Willcox Saber VL 5-String Fretless LightWave Bass - Transparent Red Finish
The Willcox Saber VL LightWave Equipped Electric Bass is a professional bass featuring an exclusive patented LightWave Analog Optical Pickup System.
State of the art Optical Pickup Technology:
The LightWave Pickup's deliver a harmonically rich, deep, and power sound spanning a wide range of tones from a pure natural string sound (Willcox trademarked "Voice of the String"), to super-aggressive and cutting edge sounds with the use of EQ or signal processing. The Willcox Saber VL LightWave Optical Pickup bass is an extremely low noise instrument as it does not have the hum, buzz, or other interference from traditional magnetic pickups. Best of all, since there is no magnetic pull on the strings, the sustain is natural like on a grand piano! The Saber VL is highly sensitive to even the most subtle nuances played on the strings, the LightWave pickup delivers the true sound of the strings, the instrument, and your fingers.
The Saber is designed for outstanding performance in all styles of music, from hard rock and heavy metal, to pop and jazz. This LightWave instrument is a must for the arsenal of any serious bassist!
Premium Build Quality:
The Willcox Saber VL LightWave Analog Optical Pickup Bass features a Chambered Swamp Ash body with a beautiful Flamed Maple top, black basswood composite fretless fingerboard.
Willcox Saber VL 5-String Fretless LightWave Bass Features:
Chambered Swamp Ash Body: Swamp Ash is both light weight and resonant, and generally carries a broad grain that looks great under translucent finishes. The swamp ash sound is twangy, airy, and sweet. It offers firm lows, pleasant highs, a slightly scooped midrange, and good sustain.
AAA Flame Maple Top: A maple top produces an extremely bright, precise tone with tight lows. Maple is a light-colored wood with a tightly packed grain, and it contributes tightness and clarity.
Three-Piece Rock Maple Neck
Fretless custom composite fingerboard
LightWave System2 analog optical pickup system
Custom GraphTech monolithic bridge: Graph Tech Guitar Labs specializes in the production of man-made materials that are engineered to possess specific tonal qualities for custom guitar parts. LightWave pickups are made of a special material that renders a natural tone from the strings without coloring it with extra resonances. "iceTone" is LightWave Systems' exclusive circuit, which allows users to blend the LightWave Optical Pickup with tailored piezo transducers built into each string saddle. The result is a smooth, natural high-frequency enhancement ranging from crisp high-end to percussive presence.
Included: ProTec Gig Bag, Standard Charger, Setup Tools, Manual
- Body Wood: Chambered Swamp Ash
- Top Wood: AAA Flame Maple (with Sound Hole)
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane Transparent Red
- Neck Wood: 3-Piece Rock Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Fingerboard: Custom Composite Basswood, Heat and Pressure Treated with Graphite / Epoxy Resin.
- Fingerboard Radius: 14"
- Neck Shape: Low-Profile "C" Neck Carve
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dots
- 34" Scale
- Bolt-On 5-Bolt
Hardware and Electronics:
- Pickups: LightWave Analog Optical Pickup
- Bridge: Custom GraphTech Monolithic Bridges with iceTone Saddle
- PreAmp: LightWave Designed Active PreAmp
- Controls: Master Volume, Bass Boost / Cut, Mids Boost / Cut, Mid Sweep, iceTone Blend, Warm/Cool Toggle Switch
- Power: Rechargeable NiMH Internal Battery 16 Hours PLaying Time from 1-Hour ReCharge