Brice HXB-405 Nat Bubinga Fretless Bass
Fretless string instruments are not uncommon in the bass-guitar world, as many jazz and classical up-right bass players can handle fretless bass guitars with ease and elegance. Experienced fretted bass-guitarists would typically have a fretless instrument in their arsenal and play it with no problem on suitable occasions, e.g. recording sessions or selected gigs, usually jazz or acoustic inclined. Aleksey was not a bass player per se, but his instrument collection included a fretless bass: five string Brice. Eugene Borovikov remembers Aleksey playing it at one of the quieter 95BBW mid-summer jam sessions: he sounded quite melodic, as a violin-trained guitar player should.
· 35" scale length
· Dual cutaway, contoured, solid alder body
· Headstock matches body
· Highly figured bubinga top
· String-through bridge design for maximum attack and sustain
· Active pickups with active/passive pull tap, bass, treble, balance, and volume controls
· Separate battery compartment lets you change batteries quickly
· Bolt-on maple neck with 6-bolts for excellent stability
· Rosewood fingerboard features positon markers on side of neck
· Adjustable truss rod
· All black die-cast hardware for an incredible look
· Overall length, not including the strap button: 44 1/2"
· Scale length: 35"
· Width of body at the lower bout: 12 5/8"
· Thickness of body at the strap button: 1 3/4"
· Width of the neck at the nut: 1 3/4"
· Width of the neck at the 24th fret: 2 3/4"
· Neck profile (thickness) at first fret: 13/16"
· Neck profile (thickness) at 12th fret: 15/16"
· Pickups: 4" x 1 1/2"
· String spacing at the bridge: 16 mm
· String gauges: .030, .045, .080, .100, .125
· Weight: only 9 pounds