The team at Markbass distilled all their experience and market knowledge into the design of this model, concentrating the into a single instrument all the most sought after features by a high percentage of bassists. It’s a real example of balance, simplicity and functionality, added to a nice design reminding something vintage, but still leaving total expression to any bass player.
Body: for this “P” style body Markbass had to chose selected alder, one of the most used wood for vintage style basses thanks to its balanced tone, fast attack, controlled sustain and light weight. Its particular grain enhances the amazing GOLD finish.
Neck: hard maple, Vintage Yellow Glossy finish with flat cut. The C profile and reduced nut width in a pure vintage style make playing really comfortable and its two ways truss rod on the headstock let ultra precise adjustments even with really low action settings.
Fingerboard: Pau Ferro, 34" scale, 20 frets with vintage cream binding, bone nut and MOP block inlays.
Custom gold machine heads, F Style | 20:1 ratio, ultra light, precise and reliable.
Die cast gold bridge, lightweight, simple and functional in a perfect vintage style.
Single coil J style passive pickups custom designed on Markbass specs, perfectly matching Markbass electronic, 70’ style layout. Getting “J” style pickup and neck on a “P” style body is a dream for many players… a Golden dream became true.
The designers couldn’t choose better electronics than the Markbass for this instrument. VOLUME/ VOLUME/TONE controls a definitely the best to manage the J/J pick up configuration and the TONE control (working also in the passive mode) lets the player move from Jaco or Motown style tones to more modern and open sounds. BASS/MIDDLE/HIGH controls on the active EQ section add a modern character to this vintage flavored instrument, delivering a balanced and defined tone even using extreme settings.
Includes gig bag.
HEADSTOCK SHAPE: CUSTOM VINTAGE STYLE
BINDING/BLACK LINE: NONE
TUNER: MARKBASS CUSTOM GOLD F STYLE w/Mb logo - RATIO 20:1
TRUSS ROD COVER: NONE
LOGO: MARKBASS | GOLD
WOOD: HARD MAPLE
PROFILE: COMFORT C
TRUSS ROD: 2-WAY HEADSTOCK SIDE
WOOD: SELECTED PAU FERRO
FRETS / FRETS N°: 20 FRETS
SCALE / RADIUS: 34" / 14"
BINDING: CREAM VINTAGE BINDING
INLAYS / DOTS: BLOCKS IN MOP / 2mm SIDE DOT INLAY
SHAPE: P STYLE
WOOD: SELECTED ALDER
BRIDGE: MARKBASS DIE CAST GOLD VINTAGE STYLE w/Mb logo
JOINT / PLATE: BOLT-ON (4 screws) / RECTANGULAR GOLD (Mb logo)
PICKGUARD: NONE (optional)
END-PIN: STANDARD GOLD
JACK / JACK PLATE: SIDE / 1/4 Stereo Jack
EQ CONTROLS: MARKBASS V/V/T(active/passive) + 3 BAND EQ
KNOBS: GOLD METAL DOME (2 BIG + 4 SMALL)
PICKUPS: MB CUSTOM J/J 4 (’70 placement)
HEADSTOCK: MATCHED - METALLIC GOLD GLOSSY
NECK: VINTAGE YELLOW TINT - GLOSSY FINISH
BODY TOP: METALLIC GOLD GLOSSY
BODY BACK: METALLIC GOLD GLOSSY
STRINGS: MARKBASS STRINGS 40/100
GIG BAG: MB BASS BAG STANDARD
MADE IN ITALY