Groove

Five-String Electric Bass

Wood

Neck

Nine-piece neck through design made from African mahogany, bloodwood, Brazilian ebony, and African wenge with curly maple accents.

Body

Wenge with full-body bloodwood inlay on top of bloodwood, Spanish cedar, and wenge with curly maple accents.

Fingerboard

Indian rosewood

Inlay

Bloodwood highlighted by curly maple.

Body Shape

5-String Double-Cut

Electronics

Bartolini Soapbar Humbuckers; Bartolini NTMB 918 three-band, 18 volt preamp; master volume; blend, treble, mid, and bass controls; and a three-way toggle switch to select mid frequencies.

Hardware

Chrome Gotoh Mini-Tuners and Schaller Roller Bridge.

Finish

Hand rubbed oil.

 

The head to toe bloodwood and maple inlay does not even compare to the tone of this instrument. The exquisitely carved, asymmetrical profile of the neck makes it as comfortable as the precisely set action and intonation make it fast and easy playing. In Tucson, Joe told me he had been playing everything he could get his hands on, and "This bass blows them all away!"

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