We are glad to introduce these products that represent excellent value for money and come from the great bass player Adrian Maruszcyk. Here are some words from Adrian:
For 30 years and counting, I've been putting my heart into music and everything related with it. I've had the opportunity to use a variety of different instruments, amps and other gear during live shows and studio work. Thanks to extensive testing and research, I collected a great deal of experience in the areas of tone woods, pickups, hardware and strings.
The knowledge I collected during those years allowed me to create musical instruments, amplifiers and accessories for the working musician whose functionality, tone and price/performance ratio are second to none. The constant development and improvement of my products will always remain my top priority.
We've met Adrian several times at International Trade Shows like the Frankfurt Musikmesse, the European Bass Day (Germany), etc. His slogan "from player to player" seems to perfectly reflect Adrian's approach to business.
With Adrian at the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2009
Maruszcyk basses are professional tools for the working bass player who doesn't want to spend a fortune on a new instrument, neither he needs an "exotic" bass. You actually get more than what you pay for, and that is great news. That is why we have decided to add Maruszcyk basses to our stock. We think they fit really well in this price range.
MARUSZCYK JAKE 4P
This is the Jake model, meaning it is based on a very familiar bass guitar, but with a twist.
The ash body, bolt on maple neck and rosewood board with 21 frets might give you an idea of what this bass is about: rock solid traditional sounds that will
Although obviously based on the Precision Bass, the Jake adds a humbicker pickup at the bridge, so what you get is a versatile bass that doesn't rely on active electronics to give some great sounds. Basically, this is what you get:
- Split pickup: traditional P sound, great for rock, punk, rock, etc. Meaty lows, and strong mids.
- Humbucker pickup: Musicman type sound,, with thosoie trademark high mids and detailed trebles
- Both pickups: modern open sound that can be used for a lot of styles
The transparent white finish over the ash body and the tortoise pickguard add a touch of class to this bass.
The Jake 4P is a great tool for any working bassist looking for a bass that offers several sounds in a passive way, and is on a budget.
Note: Maruszcyk bases use an English truss rod, so neck adjustment works the opposite way as standard (clockwise to tighten the neck).