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Mitchell MB305 5-String Modern Rock Bass with Active EQ Honey Burst

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The Mitchell MB300 bass features a carved-top, sleek-curve basswood body and a modern-profile neck shape that is ideal for multi-genre players. An op...Click To Read More About This Product

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Carved top body, modern profile neck and versatile electronics.

The Mitchell MB300 bass features a carved-top, sleek-curve basswood body and a modern-profile neck shape that is ideal for multi-genre players. An optional AAA quilt maple veneer provides the MB300 with a top-shelf look. The Deep Bevel Cutaway (also featured on Mitchell electric guitars) offers increased playing freedom across the entire fretboard. A 3-band active EQ provides up to 12dB boost or cut at 3 select frequencies for amazing tonal control for any style of music. Black nickel die-cast tuners and a high-mass bridge add to the premium appeal and tone. 

All Mitchell basses receive a complete stateside setup and quality control inspection to ensure exceptional playability. Case sold separately.

MB305 Features
• Carved-top basswood body with optional eye-catching AAA quilt maple veneer for superior looks
• One-piece maple neck with 24 jumbo frets that are ideal for any style of playing
• Deep beveled cutaway (DBC) design allows for complete fretboard access 
• Standard split-single and single-coil paraffin-dipped alnico V pickups, featuring extra-large pole pieces, cover a wide array of musical genres
• Master volume, pickup blend, 3-band active EQ (+/-12 dB) for precise sound control
• High-mass adjustable bridge provides plenty of solid tone and sustain 
• High-tensile strength fretwire for durability and smooth playability

  • Shape: Shallow D
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34 in.
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: HH
  • Neck: Split-coil Alnico V
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Single-coil Alnico V
  • Brand: Mitchell
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Active preamp: Yes
  • Special electronics: 3-band EQ
  • Material: Indian rosewood
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Black plastic
  • Nut width: 1.77 in. (45 mm)
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Control layout: Master volume, blend, 3-band EQ
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: High-mass adjustable
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: High-ratio
  • Color: Black nickel
  • Number of strings: 5
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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MitchellMB305 5-String Modern Rock Bass with Active EQ

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By Mick

from Nashville

Comments about Mitchell MB305 5-String Modern Rock Bass with Active EQ:

I LOVE Musician's Friend. This label is clearly the new GC/MF brand to replace Rogue. I tried one at the Nashville GC and it reminded me of the bad imports in the 80s and 90s that gave imports a bad name: scratchy pots, shorted jack wiring, bad fret finishing, bad EQ...really very little good to say. It did look good hanging on the wall, but it was the most harsh pre-amp I have maybe ever heard. Again...I love MF, as I have bought almost 80% of my gear from them. However, this product is simply BAD.

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Looks nice but keep looking

By Prodibal Bassman

from Kansas City

Comments about Mitchell MB305 5-String Modern Rock Bass with Active EQ:

This is Musicians Friend / Guitar Ctr's house brand gear, which is fine. Tried this at a store: the input jack was shorting terribly (an easy fix) but the fretwork was absolutely the WORST I have ever encountered in my decades of playing bass. The end of every fret was sharp and unfinished. I noticed it as soon as I picked it up... and promptly put it down. There are other inexpensive basses with much better quality.

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MB305,, Pretty Nice

By lowbkile

from Marcellus, Mi.

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  • Nice finish paint. Good low action. Nice tone.


  • Fret ends are a little rough but not bad.

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Comments about Mitchell MB305 5-String Modern Rock Bass with Active EQ:

Nothing really wrong with this instrument except for the fret ends being a little rough / sharp. Not a big deal,, its not going to cut your fingers. Playability is good,, you can set the action pretty low. Good tone quality and good EQ. No scratchy pots. No fret buzz and good straight neck. Feels good in your hands. Excellent look and finish to the bass. It came set up pretty good right out of the box. I made a little truss rod adjustment and that was all. Intonation was even good. Can't really complain so far,, pretty good quality.

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