Handmade bass by Spanish luthier Jaime Catalá Redondo.
Singlecut/neck thru design. 34" scale, EADGC tuning, 26 frets
Jaime Catalá has been building basses and guitars for more than 20 years now and is one of the best luthiers in Spain. He has different models, some of which are based on some other well known basses but with a twist.
This is an exceptional instrument where no corners have been cut. It is extremely comfortable to play, allows for unrestricted access up to the 26th fret and it balances really well regardless if you play seated or standing.
Two excellent Delano SBC 5 HE Single coils with custom wooden covers are used and they sound incredibly full and clear.
We love the Jerzy Drozd Copperstone preamp. You get Volume, Balance, Tone, 3 band EQ with 3 different Mid frequencies that you can select with a switch and there's a second switch to go from Single to Humbucker operation. Really versatile, very musical sounding and completely noise free.
Scale is 34" and this makes this bass just as good for high C or low B tuning so depending on the music you want to play you'll always get the best results
The Singlecut design not only looks beautiful. It also transmits the vibrations of the strings more effectively and adds sustain.
To sum up, an excellent handmade bass that not only looks gorgeous but it plays and sounds just as good.
Note: This is a used bass but actually it's never used at a gig. There are some small dings on the side of the but these are not deep. You save a bunch of money and the long delivery time when you order a new one
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