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Also pictured is 8-18-08.
Features two Kent Armstrong pickups (MusicMan style in neck position and Soap Bar in the bridge position), passive circuit with volume, tone, three-way (Pickup selector) switch and three-way (off/on/bass cut) switch and Hipshot hardware. Weight is 6 lbs, 8 ounces.
Top and Back Wings Master Grade Cocobolo
Walnut Center Core
Ebony Body Streamers
Walnut Heel Block
Extra thick cut Morado Finger Board
Front and Back Walnut Head Cap
Ebony and Walnut string Nut
Kent Armstrong Passive PU’s
Passive Vol/tone knobs
Pickup selector switch
Normal/Bass boost/Standby Switch
Ebony Truss Cover
Ebony and Cocobolo Pick up Covers
Cocobolo Control Knobs
Paduk Control cover
Hip Shot Hardware
Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net
Mahogany body and neck, padouk neck side runners, ebony fingerboard. Pickup casing has ebony sides and bloodwood top. Headstock front is ebony and padouk, headstock back is padouk and ziricote. Photos courtesy of The Low End, www.thelowend.net
It has a black walnut body with curly maple stripes, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, curly maple/ebony headstock. The bass features a Kent Armstrong pickup with and ebony cover with cocobolo stripes. The nut is also ebony and cocobolo. The name plate and control covers are both black walnut and the heel block is ebony. Hipshot tuners and bridge.
Multi-laminate exotic wood top and back with a maple core and rainbow cat’s eyes. Paduak neck with wood binding and pau ferro fingerboard. 36″ scale with 24 fret markets. Dual coil passive pickups.
Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony with outer Gaboon Ebony stripes. Mother-of-pearl side dots.
Headstock: Mahogany with Cocobolo front plate and Fish-eye Oakwood rear plate. That one is the same wood as the one used for the center stripe of the rear top but cutted from a different section. It looks totally different.
The name plate on the headstock is purple dyed wood
The electronics are very simple: one single Kent Armstrong humbucker pickup, passive tone control and a three position toggle switch: center is the operational mode; left is bypass, it totally silences the bass (clever intuition); right takes away some high end. This last position in conjunction with the tone control offers a wide range of nuances within the single sound available from the pickup.