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Where can I buy a bass?
Please check our Distribution page. top
How and where can I order a bass made to my specifications?
Please check our how to order direct page. top
Why do I never see an advertisement for Adamovic basses?
We simply do not need to advertise! Since 2001 we have managed to steadily grow each year and keep our building schedule fully booked, relying only on our satisfied customers who are spreading the word about our basses. Most of our customers own several Adamovic basses or have their second one on order and we are very proud about it! top
How long does it take to make a custom ordered bass?
From the moment the building process starts it takes about 3 months for an oiled bass and about 4 months for a lacquered bass to finish. Your deposit secures you the soonest available place in the production schedule. The date when we can start building your instrument depends on the schedule at that time. Please send us an e-mail for the current building schedule. top
Can you build me the bass with the body shape I designed?
We do not offer that option anymore. We have developed and tested our models for many years and this resulted in the mature ergonomic basses with the sound we like. We want our basses to be perfect in every way before we put our logo on them. We simply cannot guarantee that on custom shapes. top
Why don't you offer other brands of preamps, hardware or pick-ups?
There are other brands that can sound great and we tested most of them. But a bass is more than just a sum of its components. It is all about how all the components and the construction come together. Compare it to cooking; you can have the best sausage, the best fruit salad and the best wine but if you put them all together into one dish you will probably not like what you taste. We have experimented a lot over the years and this resulted in the construction and components we use today. top
I never had an oiled finished bass before and I am afraid it will not be protected well
In the past oil finishes earned a bad reputation because they did not protect the wood well and oil finished necks turned grey in a couple of months. But how long the oil finish lasts and how well it protects the wood depends on the type of oil finish. In the past (and some companies still do!) the instruments where finished with tung oil or similar oils. These oils are not suitable for finishing an instrument.
We have developed our own oil blend. It is a special catalyzed oil blend witch preserves the wood and gives very good protection against moisture and stains. Our in house developed oil blend has the characteristic that it slightly penetrates in the wood and hardens to a natural tough solid polymer and makes the surface of the wood harder and more wear resistant. We believe this can be the nicest looking finish for most hard woods. It gives the wood a very natural feel and look. The durability of the instrument depends on the wood itself, so softer woods tend to wear easier. The nice feature of oiled basses is that after some time the scratches kind of blend out by constant contact with your clothes and hands. top
Why do you offer an oiled finish as a standard finish for necks?
The standard finish for the necks is an oil finish, because most people prefer the smooth, natural feel of an oil-finished neck. But also because, with an oiled fingerboard, an oil-finished neck is more humidity stable (with a painted fingerboard, a painted neck is more humidity stable). This is because for the neck to be humidity stable, the back of the neck and the fingerboard should gain and lose moisture at an equal rate. top
Why do you use woods I never heard off?
Back when Nikola Adamovic started building basses he discovered that the main reason most other builders use only traditional woods is simply because they never tried anything else. At Adamovic we spent years of experimenting to find the right woods for our necks with the perfect stiffness to weight ratio; the best woods for our bodies and the toughest woods for our fingerboards. This led us to the use of less familiar wood species, like Solomon padouk, zolernia and Guariuba. We discovered some of these woods have better mechanical or sound properties for certain purposes than the traditional woods but we still choose traditional woods like maple, ash and walnut for other purposes, depending on the sound we want to achieve. All woods we offer have been tested on several basses to insure the woods are suitable and save. top
What kind of warranty do you offer?
Please check our Policy page. top
Can you tell me more about the shipping to a different country and the shipping costs?
We can ship fully insured with UPS or TNT to most countries. TNT works with most of the local postal services. The shipping costs depend on the weight and size of the package. Please send us an e-mail with your address so we can give you the shipping info. top
How do you ship the basses?
The basses come in a hard shell case. The basses are additionally fixed inside the case so they can not move around the case, while being transported. Warranty and tools are included. top