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Cort Curbow 5-String Bass

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The carved-top body is made of luthite and features an extended upper horn for strapped balance and a deep lower cutaway for unrestricted access to a...Click To Read More About This Product

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Boutique styling in a new Greg Curbow design.

The carved-top body is made of luthite and features an extended upper horn for strapped balance and a deep lower cutaway for unrestricted access to all frets. The rock-maple neck extends into the body all the way to the pickup for maximum vibration transfer. Electronics include a single, slim Bartolini passive humbucker wired to an active 9-volt circuit with 3-band EQ and a "slap" contour switch with adjustable bass and midrange boost (accessed from the rear). Controls also include volume, treble cut, mid boost/cut and bass boost/cut knobs on the front. The fingerboard is made of Ebanol and polished to a mirror finish. It all adds up to cutting-edge, premium-quality bass for a very affordable price.

FEATURES
  • Luthite carved-top body
  • Extended upper horn for strapped balance
  • Deep lower cutaway provides unrestricted access to all frets
  • Rock-maple neck extends to the pickup for maximum vibration transfer
  • Neck is fastened securely by 5 bolts
  • Electronics include a single slim Bartolini passive pickup
  • Active 9V tone circuit features a 3-band EQ and a "slap" contour switch with adjustable bass and midrange boost (accessed from the rear) plus volume, treble cut, mid boost/cut and bass boost/cut knobs on the front
  • Ebanol fingerboard, polished to a mirror finish
  • Cutting-edge, premium-quality bass for a very affordable price
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4.7

(based on 47 reviews)

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Cort Curbow 5 String Less Is More

I bought a 5 string Curbow about a year ago on the advice of a friend. I play the way Hendrix played guitar (left-handed/upside down. I play every weekend and with the...Read complete review

I bought a 5 string Curbow about a year ago on the advice of a friend. I play the way Hendrix played guitar (left-handed/upside down. I play every weekend and with the exception of the original machine heads I couldn't ask for anything more. I find it incredibly responsive with lots of punch when you need it. I was truly amazed at the Bartalini pickup and the range of sounds you can reproduce like a Fender Percussion or Jazz, Gibson EB series from the 70's. I would recommend this bass to anyone who plays a wide range of music and it can cover it all.==

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Don't let the looks fool you

I received this bass several days ago. When I opened the box it looked fantastic. After tuning the instrument I realized it could not have been set-up, as the string height was way...Read complete review

I received this bass several days ago. When I opened the box it looked fantastic. After tuning the instrument I realized it could not have been set-up, as the string height was way high. I adjusted the truss rod over the next two days until it had no more adjustment and was attempting to strip out the head. The bass still had high action. I decided to try a light string (40-120) set to relieve the bow in the neck. While changing the strings, I realized the nut grooves are smaller than the factory strings sizes because when I pulled the E string out it took the nut with it. After the epoxy was set I realized the light strings helped some. This is a nice looking instrument, well designed and utilizing innovative materials. I wish that the construction was a little more robust.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cort Curbow 5 String Less Is More

By diamondtesq@hotmail.com

from Penticton British Columbia Canada

I bought a 5 string Curbow about a year ago on the advice of a friend. I play the way Hendrix played guitar (left-handed/upside down. I play every weekend and with the exception of the original machine heads I couldn't ask for anything more. I find it incredibly responsive with lots of punch when you need it. I was truly amazed at the Bartalini pickup and the range of sounds you can reproduce like a Fender Percussion or Jazz, Gibson EB series from the 70's. I would recommend this bass to anyone who plays a wide range of music and it can cover it all.==

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best bass you will ever buy. Period.

By Bassface-MFDb1

from Mechanicsville, VA

I have played over 30 different brands of basses and this is the best one. It's made for any type of music. I play mostly hard rock to death metal and it rocks.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful Sound

By BassPlaya316

from Fort Valley, GA.

When I first played this bass in a music store, I was amazed. Now that I own one I feel more content with it and myself, because it has remarkable action.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fun Bass

By LONGO121486

from Averill park NY

I bought this bass two years ago and never regreted it since. im only 18 now but i plan to keep this bass till im at least 50, the only drawback is the small body, well not to me, its funny to watch people who are unfamiliar with the bass to sit it on there laps and watch it slip. over all its a great bass with some sick sound i love it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sound

By Tesjj

from Seaside, CA

The sound is just awesome, the horn is a little too short, but I can live with that!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Small fully playable body,perfect for high notes

By FleaWannaBeSays

from Sanford,Florida

It is good bass for a person who is experienced, not for a beginner. It has 25 frets that are playable from the deep cut-away.

 
5.0

Great Bang For The Buck!

By BSSPLYR

from Las Vegas, NV

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I recently bought the Cort Curbow 5 string. This is a great bass for what you pay. I have been playing for over 25 years and have quite a selection of basses in my arsenal and must say that this little bass is well on the way to being my favorite for performing. Tight construction all around, the 5 bolt neck is solid and doesn't budge a bit. I love the massive bridge/tailpiece. Electronics are great, I especially like the active/passive switching. As far as sound goes this baby growls. Nice tight high that are very reminiscent of my Rickenbaker but still with a hefty low end punch. My only concern is that it doesn't balance at all when sitting, but when worn with a strap it balances fine.

 
5.0

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By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have had the 6 string version for 2-3 years and its amazing. The slap switch is a cool thing to have. Tone is amazing even when your strings are getting worn out. Overall this is the best bass ive played out of many.

 
5.0

The one funky bass you'll ever play.

By DaHat56

from Fort Lauderdale, FL

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I got this bass as a personal Xmas present and this bass does some some serious in all applications. The slap switch gives just the right amount of sound I need for pop and slap style. I wanna get a four string model of this in the future.

 
5.0

Hard to beat for the money

By Joe-MxDpD

from Jacksonville, AR

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Had this bass for about 2 years now and I have to say even today I still play it regularly. The slap switch is nice to have. I have a Spector and upper echelon Fenders and this thing keeps up pretty well.

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