Wenge and Purpleheart with Hawaiian Koa veneer between laminations.
5 piece neck has tapered stringers, truss rod and 2 carbon fiber
rods. Graph-Tech Nut.
Ebony with 26 frets (over 2 octaves!)
Big Singles mounted in custom Wenge covers
OPB-3 3-Band with selectable mid-range switch (Hi and Low Mid).
Bridge: Hipshot 17mm spacing
Tuners: Hipshot Ultra Light.
Finish: High Gloss
I have personally played this bass recently and have continued to be impressed with its sound and how easy it is to play. It reminds me of the Victor Wooten sound, so even if you can't play like him you can at least sound like him!
This 5-string bass is a great deal for the workmanship and sound it offers. It's a great instrument for the 4-string player thinking about going to 5-string. The neck and string spacing are much more like a 4-string and it plays very easily as it has a slightly more radiused fingerboard, somewhat like a Fender® neck. By the same token, this light and compact instrument is also perfect for those female bass players who have been searching for a bass that really fits!
This is actually
the first production bass we started with, hence its serial number (06B001).
The neck is created with tapered laminations of wenge and purpleheart,
each separated by a veneer of hawaiian koa. The body is wenge with
purpleheart plates front and back, again with hawaiian koa details.
The result is a very pleasing contrast of woods.
Wenge is a great
wood for tonal qualities, and purpleheart has a tendency to extend
the sustain of lower frequency bass notes. The bass sounds awesome, super tight low notes and crystal clear highs. It is fitted with
a Gabon Ebony fingerboard. This bass has a small compact body and
feels light and comfortable.
This bass is fitted with a Hipshot bridge, very punchy Nordstrand pickups and an Aguilar
OPB-3 Electronics package including a mid-range frequency switch (like having two mid range controls for low and high mids). This further enhances the instrument's
performance by providing a great deal of control over its tone.
The purpleheart contributes to a great low end and sustain and looks beautiful.
|The neck-through design of this bass is very elegant and is also very comfortable to play.
||The bass is very easy to play - great for soloing! Scale length is 34.5" so it has a super strong low-B!