The new Orange O Bass is an instant "retro" classic for bassists seeking authentic retro tone and lots of personality from their instruments! Orange finish... ace!
Having spent a lifetime modifying all manner of bass guitars, the O Bass brings together all of his know-how in a unique and truly charismatic instrument.
Aside from its impeccably sleek lines and shapely aesthetics, the O Bass delivers the goods where it really matters. Plugging in reveals a sound with buckets of personality – familiar, yet somehow all of its own. A custom-wound split–coil pickup bears a very distinctive sonic mojo, with a well-balanced bass response and a bold and defined mid-range.
Players with a softer touch will immediately find themselves in Motown territory, with earthy overtones in abundance. Dig in a little more aggressively and the O Bass responds with an infectious harmonic grind that harks back to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. As Emsley puts it, “It growls like a policeman’s dog!”
The O Bass first made an appearance in an early form as a demonstrator piece at the 2014 winter NAMM show, hidden from public view in the Orange booth. However, having been leaked on a number of videos on the internet, we were inundated with requests to put it into production.
- construction 4 string fretted single cutaway| bolt on
- body okoumé |basswood veneer | a.b.s. binding on tear drop sunburst & off-black versions
- neck maple |dual action truss rod | rosewood fretboard |a.b.s. binding & headstock overlay
- electronics: 1 x custom wound split-coil humbucker | master tone & master volume
- hardware: nickle top-loading 4 saddle bridge & open gear tuners
- included extras: padded orange gigbag with printed orange crest | alternative 3 ply scratch plate (tear drop sunburst/off-black finishes – tortoise shell | orange finish – black)
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