Built in 2001, this bass is like new and appears to be virtually unplayed.
- Mahogany body
- 100+ year old Redwood top
- Gaboon Ebony fretboard
- 3 piece Maple neck, 35″ scale
- Duncan mag pickup
- RMC piezo
- Passive bass – master volume, individual volume and tone for each pickup
- Formfit ultralight hardshell case
Here Ken explains the difference between his three Chambered designs: ” I would have to say that the Chamberbass and the CB I are very similar because of the wood tailpiece/longer anchor length. The Chamberbass is typically a little more overtone heavy whereas the CB I has a more focused fundamental because of the neck/body attachment. Both have a very woody, acoustic quality with a stronger entry into the note because of the higher string compliance (perceived tension). The CB II is a more organic version of a solid body instrument. It gives you qualities of an older bass mixed with newer fidelity.
These are generalizations that I’m giving through memory. The obvious real test would be to build all three and really put them to task. There’s also the fact that I just re-designed the bridge for the Chamberbass and have not used it on the CB I. Typically, the CB I has a wooden “cradle” with metal saddles for the bridge where the CB II has a typical metal bass bridge and given the materials and design of that, the sound can vary greatly.
The overall character is: the single-cuts have a more solid fundamental, the bolt-on has a “warmer” sound because of the stronger overtones and both basses with the extended wooden tailpiece have a tauter feel because of the higher string compliance (perceived tension).”
A pristine example of a great bass design by one of the worlds’ very best bass builders – need I say more ?