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U.S. Masters Performer Series EP4J Electric Bass Guitar
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This American-made electric bass features U.S. Masters' Ever-Tru neck profile with conical radius fingerboard, Contoured Flex truss rod assembly, Com...Click To Read More About This Product
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An exceptional value in a US made bass.
This American-made electric bass features U.S. Masters' Ever-Tru neck profile with conical radius fingerboard, Contoured Flex truss rod assembly, Compression-Set Captive Neck Joint, use of premium components and custom-designed pickups and electronics that will provide you with playability and sound quality worthy of the world's finest players.
Exceptional acoustic qualities are the foundation of the US Masters EP4J bass:
eveness of tone and response, extended bass and treble range, tight, solid low-end, tremendous sustain, superior detail and accurate intonation.
The U.S. Masters' patented Compression-Set Captive Neck Joint provides improved sound quality, response and structural integrity. The bass guitar's contoured Flex Neck Reinforcing Truss Rod System provides a lower action with a more consistent, uniform height along the entire neck. The Truss Rod makes an extremely strong, rigid, stable neck, a huge factor in creating the exceptional tone, attack, sustain, release and damping (tightness) of a U.S. Masters. Graphite Reinforcement bars further stiffen the neck and help keep the neck rigid for players who tune down, even a 4th! Intonation is improved because the neck can be set very close to flat - the distance between frets is not reduced due to the relief curvature of the neck. Easy Access truss rod adjustment at the heel. The EP4J bass is lightweight without compromising low-end. It has exceptional E string response and balance, and straight-line Minimum Friction headstock geometry.
The EP4J's custom-designed US Masters Soapbar pickup set provides a broad frequency response to deliver the exceptional acoustic qualities of the bass, and its proprietary Passive MultiVoice Electronics have diverse tone options.
US Masters unique Extended Uniform Neck Profile is more bio-mechanically efficient - players say it reduces fatigue, improves technique. The patented Contoured Flex Neck Reinforcing Truss Rod System provides a lower action with a more consistent, uniform height along the entire neck. The 34" scale compound radius 4-string provides for a consistent, uniformly low, easy-to-play action. Well-balanced, lightweight design.
Additional features include the finest quality woods and components used throughout, custom-made in the USA Pro-Series Top-Load bridge with improved tone over high mass bridges, premium Sperzel Precision Locking tuning machines for long life, improved tuning and to maintain pitch without slipping, and Graph Tech Trem Nut for improved tuning and pitch stability.
- Body: Mahogany
- Nut: Graph Tech Trem Nut
- Neck: Quartersawn hard (rock) maple w/ linear carbon graphite fiber reinforcement
- Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
- Tuning Machines: Sperzel Locking
- Pickup Set: Dual J w/ blend control and EMG 3-band active EQ
- Hardware: Gold
- Natural hand-rubbed satin urethane finish
- Neck: U.S. Masters Ever-Tru neck with extended Uniform Profile proprietary neck shape
- Neck Joint: U.S. Masters Patented Compression-Set Captive Neck joint
- Truss Rod: U.S. Masters Patented Easy Access Contoured Flex neck Reinforcing Truss Rod System
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Width at nut: 1-5/8"
- Bridge String Spacing: 1/4"
- Width at nut: 1.58"
- Fingerboard Contour: U.S. Masters proprietary Conical Radius (Conical Radius makes it easy to play across to the low E)
- Frets: 24 - High quality hard alloy German fret wire provides longevity and smoothness
- Bridge String Spacing: 3/4"
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I have had this bass for about 1 month now and I really like the tone and feel of it. It is very light so long sets don't wear you down. The neck has a unique design and plays very fast. The sustain is great and it has very clean sound, nothing muddy even when popping and slapping. I would definitely recomend this guitar. It didn't come with a case so I called the factory to order one from them and the owner of the company took my order and had a 10 minute coversation with me.
Awesome functional Bass. The body is 3/4 the sizeof most jazz style bases. Well balanced light weight.Gobs of tone variation. You can dial up any soundyou need. Best of all U.S. made for a fraction ofthe price of like quality basses.Great customerservice. The Guys that make them actually answerthe phone. Buy this Bass and don't look back.