Xavier Lorita is a luthier based in Barcelona (Cataluña-Spain). In 2015 he has started a one man business but has been working full time as a bass luthier for around 15 years now. He started working for a famous luthier and cut his teeth there learning the ins and outs of this beautiful job. After some recent moves he has established on his own and is now 100% concentrated on developing a full line of handmade basses that carry his name "Lorita".
As you could expect, all this experience is obvious as soon as you play the first few notes on these basses. Xavi has paid a lot of attention to wood selection, construction, finish as well as hardware and electronic selection. These basses may be new in town but you can feel he's been playing this game for a while.
There are several basic models that can be used as a starting point to have your dream bass built for you. Of course at Doctorbass.net we always have a number of Lorita basses in stock for immediate delivery but if they are not your cup of tea or if you have a different idea about the specs just drop us a line at email@example.com and we'll be happy to discuss the details for a custom order with you and will guide you through the process.
This model is named Revolt and as you can see in the picture it falls between a classic and a modern design. Classic appointments are the seafoam green color with matching headstock, MOP pickguard and front mounted output jack) while modern features come in the way of an original body/headstock shape, 24 fret neck with offset dot markers and Delano JSBC pickups).
The sound is alive and powerful. Not incredibly far from a classic bass from the 70's but with added power, punch and transparency. There's also a percussive touch to its soudn that's just addictive.
It sounds just perfect in passive but when you switch to active mode you get more control and possibilities.
The neck is fast and feels very familiar thanks to the 34" scale. And even though it is a 24 fret neck, the first fret falls easily within reach, which is not always the case in 24 fret basses. The fact that the nut is narrow and then string spacing is standard at the bridge makes this one of the most comfortable necks we've tried lately. Of course this is down to individual taste, but it seems like the perfect compromise for both left and right hands.
The low B is, as you might expect, tight and clear. Excellent!
The satin polyurethane finish over seafoam green is just irresistible and will also stand the test of time. Of course if you prefer a different colour you just have to contact us and we'll be happy to get you a bass with a different colour.
We'd like to stress the fact that the introductory price of these basses is really bellow their quality. These are 100% handmade basses that are built with loving care using the best materials. Order your Lorita bass from us before the prices go up (and they will).
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