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Breedlove Solo Bass Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar
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The side sound hole makes the Breedlove Solo Bass far more audible to the player without sacrificing any forward sound projection. Great for playing ...Click To Read More About This Product
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For the singer-songwriter recording artist, projecting sonic subtleties directly to the player's ears.
The side sound hole makes the Breedlove Solo Bass far more audible to the player without sacrificing any forward sound projection. Great for playing in an ensemble, solo work and practice, the sound hole and the solid Sitka spruce top let you feel and hear detailed and warm bass timbres, while the proprietary Breedlove Bridge Truss delivers exceptional sustain and clarity by relieving stress on the instrument's top.
The Breedlove Jumbo is our largest body shape by volume. Playing the Jumbo is a powerful experience: Sound feels as though it is propelled by the movement of so much air inside the body. It's the perfect shape for conveying big, beautiful tone across all four strings.
Sitka spruce is grown in the northwest, and has been the primary top wood for U.S.A. instruments for many decades. It is strong, light, and gives extended harmonic content and nearly equals the power of Adirondack.
Back and Sides
Sapele is similar both visually and tonally to dense mahogany, but both darker and harder, giving it a strong visual presence and a bit more upper harmonic content and low-end clarity. It's a good choice for many sizes and shapes, and works well for strumming and fingerstyle.
A satin-finished nato mahogany neck with volute makes the neck comfortable and easy to play. The volute adds strength to the break angle of the headstock. It also acts as a thumbrest for notes played in open and first positions.
Breedlove Bridge Truss
For centuries, one of the most difficult components of crafting guitars has been relieving the stress on the bridge without overbuilding the top and dampening sound. Originally invented over 20 years ago, the Breedlove Bridge Truss is still one of the most innovative truss systems on the market today. Refined and improved over the years, the Breedlove Bridge Truss relieves stress on the top, allowing use of a thinner top, providing for greater sustain and balance, more expression from the instrument, and greater structural integrity all while adding longevity to the instrument.
The LR Baggs Element pickup and the Breedlove LR-TCV preamp give you great plugged-in sound. The back-lit, colored LED tuner also allows you to see if you're in tune on a dark stage. This set-up lets you play with confidence, so you can focus on your performance.
High-gloss finish, Black binding and offset position markers give this guitar an understated elegance.
Set-Up and Quality Assurance in Bend, Oregon USA
Our comprehensive quality control process provides the player with an instrument that will play great right out of the box. Prior to shipment, every Breedlove instrument undergoes a rigorous multi-point inspection in Bend, Oregon by our expert U.S. Quality Control Team. We start with a visual inspection: checking aesthetic and structural elements of the body, and all components, for flaws. Next, each guitar is tuned and undergoes a play test, where our craftspeople check nut height, relief, action, and string height. Based on the results of the play test, we then adjust for maximum playability. Next, each instrument is buffed and polished by hand with painstaking attention to detail. Once the instrument has passed inspection, a signed QC sticker is placed, and the instrument is carefully packed and shipped.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Breedlove players around the world can attest: With consistent, proper care, your Breedlove will give you a lifetime of service -- and inspiration. New Breedlove instruments, purchased through an authorized Breedlove dealer, are warranted to be free of defects in materials and workmanship throughout the lifetime of the original owner. In addition to materials and workmanship, Breedlove offers a two-year warranty on tuning machines and electronics packages. Cases and bags are subject to a one-year warranty covering defects in structure and hardware. Full details on our Limited Lifetime Warranty are available on our website.
- Body: Breedlove deep-body Jumbo with soft cutaway
- Inlay: Offset dots
- Nut Width: 1-11/16
- Neck: Satin-finished nato mahogany with volute
- Fingerboard: Radiused East Indian rosewood
- Binding: Black
- Top: Solid Sitka spruce
- Back and Sides: Sapele Mahogany
- Rosette: Abalone ring
- Finish: Full gloss
- Bridge: Rosewood Breedlove pinless design
- Nut and Saddle: ToneStone
- Frets: Jumbo
- Pickguard: None
- Tuners: Chrome Bass, 18:1 ratio
- Strap Buttons: Chrome
- Electronics: LR-TCV preamp with LR Baggs Element pickup
- Strings: D'Addario EXPPPBB170
- Deluxe gig bag
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- Light Weight Great Tone
- I Need Another Stand
- Practice And Live Shows
Comments about Breedlove Solo Bass Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:
I have no idea why the previous poster stated that this bass has no truss rod adjustment. It's right there at the base of the neck. They even include a hex wrench with the case candy. Even though it's made in Korea this is a fine instrument in every sense. Beautiful workmanship? The fit and finish is world class. A nice heavy duty padded gig bag is included unlike many other acoustic basses where you have to buy one which isn't anywhere near as nice separately. Unplugged for practices it sounds great with the side soundhole plug removed. But plugged in is where this bass really shines. I play in a gigging acoustic based band, both with a solid body electric bass (Gibson EB) and this Breedlove. Both instruments work VERY well with our sound. I switch off depending on the song. I did find that light flats sound better to my ear than the round wound strings it had out of the box, but that depends on personal taste. The preamp and built in tuner are top notch. The only downside to owning two basses is that I needed another stand. Buy this bass if you're looking for a sweet acoustic electric. It's money well spent.
- Good Feel
- Poor Construction
Comments about Breedlove Solo Bass Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:
It is pretty sad Breedlove would risk their solid reputation by selling their supposed high end acoustic bass without a truss rod adjustment. One of the many negative aspects of buying instruments online without playing and feeling them first. What a huge disappointment.