Bassists are traditionally given little thought or consideration when it comes to the design and variety of choice available for their instruments. While the guitarist has a vast array of different designs and options, chances are that the bassist finds he or she must be satisfied with a few basic configurations of a design that's over a half-century old! When we here at RWG first introduced our ELITEWOOD neck-thru multi-wood guitars we instantly realized that the incredible improvements in playability, sustain and especially TONE that put them so far ahead of the pack, would also make a KILLER bass.
So we gave our designers and manufacturing people the go ahead to bring the same great woods, style and refinements in electronics and hardware to our NEW line of basses! All our basses share the same great features that guitarists everywhere have raved about. The multi tone wood construction is built around our incredible 7-piece MAPLE and WALNUT NECK-THRU section and (depending on the model) wings of beautiful MAHOGANY and fine grained ASH. The cut of the body is designed for effortless playing comfort, sleek and modern good looks and a totally 'organic' feel that makes the bass a real pleasure to play.
We have capped the 35" scale neck-thru section with a PHENOLIC FRETBOARD ( Similar to Ebony but much Stronger and more stable ), inlaid with our beautiful ABALONE BLUE PEARL VINE inlay. TWO BD-4 DOUBLE COIL pickups (made for RWG by G & B pickups) are matched to ACTIVE ELECTRONICS that feature a master volume, pickup PAN control and separate BASS, MID and TREBLE boost and cut EQ controls that allow the bassist to dial in EXACTLY the tone he or she is looking for without resorting to tons of outboard gear. The vast spectrum of tones available is truly amazing!
As incredible as our active electronics are, we've also made sure that our ELITEWOOD basses feature an ACTIVE/PASSIVE switch that allows them to keep pumping out the bottom end even if a faulty or weak battery should suddenly fail in the middle of your gig. The hardware we've chosen is just as well thought out. Our BB222 bridge offers great tone and the adjustability to exactly intonate and set your action right where you want it. All our basses also now feature GENIUNE GROVER tuners as well, for smooth and precise tuning and stability.
To enhance the deluxe cosmetics of the satin oil finished, open pore woods, we've plated all our metal parts in an elegant BLACK CHROME finish - except The 4500, which is Gold. Last but not least, our headstocks feature our exclusive ABALONE 'SHARP EYE' and RWG logo. We have ELITEWOOD basses in Four, FIVE, SIX and SEVEN string models, so if you're a bass player who's ready to step out of the 50's and into the spotlight, you've come to the right place!
RB5500 ELITEWOOD WALNUT NECK THRU:
7 PIECE NECK THRU CONSTRUCTION
MATCHING WALNUT HEADSTOCK
HARD MAPLE NECK THRU WITH WALNUT STRIPS
PHENOLIC FRETBOARD ( Similar to Ebony but much Stronger and more stable )
"RAVEN IN FLIGHT" 12TH FRET GENUINE BLUE PEARL ABALONE INLAY
BODY THICKNESS: 1 1/2"
WIDTH AT NUT: 1 13/16"
WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 1 1/2"
NECK THICKNESS AT 1ST FRET: 7/8"
NECK THICKNESS AT 12TH FRET: 1"
PICK-UPS BY G+B BD-4 DOUBLE COIL X 2
ACTIVE / PASSIVE BY-PASS SWITCH
VOLUME AND TONE : DUAL CONCENTRIC POTS
PAN, BASS, MID, TREB
RAVEN "SHARP EYE" GENUINE BLUE PEARL ABALONE HEADSTOCK INLAY
GOLD SATIN HARDWARE
GENUINE GROVER TUNERS
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