This bass is sssssnapppy – quick attack, dynamically responsive, great for finger, tap, and it practically begs to be slapped.
Bias to the rear pickup, bass and mids get a little boost, treble to taste. Many of the headless basses I have played had graphite necks. They were typically bright and tight. The Marleaux is definitely tight, but it has an organic throaty voice, more woody. I think it is partially the Maple neck, AND the headless design must play some role, right?
The Marleaux Betra is the headless version of their Consat Custom. Why do I come up with different and new ideas with a headless bass? That is a rhetorical question that needs not be answered.
I say , take inspiration where you find it.
BTW, I think this bass design would make a wonderful fretless. Hmmmmm.
- Mahogany body
- Quilted Bubinga top
- Maple neck , 34″ scale
- Ebony fretboard
- 3 band EQ
- Active/Passive switch
- Standard type strings CAN be used with this bass
- 8lbs, 4 oz