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Featured Nordstrand Audio introduces the V2 Acinonyx Short Scale Bass

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Feb 21, 2023.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    Redlands, CA – February 15, 2023 The V2 Acinonyx bass features 3 classic style single coil alnico 5 pickups utilizing our innovative push button pickup switching system. This system utilizes individual on/off switches for each pickup allowing any combination desired. The fourth switch is a series modifier which puts the middle pickup in series with either of the other pickups. Add in a .1mfd tone control(extra dark roll off) and the available tones are thus rooted firmly in the massive fat punch of the OG Acinonyx. But the three single coil platform explodes the tonal palette with rich detailed open and soaring vintage character.

    Technical Details:

    780mm scale (about 30.7”)
    17mm spacing at bridge
    1.4” wide nut
    Alder body with Indian Rosewood fingerboard
    3 vintage style alnico V single coil pickups
    Our proprietary push button pickup selection system with “all in” mode
    Volume and extra wide range tone knobs maximize versatility )
    Multiple pickguard and pickup color options
    Very light weight - averaging 6.5 pounds
    2 way spoke wheel truss rod
    Classic color options: Lake Placid Blue, Olympic White, Surf Green, Black, and Dakota Red
    Compound radius for excellent playability
    D’Addario Nickel Round Strings
    Proprietary custom US Hipshot bridge
    Proprietary custom licensed Hipshot oval tuning machines

    Extensively designed, and set up in Redlands, California, these basses are available online and at select dealers.

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    Alan Scharrer, RTL, Gizmot and 19 others like this.
  2. 2F/2F

    2F/2F Supporting Member

    May 26, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Actually a kind of good looking bass, except for those chicken head knobs!

    The headstock is very heavily based on the G&L Interceptor Bass headstock (the rare hookless variant). It's just made more squat, and reversed.
  3. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    love it. the white on white on white is great
    mikewalker, TK4261 and teh-slb like this.
  4. Poobini

    Poobini Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2019
    It's based on the Goya Panther, just 3/1 instead 4 inline.
    mikewalker, 2F/2F and tamoor69 like this.
  5. RGerhart


    Jan 11, 2021
    Portland, OR
    Boy, it would be a toss-up for me between this one and the regular Cat bass. They both look pretty cool.

    My only concern I've had and what has prevented me from pulling the trigger on either is the size. I've found 30 - 32" scale basses just too small for my hands and felt very awkward when playing standing up.

    Ed Friedland's reviews of the first Cat bass have been glowing, however, and I would probably use it as he does: to emulate the sounds of a thumpy, upright-like tone.
    Alan Scharrer likes this.
  6. nonohmic


    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
    17 mm spacing. Oof that's tight for a 4.
    comatosedragon and teh-slb like this.
  7. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    I played the OG at NAMM. It was a fun bass to play. If these improvements acutally improve it, then that's awesome.
  8. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    1.4" nut width also seems a bit tight.
    When will these be available?
  9. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest

    Oct 16, 2014
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    Maybe now...except they're sold out.

    V2 Acinonyx Short Scale Bass
  10. oo i wonder what it sounds like with flatwounds
    JRT64 likes this.
  11. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Probably very good.
    coppertone likes this.
  12. albertus


    Jan 26, 2016
    no way to try one in Spain :(
  13. Luigir


    Mar 15, 2018
    Next time please put a link to the shop. V2 Acinonyx Short Scale Bass
    And please put a full picture of the bass on the website. It's really strange to buy a bass without seeing it all together.
    By the way, it's sold out now.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2023
  14. I wonder if the controls give you the option to play just the neck and bridge pickups in series
  15. JRT64


    Jul 13, 2020
    I like the red with the tort guard.
  16. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Website and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Looks like they are back in stock.
    wintremute and xsnrg27 like this.
  17. Bass-Babe


    Aug 1, 2022
    Reminds me of my bronco I built a bit..
  18. SoniaMara

    SoniaMara Commercial User

    Oct 19, 2016
    Nordstrand Pickups
    More photos to come. There will be another release of stock soon.
    Jefenator and Luigir like this.
  19. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I hope these sound a little more "open," and less "dark" than the primary iteration.
    Poobini likes this.
  20. selowitch

    selowitch Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Rockville MD
    Well, I'm sure they intended to do something with Version 2 by changing the pickup configuration.