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"Pat Wilkins does superb finish work on guitars and basses. Whether you're after a new, flashy custom finish or a subtle restoration on a vintage instrument, Pat is the best there is. His own custom built guitars and basses are fantastic as well, and besides all that he is one of the nicest people in the guitar business that I have ever worked with."
Elliot Easton - Los Angeles, CA 

"Pat put new clear coats on two of my most prized basses - a '63 EBO and an old Epiphone "Newport".  I brought the EBO in to see if he could preserve a rather large Shiva sticker which I recklessly put on it - it's now preserved forever!  I was SO HAPPY with the results.  Not only do both of these basses feel 10 times better in my hands, but they catch the light in a way that's really cool." 
Matt Malley - Founding Member, Counting Crows 


"In my 38 years as an electric bassist I have owned just about every bass you can think of... Nothing ever fully satisfied my eclectic tastes or truly diverse gig demands until I discovered my Wilkins basses. Not only are the electronics flexible enough to rise to any occasion, but the feel of the instrument is unsurpassed. No matter what you're looking for in an instrument, Wilkins can keep you happy for a long, long time. I'm hooked!"
Joe Iaquinto - Los Angeles

"Pat is a true craftsman and that is reflected in the obvious attention to detail in all his work. The paintwork is flawless and the nicely radiused fingerboard edges and excellent fretwork are a joy to behold. I can honestly say that these basses are among the most comfortable and satisfying I have ever played." 
Harmony Central Post

"I have a Wilkins bass, which, I don’t know if you know of them, but they’re just phenomenal basses. It’s my favorite one right at the moment."

Trevor Rabin, MusicPlayer.com Magazine

"Pat Wilkins has become family to me. He not only endorses me as an Artist, but he custom makes all of my Telecaster style guitars that I use. And he is a genius at making bass guitars as well as doing World Renown guitar finishes for some of the most famous artists around. If you value the best - then you need a Wilkins RoadTested Guitars and Basses"

Bob Farrell

"If you want the best in the world to do it for you, call Pat Wilkins. Last year, I called him saying I wanted my bass to be "Honda Element Orange." Specifically that shade of orange. Pat made it happen, and it looks beautiful. #1 in the world, and he is very affordable."
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From BassTalk.com  

"I've had Pat refinish 4 or 5 basses, as well as do various other work - routing, neck pocket widening, etc. He also built me a sweet bass that was basically 100% Wilkins minus the body being from Warmoth. He's the nicest guy in the business and I recommend working with him ESPECIALLY for refinishing. His finishes are no doubt the best you can get and he's surprisingly fast - you'd think work like that would take a long time but Pat is quick like a ninja."

Tim Bosby

"Reviving an old thread, but for good reason. Just got my '79 sunburst back from rehab. Pat Wilkins gets major woo-hoo's for making it almost new. In addition to the refret, he filled a gouge along the bottom and refretted the fretboard."

MalThumb

"Pat is a super great guy who is extremely talented, and awesome to work with! Just love working on projects with him. Such a stand up guy...I can't say enough! I mock it up in Photoshop, and Pat hits it out of the park!"

MarkusBass

"If you're a fan of the classic electric bass guitars of the 60's, you know the models that are considered the "holy grail" instruments. We're big fans of these instruments, too. Our period correct '64 WJJ and WPB are incredibly accurate representations of the basses that have been on thousands of recordings. Bodies and necks are precision cut to exact vintage specifications from alder or ash. Period correct exotic models are crafted with reclaimed woods from the 50's and 60's in order to produce instruments that are equally as old as the original instruments. Necks are figured or hard rock maple with Indian or Brazilian rosewood fingerboards. Vintage fret wire and hardware are used for accuracy of vintage specifications. The correct pickups have been analyzed to produce the identical sound of these legendary instruments. Proper spacing between the pickups and also the bridge have been meticulously measured so that the sound is as accurate as possible. Finishes are done in house to exacting colors and specifications. We use only the finest and proper hardware from the era to reproduce the sound, look and feel of the original. The WRTJ* and WRTP* basses are the finest period correct reproductions available today http://www.wilkinsguitars.com/ ".

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*Model numbers adjusted to reflect current model number

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"In my 38 years as an electric bassist I have owned just about every bass you can think of... Nothing ever fully satisfied my eclectic tastes or truly diverse gig demands until I discovered my Wilkins basses. Not only are the electronics flexible enough to rise to any occasion, but the feel of the instrument is unsurpassed. No matter what you're looking for in an instrument, Wilkins can keep you happy for a long, long time. I'm hooked!"                                                                            Joe Iaquinto - Los Angeles

Jimmy Haslip, bass guitarist who was a founding former member of the jazz fusion group the Yellowjackets, also an early user of the five-string electric bass.

Phil Chen, well known Jamaican bassist, a session bassists, for Artist  including Jeff Beck,  Rod Stewart, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of The Doors.

The BassHang.com visited Wilkins Guitars shop and talks to Pat about his new line  of RoadTested Basses.

BassHang.com checks out the RoadTested WRTJP4 Bass

RoadTested Woodstock Amp

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