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Mitchell TB500 Traditional Bass Guitar  Black White Pearloid Pickguard

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The Mitchell TB500 bass starts with a custom contour alder body and one-piece, comfortable-profile maple neck with a smooth Indian rosewood fretboard...Click To Read More About This Product

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Custom contour body, comfortable neck and great-sounding electronics.

The Mitchell TB500 bass starts with a custom contour alder body and one-piece, comfortable-profile maple neck with a smooth Indian rosewood fretboard. Standard split-single and single-coil paraffin-dipped alnico-V pickups go from blues to classic to modern rock, while mitigating microphonics and feedback. Separate volume controls for each pickup provide complete sound sculpting, along with a master tone for even more sonic options. The high-mass modern bridge ensures a robust tone, smooth sustain for days, and solid intonation. 

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

TB500 Features

• Alder body and one-piece maple neck with 20 jumbo frets for traditional tone and feel
• Standard split-single and single-coil paraffin-dipped alnico V pickups go from blues to classic to modern rock while reducing microphonics and feedback
• High-mass adjustable bridge provides plenty of solid tone and sustain
• Graph Tech TUSQ XL reduced-friction nut enhances tuning stability
• High-tensile strength fretwire for durability and smooth playability

FEATURES
Neck
  • Shape: Classic C
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 34 in.
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Pickups
  • 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: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Indian rosewood
  • Radius: 9.9 in.
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Tusq
  • Nut width: 1.5 in. (38.1mm)
  • Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master volume
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: High-mass adjustable
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: High-ratio
  • Color: Black nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: No
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None

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MitchellTB500 Traditional Bass Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
  • Small venues (3)

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5.0

Organic and Rich Lows

By Wolfbane

from Kissimmmee Florida

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Sits well; nice balance
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Color / almost a light purple tint?

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Mitchell TB500 Traditional Bass Guitar:

It's an upgrade from my old school Peavey. I'm a guitar/keyboard player; wanna be bass. We switch instruments often during the evening on the gig. The tone is wonderful; nice lows and highs that fill the room at any volume, Steely Dan to Red Hot Chilli's, 70's 80's rock, perfect weight for 4-5 sets. The tone controls do not change the sound much but an adjustment on the amp covers that. The picture's on-line shows a much brighter white than what you get; it's like a faded white color w/some light purple tone? None the less its sounds and feels just right, smooth comfortable neck, excellent hardware. Got a discount coupon and no tax to Florida, not sure if I would have purchased otherwise. I play it through my GK 15inch.

 
4.0

Very nice bass, body is just to small for me

By Bassgimp

from Vicksburg, MI

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Mitchell TB500 Traditional Bass Guitar:

    Bought this bass to try because it looked great and was on sale. Disappointed when I opened the box because of how small the body is, thought it would be comparable to my Precision, but it was much smaller, more like an Ibanez. Neck felt very good and played well, electronics seem good, as well as the pickups. Overall quality was very good. Nice bass overall, but I returned due to the small size of the body, if you don't mind that issue, I believe you will enjoy the bass

     
    5.0

    Excellent sound

    By Josh the bassist

    from NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Mitchell TB500 Traditional Bass Guitar:

      Played this along side some of the big known names in the business. Could dial it in with ease and was able to get some solid tones out of it. Good for jazz, country, blues, and even some rock.

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