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Breedlove Pursuit Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar

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The most affordable Breedlove acoustic bass, the Pursuit Bass features a fast-playing neck and easy playability due to a shorter scale length. This g...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 08-28-2017

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For the up-and-coming musician seeking a great playing, affordable acoustic-electric bass.

The most affordable Breedlove acoustic bass, the Pursuit Bass features a fast-playing neck and easy playability due to a shorter scale length. This great sounding acoustic-electric bass goes beyond the design of typical acoustic basses – for one, it features the Breedlove Bridge Truss which relieves stress on the instrument’s top while providing additional sustain and balance. Played plugged in or acoustically, this bass will give you precise low end to fit all your musical scenarios. Includes built-in USB port for easy interfacing with recording software.


Concert Body Shape
The Breedlove Concert is the original Breedlove shape. It first appeared in 1992, and has been the best-selling Breedlove body shape ever since. Designed specifically for the fingerstylist to be well balanced, compact, and comfortable to play, it generates a wonderfully articulate range of tone with an ample low end that is never boomy, but always felt. The unique construction also allows the Concert to sing even at a full strum. If you’re a fingerstylist, or are seeking an instrument to use as vocal accompaniment, this is the shape for you. The Concert is engineered to provide exceptional sustain with a pronounced bass response, both of which can be achieved with a light touch. The graduated top works in harmony with the Breedlove Bridge Truss to provide an even response throughout the lows, mids, and highs, with sustain, and clear, concise, note-for-note projection.

Top Wood
Sitka spruce, picea sitchensis, originates in the northwest United States. Sitka spruce has been the primary top wood for American-made instruments for decades. It is strong and light with extended harmonic content, and it nearly equals the power of Adirondack. It offers a strong, focused tone with a solid fundamental -- perfect for flatpicking styles. When compared with European spruce, Sitka delivers warmer, more fundamental sound, largely free of overtones. Sitka takes a slightly longer period of playing time to open up. It has a straight uniform grain and coloration ranges from white to pink to light brown.<

Breedlove Bridge Truss
The Breedlove Bridge Truss (BBT) reduces tension on the soundboard of the guitar, so the top wood is able to vibrate more freely, producing remarkable sustain, balance, and clarity. The BBT also allows for a thinner graduated top, thereby allowing Breedlove craftsmen to bring out the optimal sound from the top wood without sacrificing structural stability. Relieving much of the string tension from the bridge prevents “bridge belly,” ensuring top stability for decades. Guitar strings can exert up to 230 pounds of pull from the nut to the bridge. Traditional methods for preventing top bowing at the bridge usually involve heavy internal bracing and thicker tops. The BBT compensates for this pressure in an innovative way: The BBT is mounted to the bridge from the inside and is connected into the tail block of the guitar, pulling downward on the underside of the bridge to distribute some of the tension, relieving pressure on the top. The resulting tonal effect on BBT-equipped guitars is more resonance and livelier sound with enhanced overtones.

Breedlove Pinless Bridge
The Breedlove Pinless Bridge helps maintain the integrity of the top by eliminating the need for six drilled string holes. The fewer holes in your soundboard, the more evenly the sound wave can move across the interior, without any loss of energy. The Breedlove Pinless Bridge also provides a gentler string-break angle from the bridge to the top of the saddle, reducing saddle strain. This innovative bridge also makes string changes a breeze, especially on 12 strings. Plus, you’ll never again have to worry about lost, worn-out, or broken bridge pins.

Breedlove Neck
Breedlove guitars feature a slimmer neck profile, which enables comfortable play, even with smaller hands. The hand-rubbed, semi-gloss Breedlove neck finish also contributes to ideal playability. The labor-intensive finish process includes precise finish coat applications, fine sanding, and hand buffing and rubbing.

Set Up and Quality Assurance in Bend, Oregon
The comprehensive quality control process provides the player with an instrument that will play perfectly right out of the box. Prior to shipment, every Breedlove instrument undergoes a rigorous 25-to-30-point inspection in Bend, Oregon by their expert U.S. quality control team. They start with a visual inspection: checking aesthetic and structural elements of the body and components for flaws. Next, each guitar is tuned and undergoes a play test, where our craftspeople check nut height, relief, action and string height. Based on the results of the play test, they are adjusted for maximum playability. Finally, each instrument is buffed and polished by hand with painstaking attention to detail. Once the instrument has passed inspection, a signed QC sticker is placed, and the instrument is carefully packed and shipped.

Limited Lifetime Warranty
Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service – and inspiration. New Breedlove instruments are warrantied to be free of defects in materials and workmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In addition to materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty on tuning machines and electronics packages.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Body Type: Concert
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Solid Wood Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Mahogany
  • Top Finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • # Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1-7/8 in.
  • Tuners Hardware: Chrome
  • Lower Bout Width: 15 in.
  • Waist Width: 9 in.
  • Upper Bout Width: 11-1/4 in.
  • Body Length: 20 in.
  • Body Depth: 4 in.
  • String Gauge: D'Addario EXPPBB170
  • Pickup Fishman: ISYS+ USB
  • Bridge: Pinless original
  • Binding: Tortoise
  • Inlay: Centered dots
  • Built in China
  • QC'd in Bend, OR
  • Includes Soft Gig Bag

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BreedlovePursuit Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar
 
3.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fun Little Bass

By Octopus

from Under the Sea

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Sustain
  • Worthless Built-in Tuner

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

Has a nice feel and plays smooth. Fret buzz is minimal. Stays in tune. Pickup sounds decent. The built-in tuner is junk so don't rely on it. Sustain is weak, but changing the strings will probably help a little, probably not enough to make a significant difference though. I just bought this the other day and so far it has been good to me. I would trust it for live performances. "Crafted" in China, so I was a little concerned about the quality but so far it seems solid and more durable than some other comparable acoustics I've played. If you're looking for a decent acoustic bass with a reasonable price then you've found it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

no problems

By old pro

from illinois

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

    none of the problems others found. very comfortable to play, well made,slight problem with eq. very bright put on flat wounds and it is much better. gig with it regularly.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    lemon

    By bummed

    from Chicago

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

      Bought this for my acoustic trio...have had nothing but problems with the electronics. Replaced jack, preamp, all wiring....worked for a bit now jack is bad again. Time to move on to another bass!

       
      4.0

      Breedlove Pursuit Bass

      By Randy O

      from Kansas City area

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Breedlove Pursuit Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

        I would put myself on the low end of experienced players. I usually play electric bass (Ibanez 500 or Schecter's) The Pursuit is fun to play, has its own sound. Not much unplugged, but with the right mix plugged in, it will rock the house. I am experiment to find the right strings for it, have not found them yet. A good buy, find it used and you will be happy.

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