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Violin Bass

If ever there was a German bass design that had the ability to forge its way into the line-up of American bass classics, then would have to be the violin bass. The sound of this instrument is associated with countless hits by the Beatles, not to mention with the Liverpool legend´s various solo projects. With its own Violin Bass, Duesenberg introduces a different interpretation of the classic instrument, proving once again that classic design and modern features can go hand in hand, and quite nicely at that. Thanks to a neck that is wider than that of its forerunner (string spacing is 18 mm at the bridge), even experienced bass players can play this excellent sounding bass because of the string spacing (18 mm) in their  accustomed manner, while at the same time enjoying the four-stringed instrument’s lighter weight and smaller scale length (77.5 cm).

The Violin Bass comes equipped with impressive features and is constructed according to traditional techniques – no sustain block, with an arched spruce top as well as flamed maple back and sides. Cream-colored binding runs around the body, neck and headstock, while the instrument’s nickel-plated brass saddles are fully adjustable. Two Duesenberg custom bass humbuckers, operated by two volume controls and one master tone control, are positioned in precisely the right locations. 

The Duesenberg Violin Bass ships with Duesenberg BSRS1 strings (nickel roundwound steel, medium scale: 050 - 070 - 085 - 110), which are also available at all Duesenberg retailers and through the online shop.

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Type: traditionally glued in
Wood: 1-piece maple
Width: 41 mm / 1.6" (nut), 53,5 mm / 2.11" (12th fret)
Thickness: 21 mm / 0.8" (1st fret), 24 mm / 0.95" (12th fret)
Shape: D
Fingerboard: indian rosewood
Radius: 30,5 mm / 12"
Inlays: pearloid dots
Frets: 22 jumbo 2,8 x 1,0 mm
Scale length: 770 mm / 30.3"
Trussrod: steel dual-action
Headstock: black veneer
Type: Hollowbody (no center block), bent sides
Top: laminated spruce
Back, sides: laminated flamed maple
Size: 46 x 29 x 7 cm / 18.11" x 11.42" x 2.76"
Binding: cream
Pickguard: -
Finish: PUR lacquer
Tuners: Kluson bass tuners, amberoid buttons
Bridge: Duesenberg bass bridge
Tailpiece: Duesenberg trapeze tailpiece
Strap pins: Kluson Multi-Lock
Hardware color: nickel
Strings: Duesenberg BSRS1 (050-070-085-110)
Pickup (neck): Duesenberg Bass-Bucker 
Pickup (bridge): Duesenberg Bass-Bucker
Wiring: 2 volume, 1 tone
Case: Custom Line case (not included)
Tools: all required allen keys (included)


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