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electroCoustic bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by slam, Oct 28, 2002.


  1. slam

    slam Guest

    Mar 22, 2000
    Virginia
    Anybody tried the electroCoustic bass made by Ozark Instruments? Looks like a great deal getting a hand-carved bass for $750.

    From the home page:

    electroCoustic bass
    starting at just $749
    Standard bass includes:
    fretlss neck with phenolic board
    Hipshot "ultralight" tuners
    wood tailpiece
    clear natural satin finish
    heavy duty gig bag

    1. Solid Western Red Cedar body is carved for resonance and light weight. We find the best vertical grain cedar and carve it using traditional methods to enhance the acoustic output from our pickup system. As a player you will reap the benefits of these efforts with light weight and outstanding tonal quality.

    2. The pickup system utilizes a "jazz" style mini-humbucker in conjunction with a piezoelectric disc imbedded in the archtop style bridge. By using the natural effects of inductance and capacitance that are inherent in these pickups, we have been able to eliminate the usually necessary buffer preamp that is found with most piezo based systems.

    3. The controls are very simple…a volume knob is placed at the edge of the pickguard where it can be easily controlled using your pinky finger. The "bias" control lets you favor the tone of the humbucker or the piezo and find the most pleasing balance between the two. Whether it’s a fat, sweet jazz tone or a brushy Nashville style rhythm, the electroCoustic will let you find that tone in a hurry.

    4. We use a high quality, North American Maple neck with a rosewood fretboard.

    5. We are currently using Gotoh tuners. Sperzel open gear tuners (very light!) are available as an option

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  2. slam

    slam Guest

    Mar 22, 2000
    Virginia
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