Origin 2017-09-05T09:23:30+00:00


Many phenotypes, just one genotype

  • De Gier Origin 5 Buckeye Burl

You could dress differently, have a new hairstyle or change your vocabulairy, but you’d still be you. A canvas can be painted red, black or blue, but it would still be the same canvas.

So then, what kind of canvas is Origin?

Sander de Gier

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Nobody likes a neck that’s constantly on the move. I implement a steel dual action trussrod and carbon fibre reinforcements into each neck. This creates stability and allows for comfortable neck adjustments, as well as easy future servicing. This neck is designed to last.
We use lightweight tuners because they help to eliminate the neckdive caused by heavy tuners. The strap holder on the bottom is shifted to a location that helps achieve a better weight distribution. Together these features make Origin easy on your shoulder and create an excellent balance.

The neck is held to the body with 5 screws and inserts. There is absolutely no movement or loss of energy in the neckjoint. There are no sharp corners on the heel to block your hand from reaching the last fret. Tonally you get all the benefits of a bolt on neck: the dynamics and expressive qualities.

Origin works well with many types of wood. Whether it be ash, mahogany, alder or something different like abachi, each of these woods will have a matching fingerboard wood and type of pickup to get to a great sound. Since Origin is always built as a custom bass for each individual, there is no standard ‘Origin-wood’, even though you’ll find alder and mahogany as standard in the pricelist. It is a matter of personal taste and demands from the customer and my experience as a bassbuilder, that together we come to a personalised great sounding bass. And then I have a considerable stock of gorgeous topwoods to get the looks as stunning as possible.
The disadvantage of a small (vintage) radius is that the strings are in the same radius while pickup poles are flat. So outer strings are often louder than inner strings because they are closer to the pickup. Especially with a 5 or 6 string. That’s why I have chosen a compound radius of 10” to 16”. A compound radius also allows for a lower action, something you’d expect from a handmade bass. And if you don’t prefer a low action, no problem… I’ll be happy to set it up higher for you.
Although almost any pickup will sound great on an Origin, a lot of times we end up with rather modern soapbar style pickups that have a humcancelling single coil type of sound. This bass is expressive by character and such pickups seem like a natural match.
Origin comes with a preamp. We like the OBP-3 a lot, but a different preamp can be discussed. The standard controls with OBP-3 are: Balance, Volume (pull passive), Bass, Mid (pull midshift), Treble.
  • De Gier Origin 5 Spalted Walnut
  • De Gier Origin 5 Spalted Walnut
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Dit is een bas die inspireert het beste uit jezelf te halen. Alles lijkt zoveel makkelijker te gaan…
De Gier hat einen schönen Fretless gebaut, den man gerne anfasst. Dabei steht dann gar nicht die spektakuläre Holzoptik im vordergrund, sondern einfach ein guter Bass, dessen Aussehen und die vorzüglichen klangeigenschaften den Spieler beflügeln können.
Gitarre und Bass
Sander de Gier ist durch seine Erfahrung und sein Know-How in der Lage, sehr hochwertige Instrumente zu bauen.
Bass Professor
Zweifellos, dieser Mann kann feine Bässe bauen.
Gitarre und Bass
Uff, dieser Bass ist nicht nur wunderschön, sondern auch noch überuas userfreundlich. Gefingert und geslappt hält er ein toller Spielgefuhl bereit – so soll das sein…!
Bass Professor
Deze bas speelt echt als een pakje boter. Alles aan dit instrument ademt topklasse, en tijdens het spelen merk je dat opnieuw. Veel moeilijke licks gaan ineens vanzelf en de groovy inspiratie komt weer met bakken uit de lucht gekletterd. Niets dan lof voor deze bas.
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Origin Custom

(Custom specs are: no top, 1pc neck, pickguard)

Origin Custom 4 string: starting at € 2595,-
Origin Custom 5 string: starting at € 2760,-
Origin Custom 6 string: starting at € 2925,-

Origin Deluxe

(Deluxe specs are: figured topwood, 3pc neck, deeper contoured body)

Origin Deluxe 4 string: starting at € 2850,-
Origin Deluxe 5 string: starting at € 3025,-
Origin Deluxe 6 string: starting at € 3220,-

Prices are excluding shipping.
Prices are including 21% VAT.
Customers outside the EU can deduct this VAT from the total amount.

Ordering from our inventory

We always have some instruments in stock. We do this to serve our customers who first want to try out a few guitars or basses before they decide.

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Let us help you make the right choices. Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss the possibilities with you. Of course you are also more than welcome to visit our shop.

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Origin Custom

Body Alder
Neck Maple, with slanted headstock
Fingerboard Rosewood
Color Vintage color with pickguard in color of your choice
Pickups Nordstrand Big Splits
Preamp Aguilar OBP-3
Bridge Custom de Gier/ETS
Tuners Hipshot ultralite
Gigbag Including De Gier gigbag

Origin Deluxe

Body Alder or Mahogany, with detailed 3D bodycontours, flame maple topwood with black lining
Neck 3 piece Maple, with slanted headstock and matching headstock cover
Fingerboard Rosewood
Finish Satin
Pickups Your choice
Preamp Aguilar OBP-3
Bridge Custom de Gier/ETS
Tuners Hipshot ultralite
Gigbag Including De Gier gigbag


7 string
€ 300,-
Fretless (optional coating)
No extra charge
Lefthanded € 230,-
Different pickups or electronics
Upon request
Custom colors
€ 80,-
Custom stringspacing € 150,-
High gloss finish (for Deluxe)
€ 350,-
Oil finish (for Deluxe)
minus € 150,-
Bound fingerboard
€ 150,-
Custom inlays
Upon request
Gold hardware
€ 55,-
Lightweight Swamp Ash body
€ 120,-
Custom bodywood
Upon request
Spalted Maple top (Deluxe only)
€ 350,-
Buckeye burl top (Deluxe only)
€ 350,-
Custom topwood (Deluxe only)
Upon request
Maple fingerboard (coated)
€ 80,-
Custom fingerboard wood
Upon request
Any other custom option not in this list is available upon request.


Origin 4 Origin 5 Origin 6
Neckwidth at nut 41 mm 46 mm 52 mm
Neckwidth at last fret 61 mm 73 mm 88 mm
Thickness at nut 21 mm 21 mm 21 mm
Thickness at 12th fret 23 mm 23 mm 23 mm
Fretsize medium medium medium
Stringspacing at bridge 19 mm 18 mm 18 mm
Radius fingerboard 10″ to 16″ 10″ to 16″ 10″ to 16″
Neckshape C C C
Number of frets 24 24 24
Neckjoint Bolt on Bolt on Bolt on
Scale 34″ 34″ 34″
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