This bass originally came here with a low B tuning, and it worked well for less aggressive players. Heavy slapping and popping not advised.
I put some TI steels on this bass, with a EADGC tuning , and it is literally a different instrument. The bass range is robust and the mids and highs sweet – roll off the tone a bit and imagine a jazz box.
Simple can be simply fantastic.This bass proves that concept. I have long said that multi-laminate basses are not necessarily better instruments – to the contrary – gorgeous exotic wood is no guarantee of great tone and playability ; the only given may be a pleasing appearance. Please do not misunderstand, a bass that features exotic woods can be a tremendous bass. ( Just not required. )
Back to this bass
- Mahogany body – 7lbs, 2oz !
- Mahogany neck
- Ebony fretboard , 32″ scale , 24 frets
- Kent Armstrong custom MM pickup
- Hipshot A style bridge
- Hipshot tuners
- Bocote accents – control panel, bridge base , headstock
- Passive bass with volume and tone control
- String thru body on the low B string
- Levy’s fabric gig bag
This bass plays great – consistent feel and response across the fretboard. The tone is big and clear. The low B is wonderful , how did he do that ? Don’t ask.
Condition is excellent, with a ding on the back being the cosmetic drag. ( Don’t look at it )
I’ll be happy to string this with a low B if you prefer , just let me know.