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Michael Kelly Club Custom 5-String Acoustic-Electric Bass
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Featuring a solid cedar top--an especially good wood for bass--the Club Custom has an exceptionally full, strong tone. Its tone is enhanced by the st...Click To Read More About This Product
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Featuring a solid cedar top--an especially good wood for bass--the Club Custom has an exceptionally full, strong tone. Its tone is enhanced by the stunning burled ash back and sides. It has a 34" scale length for perfect string tension and a Fishman MKAB acoustic bass-optimized amplification system. Developed exclusively for Michael Kelly by Fishman, it is one of the first preamps made expressly for acoustic bass rather than guitar.
- Set-neck construction
- Burled ash laminate back and sides
- Solid cedar top
- Mahogany neck
- Dual adjustable graphite truss rods
- Rosewood fretboard
- Club fretboard inlay of abalone and pearl
- Abalone mini dot markers
- Rosewood Michael Kelly bridge
- Die-cast tuners
- Acoustic under-saddle pickup
- Fishman MKAB preamp
- Chrome hardware
- Gloss finish
- Wood with 3-ply plastic binding
- Solid abalone soundhole inlay
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If you're looking for the freedom of having an ABG around for that unplugged jam in the living room or lobby (which I do when I'm on the road) this is a solid ABG for the price. I use mine for church rehearsals without an amp. I also use it plugged in for the "unplugged" set with my blues trio.It's a solid instrument that projects pretty well. I tried an Ibanez once but found it was too weak in sound projection. IMHO, the Tacoma basses are the best but I don't do enough stuff needing an ABG to justify paying that much for one. Acoustically, Tacoma basses project louder and have a stronger bottom end while the Club Custom offers a little less volume and bottom. However, I found that plugged in it?s as good as any Tacoma bass or other models. The Club custom is fun to play and the five string version puts the strings closer together which makes it easier for me to play. I thought the four string had the strings spaced too far apart for my comfort.I have 20 years professional bass playing experience and have found this bass to be a great fit for what I use it for. Plus it looks cool on my wall when I'm not playing it.