If you are a true bass fan, you have probably heard of STR basses, though is not so likely that have you played one.
I have heard STR referred to in the bass community as the ” Japanese Fodera “.
While I understand the positive vibe attached to that comparison, this is not fair to either Fodera or STR.
Fodera makes wonderful basses, as does STR.
As with all basses , I suggest you assess the quality vs. price equation for each bass you play. Be objective.
STR does indeed make some very fine basses that use beautiful woods , the more hi end type of basses we love.
The Sierra was designed to be a much more affordable alternative to their Custom Shop instruments. There is NO sacrifice in electronics and hardware.
The cost reduction has come in the “cosmetics” department – a simple matte paint job , your choice black or white.
No exotic woods. Just good sounding woods.
- Ash body
- Maple neck , 34″ scale , 24 frets
- Rosewood finger board
- Bridge – STR DeviseR DBB518 , Brass
- Pickups DeviseR DC58, humbuckers with series / paraller switch
- Preamp – Aguilar OBP-3 with vol, tone control, blend, 3 band EQ with mid selects, active/passive option,
- Urethane Semi-gloss paint
- Bone nut
- Specs – 9.6lbs, 46mm nut, 18mm string spacing
- STR gig bag
Made in Japan , top shelf electronics and hardware , a full function and elegant bass for under $2K ?
What is the catch ?
Your reward for getting to the end of my words – $1,750 to the first to claim this bass !