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Chapman MLB1 Fan Fret DH Electric Bass Guitar Quicksand

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1500000211650   POS #:114241508
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"I've been fortunate enough to have played and recorded many basses over the years and from that I have built a long list of all the things that I believe make a great sounding and playing bass. When I was offered the chance to design these basses with Chapman Guitars I was first shocked as it was something I never thought I'd have the opportunity ...  Click To Read More About This Product

Available 10-18-2018 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Price: $1,599.00
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Overview

"I've been fortunate enough to have played and recorded many basses over the years and from that I have built a long list of all the things that I believe make a great sounding and playing bass.

When I was offered the chance to design these basses with Chapman Guitars I was first shocked as it was something I never thought I'd have the opportunity to do. I realized that this wasn't just an opportunity to make a typical 'signature model bass', but an opportunity to see if it was possible to build a bass that incorporated all the notes from my list.

Setting out on this venture I knew that trying to incorporate it all in one bass might not work. So it has been a long process of constant refinement, but I'm incredibly proud to say that I truly believe that what we have created is exactly what I set out to do... to create the perfect bass.

The ergonomic shape, the feel of the neck, the tone and tuning stability of the woods, the powerful electronics and a killer look.

I've always been a 4-string player and so the MLB1 DH is home for me, but often the music I play finds me needing that extended range of a 5-string. So the addition of the fan fret version gives us exactly that; 26 fanned frets allows the scale length necessary to delve in the to the 5-string world with all the feel of a 4-string.

To say I'm proud is an understatement - these basses are one of my best accomplishments to date and I can't thank the guys at Chapman Guitars enough for making this a reality."

Dave Hollingworth (bassist for Dorje, Toska)

Features

Neck
  • Shape: C
  • Wood: Wenge
  • Neck joint: Neck-through
  • Scale length: 32.76 to 35 in. Fan Fret
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Finish: Oil
Pickups
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  • Active or passive pickups: Active 
  • Pickup configuration: SS 
  • Neck: 9CBJD-S1 Jazz Single Coil
  • Bridge: 9CBJD-L1 Jazz Single Coil
  • Brand: Chapman
  • Series or parallel: Parallel 
Fretboard
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  • Material: Wenge
  • Radius: 7.87 in.
  • Fret size: Jumbo bell bronze
  • Number of frets: 26 
  • Inlays: Gold Infinity
  • Nut material: Tusq 
  • Nut width: 1.5 in. (38.1mm) 
Body
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  • Cutaway: Double cutaway 
  • Construction: Solidbody 
  • Body wood: Ovangkol
  • Top wood: Mapa burl
  • Body finish: Oil
  • Orientation: Right handed 
Controls
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  • Control layout: Master Volume (250k) with Treble Bleed Circuit, Blend Control (250k) Knob, Master Tone with Push-Pull (250k)
Hardware
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  • Bridge type: Fixed 
  • Bridge design: Chapman Single String
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable 
  • Tuning machines: Chapman Bass Tuners 
  • Color: Black 
Other
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  • Number of strings: 4 
  • Pickguard: No 
  • Special features: Fan frets, Pickups, Chapman strap locks, Glow-in-the-dark side dots
  • Case: Hardshell case 
  • Country of origin: South Korea
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