A great bass has just the right blend of timeless design and modernized features. The GB-Modern bass is developed for the J-Bass enthusiasts with a surprisingly lightweight design for greater comfort and enhanced playability while reducing fatigue. Also featured are top tier visual and spec enhancements such as roasted maple neck and fretboard, Hipshot® Ultralite Tuners and Babicz® FCH5 Bridge to reduce the weight even further, and an ultimate tone combination of Nordstrand® Big Single Pickup Set paired with MarkBass® MB Instrument Pre preamp system.
Lightweight Body Design
Oftentimes the weight of the instrument affects the playing experience, and on a larger instrument like a bass guitar more fatigue is caused by heavier weight. While many manufacturers seek solutions by carving out large sections of body wood to reduce weight, the GB Modern’s body is cleverly designed to be just as light without physically tempering the body. The maple body core is paired with light-weight paulownia wings, then gets covered with gorgeous poplar burl on the top side and white ash on the back, resulting in a combination of great tonewoods that is excellent both sonically and aesthetically.
Nordstrand® Big Single Pickup Set
Often considered the tonal giants of the Nordstrand® pickup lineup, the Big Single is a single coil pickup packed into a soapbar cover that uses a large magnet load for that bludgeoning bawl of extreme sonic salubrity. The Big Single's wind is able to take up the entire space of its bobbin, resulting in a super packed coil that works as the distributor of the monster tone these pickups have come to be known for.
MarkBass® MB Instrument Pre Preamp
Known for their world-class amplifiers, MarkBass® created the MB INSTRUMENT PRE by concentrating their entire knowhow into making an ultra-compact circuit and choosing the right frequencies for the best sound reproduction.
- Construction bolt-on
- Body paulownia wings with soft maple core
- Nut width 1 7/8" (47.6mm)
- Top poplar burl
- Neck roasted maple
- Fretboard roasted maple
- Radius: 15.75"(400mm)
- Frets 22
- Scale 35" (890mm)
- Inlay black square w/ luminlay side dots
- Tuners hipshot® ultralite
- Bridge babicz® fch5
- Pickups nordstrand® bs5 pickup set
- Electronics markbass® mb instrument pre
- Hardware chrome
- Strings d'addario® exl170-5sl
- Special deluxe soft-side case included