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Overload Guitars and Basses Announce Taurus 4-String Bass

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    Italian custom shop guitar and bass manufacturer Overload Guitars & Basses have announced a new bass model under the name Taurus. The 4-string bass sports Swamp Ash body with Flamed Bubinga top in natural matt finish, 7-ply Maple/Bubinga/Wenge neck with Resin fingerboard, and a set of Northstrand pickups: MM4 (bridge) and NJ4-70 (neck). For full specs and photos see below.

    “The base model can be customised according to customer’s specifications and is available in different woods and pickups configuration, what ultimately makes it viable for any kind of music,” say from the Overload Guitars & Bases headquarters based in Rome.

    Taurus comes with a flat D neck for a faster and comfortable playing and carbon reinforcement and seasoned wood make its stability on a very high level. The bass is currently available in a 4-string version, but it will also be made in 5-string and 6-string versions as well.

    For more information visit the Overload Guitars & Basses website at: http://www.overloadguitars.com.

    Overload Guitars & Basses Taurus 4-string specs:

    Construction: bolt-on
    Body wood: Swamp Ash
    Body top: Flamed Bubinga
    Body finish: Matte finish
    Top finish: Natural matte finish
    Neck wood: 7-ply Maple/Bubinga/Wenge
    Neck finish: matte finish
    Fingerboard: Resin
    Fingerboard radius: 16”/20” compound
    Scale-length: 35”
    Frets: 24 jumbo
    Inlay & markers: Luminlay side dot & “Demolition” Abalone custom inlay
    Pickup: Northstrand MM4 (Bridge) + Northstrand NJ4-70 (Neck)
    Control: 1 volume — blend — Hi-Mid-Low
    Electronics: Meridian bass preamp
    Knobs: metal knobs
    Bridge: Hipshot ultralight
    Nuts: Graphtech
    Output jack: Neutrik
    Hardware color: Black


    Taurus009. Taurus008. Taurus007. Taurus006. Taurus005. Taurus004. Taurus003. Taurus002. Taurus001. Taurus000.
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  2. aussietc


    Apr 14, 2010
    Reminds me of the Ibanez BTB.
    matthewbrown and alaskaleftybass like this.
  3. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Except it's a 35....
  4. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    N.E Illinois
    Hey!That looks nothing like a Taurus. 260156890515-2.
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Just like all BTBs.
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  6. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    Hey!That looks nothing like a Taurus. MoogTaurus3_01.
  7. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Odd pickup placement, IMO. Both of them seem to be too far forward; I'd guess that bass might sound a little "tubby."
  8. Eric Swaim

    Eric Swaim GOD, U.S. MIlitary, Country Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2004
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Taurus has a smooth sporty look.

  9. JCW308


    Mar 28, 2000
    Couldn't find pricing anywhere, could you?
  10. TRob1293


    Feb 1, 2008
    Louisville, KY

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