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Description

The first thing you’ll notice about the 5-string B-1005 Multi-Scale will likely be its unusual arrangement of frets. A multi-scale fret design optimizes string tension so that the lower strings have a longer scale compared to the higher strings, resulting in consistently excellent tone and performance at all points across the fingerboard.

Bass players often report that a multi-scale design is also ergonomically preferential to standard fret designs, and that they feel natural to play, with very little learning curve required.

Designed for professional players, the B-1005 Multi-Scale provides a swamp ash body with a top made of solid ziricote, an environmentally friendly and terrific-looking tonewood.

These basses also employ a five-piece wenge/purple heart neck with pau ferro fingerboard, constructed at 37” to 34” for the B-1005 Multi-Scale.

Its high-end components include a black bone nut, Gotoh tuners, and Hipshot Solo bridge, as well as a set of acclaimed Nordstrand Big Splits hum-cancelling pickups, along with an ABQ-3MS 3-band EQ.

This setup gives you incredible flexibility in tone, with an active/passive mini-switch, a mid-frequency selection mini-switch (800Hz or 400Hz), individual bass, treble, and mid EQ controls, and master volume and balance controls. Available in Natural Satin finish. Case sold separately.
Specifications
Neck
  • Shape: Thin U
  • Wood: 5pc Wenge/Purple Heart
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: Multi-scale
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Finish: Satin
Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Active
  • Pickup configuration: HH
  • Neck: Nordstrand Big Splits
  • Bridge: Nordstrand Big Splits
  • Brand: Nordstrand
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Active preamp: Yes
Fretboard
  • Material: Pau Ferro
  • Radius: 15.75 in.
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Bone black
  • Nut width: 1.85 in. (47 mm)
Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Top wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin
  • Orientation: Right handed
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, blend, 3-band EQ
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Special switching: Yes
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Hipshot solo
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh
  • Color: Black
Other
  • Number of strings: 5 
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Multi-scale fingerboard
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Country of origin: Indonesia
Warranty
Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.
One year warranty on parts and electronics.

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