handlers who are notoriously hard on guitars, just ask any player who has had to travel, ugh. This is no small guitar and it is VERY special to him. So he is very protective of it, as one might imagine, thus the limited usage. With that said, Jack absolutely loves playing the Diana bass. And he would like to acknowledge Tom Ribbecke for his outstanding commitment to this project. “Tom is an outstanding craftsman, but more importantly, he listens and understands the importance of each project. He put his heart and soul into this project. The results are beautiful. Just like it’s inspiration.”

Kevin Johnson, Managing Editor at No Treble, wrote a nice review of the Diana Bass. Here are some of the specs

 

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Jack Casady’s Ribbecke Guitars Diana Bass Specs:
Scale: 34″
Width at Lower Bout: 18 1/2″
Deepest Part of Body: 6 1/2″
Nut Width: 1 5/8″
Width at Body Joint: 2 5/16″
Top: Englemann Spruce
Back and Sides: Myrtle
Binding: Koa
Fittings: All Ebony Fittings Shop Made
Neck Depth at 1st Fret: .890″
Strings Pictured: .045 .055 .078 .098″ Phosphor Bronze