All Our Basses 2015

All About That Bass – Our current Studio Basses

People ask us a lot about the basses we’re using in our videos. RenĂ© and Gregor got together to demonstrate and talk about the current bass selection at the BassTheWorld.com studio. Have fun!

Here’s some extra info and videos about all these basses, in order of appearance.

1. Torillo JB Prototype (min 5:50 – 9:16)

  • handmade in Germany by Tomek Germann
  • alder body
  • maple neck
  • rosewood fingerboard
  • Nordstrand Big Singles pickups in traditional 60s positions
  • passive electronic
  • Elixir .045 strings

https://www.facebook.com/torillo.basses

(no demo available yet, will be added soon)

2. F-Bass Vintage Series VF-P5 (min 9:16 – 12:18)

  • model: VF-P 5string
  • body: 2pc alder
  • neck: 1pc maple
  • fingerboard: maple
  • nut width: 44mm (1 3/4″)
  • width @ last fret: 76mm (3″)
  • scale: 34″
  • 21 frets
  • fingerboard radius: 9-14″ (compound radius)
  • string spacing @ the bridge: 19mm
  • string spacing @ the nut: 10mm
  • headstock: natural
  • inlays: black front and side dots
  • finish: Root Beer highgloss
  • pickguard: creme 3ply
  • bridge: Hipshot vintage
  • tuners: Gotoh (20:1 ratio)
  • pickup: Aguilar AG 5P-60 (formvar 42 gauge wire, AlNiCo5 magnets)
  • controls: passive volume/tone
  • Rotosound 665 Swing Bass strings

http://www.fbass.com/models/model/vf

3. Adamovic Halo 5 Fretless (min 12:18 – 16:05)

  • body: Tulipwood
  • pickups: Adamovic Rampbar
  • top wood: Purpleheart
  • electronics: Passive
  • pickup covers: Zolernia
  • knobs: Zolernia
  • main neck wood: Maple
  • secondary neck wood: purpleheart
  • fingerboard: Zolernia
  • bridge: Zolernia
  • scale length: 33″
  • tuners: Hipshot Ultralites
  • nut: Zolernia
  • strings: La Bella 050 gauge Flats (“James Jamerson” Flats)

http://www.adamovic.nl/

4. Sandberg California TT4 Masterpiece (min 12:18 – 21:02)

  • swamp ash body
  • maple neck
  • maple fretboard
  • masterpiece grade artificial aged finish
  • tobacco sunburst
  • kloppmann 60’s JB pickups in cream covers
  • passive electronic (vol/vol/tone)
  • “cheap” f-style gotoh bridge for “traditional” attack and sustain
  • equipped with DR HiBeam 0.45 strings

http://www.sandberg-guitars.de/

5. Sunn Mustang (FMIC) Fretless (min: 21:02 – 24:56)

  • alder or basswood body…. no one really knows ;)
  • maple neck
  • rosewood fingerboard
  • stock pickups, electronics and hardware
  • defretted
  • La Bella 760FL Flatwound Strings

(no demo yet, will be added soon)

6. Ibanez ATK 300 / old series (min 24:56 – 28:02)

  • ash body
  • maple neck
  • ATK 3-coil pickup
  • pickups selector for various coil combinations
  • active 3-band EQ
  • DR Strings Sunbeams .045

http://www.ibanez.com/

7. Music Man Sterling 4 (min 28:02 – 33:04)

  • alder body
  • maple neck and fingerboard
  • all stock (except the pickguard)
  • does anyone know the name of this purple finish?
  • active 2-band EQ
  • pickup selector with 3 different coil combinations
  • D-Tuner (don’t really need it…)
  • (usually) Elixir .045 strings

http://www.music-man.com/

8. Sandberg California TT4 “Wasabi Bass” (min 33:04 – 39:36)

  • alder body
  • maple neck and fingerboard
  • Lindy Fralin pickups
  • Gotoh bridge
  • passive
  • Wasabi airbrush finish
  • looks ugly! :)
  • sounds awesome!
  • DR Strings Sunbeams .045

http://www.sandberg-guitars.de/

9. Mayones Slogan 4 “BassTheWorld” Custom (min 39:36 – 45:46)

  • Maple Body
  • Maple/Wenge Neck
  • Neck Thru construction
  • Eye Elm Top
  • Wenge Fingerboard
  • active EMG PJ Pickups
  • EMG 3bd EQ w/ variable mids
  • Schaller Tuners
  • Mayones 2pc Bridge
  • Galli D-Tuned strings or Elixir Nickel 0.45s

http://www.mayones.com/

10. Musicvox Spaceranger (min 45:46 – 49:02)

  • Limited Edition No. 4 of 4
  • designed in the USA
  • manufactured in Vietnam
  • finish: red metallic highgloss w/ binding
  • body: mahogany
  • neck: maple
  • neck profile: C
  • scale: 30inch
  • fretboard: rosewood w/ binding
  • inlays: pearloid blocks
  • frets: 20 medium
  • saddle: plastic
  • neck width at saddle: 45mm
  • string spacing at bridge: 19mm
  • pickups: Musicvox Vintage Style humbucker
  • controls: volume, tone, 3-way pickup selector
  • tuners: Kluson type
  • pickguard: 1ply creme
  • bridge: tune-o-matic w/ stop tailpiece
  • weight: 3,3kg (7,28lbs)
  • DR Strings Flatwounds .045

http://www.musicvox.com/

11: Musicvox Space Cadet 12-string (min: 49:02 – end)

  • manufacturer: Musicvox
  • model: Space Cadet 12-String
  • construction: neck thru body
  • body: mahogany
  • neck: maple
  • fretboard: rosewood
  • neck width at nut: 54mm
  • neck width at 21st fret: 68mm
  • scale: 34″
  • frets: 21
  • string spacing at bride: 18,5mm
  • string spacing at nut: 14,5mm
  • inlays: blocks
  • finish: gold sparkle
  • bridge: 2-pc tune-o-matic style
  • tuners: locking tuners
  • pickups: 2x soapbars
  • controls: volume, bass, mid, treble
  • 3-way toggle for pickup selection
  • active & passive
  • weight: 4,75kg
  • double truss rod
  • binding
  • 2 outputs (1x active / 1x passive)
  • stock strings (not planning on changing them) ;)

http://www.musicvox.com/

 

THAT’S IT! :)

written by Gregor Fris, march 2015

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