For bassists who seek top-of-the-line professional sounds and build quality through a single-cutaway body shape which improves the body-neck balance for added comfort while still providing unfettered access to the high frets. Due to popular demand, the Artisan Single-Cut basses are now available in a non-multi-scale version for conventional aesthetics and playing style. The new poplar burl top not only beautifies the already great-looking bass but adds well-balanced sonic characteristics in combination with a swamp ash body for a bright and punchy modern sound.
Single Cutaway Bass
The single-cutaway body shape improves the body-neck balance for added comfort while still providing unfettered access to the high frets.
Poplar Burl Top on Swamp Ash Body
The strikingly figured Poplar Burl top and Swamp Ash complement each other perfectly to produce a warm yet punchy high-midrange sound that will cut through the mix with authority.
Bartolini® MK-1 Pickups
The trademark Bartolini sound is preserved in the MK-1 while providing superb sound quality and value. The MK-1 delivers plenty of punchy and warm mids along with transparent and brilliant highs for a superbly balanced sound.
Bartolini® MK-1 EQ
Bartolini’s renowned MK-1 preamp provides a powerful yet transparent boost along with its trademark crisp high-end. The MK-1 transfers the natural liveliness of the bass through a flexible 3-band equalizer for a variety of applications ranging from studio recording to large concert halls. It also provides a switchable active/passive mode for a powerful modern active sound or an organic traditional passive sound.
Hipshot® TransTone Bridge
The string-thru-body and top-load construction facilitate greater tonal range while adding punch and enhancing sustain, perfectly complementing the longer 34” scale’s tighter string tension and focused sound.
5pcs Maple & Panga Panga Neck
The strength and brightness of Maple are ideally balanced with the warm midrange of Panga Panga, resulting in superb playability, feel, and tonal definition.
Neck-Thru Body Construction
When it comes to punch and sustain, nothing beats neck-thru-body construction. The strings vibrate across the body and neck in a coherent and linear manner, maximizing the tightness of the low-end with rich mids and singing highs.
Hipshot® Ultralite Machineheads
A5 Plus SC is equipped with Hipshot Ultralite Tuners (classic 20:1 tuning ratio) that is made of cast zinc with aluminum strings posts and mounting nuts, resulting in a 30% weight reduction over other regular tuners and which results in improved balance and tuning accuracy.
Panga Panga Fingerboard
An African hardwood, Panga Panga has characteristics of Wenge and produces a tight and coherent sound that mates extremely well with the instrument’s multi-laminate neck-thru-body construction.