Bass Number 8 – Daisy Rock – Rock Candy Custom Bass

Over the years I’ve known many female musicians and many of them played very well.  Lots of women that learn to play guitar, and especially bass, start with an immediate disadvantage.  They try to play instruments that were made to fit male hands.  String spacing, neck thickness, string gauge, body weight and scale length are all designed to fit the hands of the men that build and design guitars.  Since most woman’s hands are smaller it makes learning that much more difficult.

In the year 2000,  female bassist Tish Ciravolo, inspired by her young daughter, came up with the idea for Daisy Rock.  It didn’t hurt that her  husband Michael Ciravolo was the president of Schecter Guitar Research.

Initially Daisy Rock was a subsidiary of Schecter but by 2003 Daisy left Schecter and partnered with Alfred Music Publishing.  From 2002 to 2005 Daisy sales went from $400,000 to $2.5 million.

This bass is a Rock Candy Custom Bass.  Daisy has two lines and this one is part of their professional line.  The Musicians friend retail of $299.00 would seem to contradict that claim, but it does come with lots of big girl features such as Grover machine heads and [Seymour?] Duncan designed humbuckers.  The 34″ scale would seem to indicate this bass was for grownups.

The bass pictured here, (courtesy of Deep Cove Music),  played very nicely.  By comparison to my P-Bass and Warwick bass it definitely had a smaller feel to it.  But that after all was the whole idea.

Thanks Daisy Rock for helping girls rock too!

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Terri

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2 Responses to Bass Number 8 – Daisy Rock – Rock Candy Custom Bass

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  2. MicHaeL says:

    I’m sorry, but while I appreciate the sentiment, I have to call BS on what is said about women having an immediate disadvantage because instruments are sized to fit men.

    First of all, kids start on the same instruments, usually.
    On top of that, you don’t have to look far to see little shredding kids that outplay many grown men. – And in my experience, even though larger scale guitars are a little problematic, I don’t have much of a problem either and I don’t have the manliest hands.
    OK, fair enough, bass-guitars might be more challenging, but I see plenty of compact women rock those as well.

    Again, I appreciate the sentiment of making it a bit easier and more comfortable for say beginners and hobbyists, or even experienced professionals (cause it should be fun and not uncomfortable). But… Guitars aren’t THAT huge, they’re made for humans, not one specific gender.

    And besides, speaking on a technical level, it will change the sound of an instrument, so you shouldn’t really mess with that. – You also can’t just shrink a Cello or Double Bass or something, it won’t sound the way it should anymore.
    I think perhaps there should be more done for fanned frets and such things, to make instruments more ergonomic.

    Just my two Euro Cents.

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