Franz BassGuitars & Ralf Gauck & Rheingold
Stunning Luthiery on the outside, Rheingold inside.
The initial request by Ralf Gauck to get a custom-made Rheingold pickup for his Franz Basses "Sirius" signature fretless bass sparked a long-standing collaboration between luthier Xaver Tremel and us.
Since the inception of Ralf's first signature bass, we have created another custom pickup encased in a wooden finger ramp that is featured in Franz Basses' second Ralf Gauck signature bass - the fretted "Sirius RG".
Both basses not only sport our pickup, but are also wired by us. Rheingold wiring, pickups and even the BP2 active onboard preamps are now available as custom options when ordering one of Xaver Tremel's beautiful basses.