The side sound hole makes the Breedlove Solo Bass far more audible to the player without sacrificing any forward sound projection. Great for playing in an ensemble, solo work and practice, the sound h... Click To Read More About This Product
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The side sound hole makes the Breedlove Solo Bass far more audible to the player without sacrificing any forward sound projection. Great for playing in an ensemble, solo work and practice, the sound hole and the solid Sitka spruce top let you feel and hear detailed and warm bass timbres, while the proprietary Breedlove Bridge Truss delivers exceptional sustain and clarity by relieving stress on the instrument's top.
The Breedlove Jumbo is our largest body shape by volume. Playing the Jumbo is a powerful experience: Sound feels as though it is propelled by the movement of so much air inside the body. It's the perfect shape for conveying big, beautiful tone across all four strings.
Sitka spruce is grown in the northwest, and has been the primary top wood for U.S.A. instruments for many decades. It is strong, light, and gives extended harmonic content and nearly equals the power of Adirondack.
Back and Sides
Sapele is similar both visually and tonally to dense mahogany, but both darker and harder, giving it a strong visual presence and a bit more upper harmonic content and low-end clarity. It's a good choice for many sizes and shapes, and works well for strumming and fingerstyle.
A satin-finished nato mahogany neck with volute makes the neck comfortable and easy to play. The volute adds strength to the break angle of the headstock. It also acts as a thumbrest for notes played in open and first positions.
Breedlove Bridge Truss
For centuries, one of the most difficult components of crafting guitars has been relieving the stress on the bridge without overbuilding the top and dampening sound. Originally invented over 20 years ago, the Breedlove Bridge Truss is still one of the most innovative truss systems on the market today. Refined and improved over the years, the Breedlove Bridge Truss relieves stress on the top, allowing use of a thinner top, providing for greater sustain and balance, more expression from the instrument, and greater structural integrity all while adding longevity to the instrument.
The LR Baggs Element pickup and the Breedlove LR-TCV preamp give you great plugged-in sound. The back-lit, colored LED tuner also allows you to see if you're in tune on a dark stage. This set-up lets you play with confidence, so you can focus on your performance.
High-gloss finish, Black binding and offset position markers give this guitar an understated elegance.
Set-Up and Quality Assurance in Bend, Oregon USA
Our comprehensive quality control process provides the player with an instrument that will play great right out of the box. Prior to shipment, every Breedlove instrument undergoes a rigorous multi-point inspection in Bend, Oregon by our expert U.S. Quality Control Team. We start with a visual inspection: checking aesthetic and structural elements of the body, and all components, for flaws. Next, each guitar is tuned and undergoes a play test, where our craftspeople check nut height, relief, action, and string height. Based on the results of the play test, we then adjust for maximum playability. Next, each instrument is buffed and polished by hand with painstaking attention to detail. Once the instrument has passed inspection, a signed QC sticker is placed, and the instrument is carefully packed and shipped.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service -- and inspiration. New Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorized Breedlove dealer, are warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In addition to materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty on tuning machines and electronics packages. Cases and bags are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware. Full details on our Limited Lifetime Warranty are available on our website.
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Comments about Breedlove Solo Bass Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:
I bought this bass for two reasons. I wanted an acoustic bass to have around along with my Gibson EB to play at home and for shows with our band. First and foremost, this bass is FAR lighter than the Gibby and it comes with the deluxe heavy duty padded gig bag. The tone is somewhere between a solid body electric and a full on stand up acoustic bass. Unplugged it's great for practices where you don't really want to mess with wires and amps. Plugged in it has a full rich tone that works extremely well with many of our acoustic based songs. The preamp does a remarkable job shaping the sound and the built in tuner works perfectly. It also cuts out the signal while tuning onstage. I must add that the first thing I did after bringing this bass home was to change the strings to light flats. The squeak and squeal of round wound strings drives me nuts and it's very noticeable when unplugged. The craftsmanship is top notch with beautiful fit, finish and setup. The tech at the store gave the truss rod a tiny tweak when we took it out of the box and it's just perfect. The only downside is that now I need another guitar stand. If you're looking for beautiful workmanship in a reasonably priced acoustic bass look no further than the Breedlove Solo.
Comments about Breedlove Solo Bass Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:
Very good craftsmanship, beautiful wood work, great sound once the strings are changed out to flat wound. My goal was to create an upright bass sound and it was achieved with the right strings and settings. Also very responsive electronics/pickup and a great gig bag accompanied the guitar.
The built tuner is a bit awkward and I generally use the Snarke instead. As with almost any new bass I had to adjust the truss rod to get the right action on the strings/neck. In addition, I had to adjust to the slightly longer neck and wider body. That said, the sound is sweet and is a very good value and far exceeds any other acoustic bass that I tested.
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