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Taylor GS Mini-e Acoustic-Electric Bass Regular
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There's something undeniably inviting about the Taylor GS Mini's scaled-down size, yet playing just a few notes reveal the impressive voice of a full...Click To Read More About This Product
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Full-size sound in a small-scale instrument.
There's something undeniably inviting about the Taylor GS Mini's scaled-down size, yet playing just a few notes reveal the impressive voice of a full-size instrument. That mix of portability and musicality has proven to be a winning combination that fits into so many scenarios in life, from the couch to the campfire to the concert hall. It's not too big, it's not too precious, and it's not too expensive. That broad-based accessibility has given it a resounding universal appeal, not to mention a built-in fun factor. The new small-scale GS Mini-e Bass now accomplishes all of this for players who require these attributes in a bass.
The GS Mini-e Bass incorporates a proprietary string set developed by D’Addario, along with a Taylor-patented dual-prong bridge pin that was designed to optimize the string break angle and produce pleasing bass notes with the shorter scale length. The result is an inviting, portable and great-sounding instrument that makes playing acoustic bass more fun and accessible to a broader range of guitar customers. The bass features the standard GS Mini body and scale length (23.5 inches), with layered sapele back/sides, a solid spruce top, new bracing, and new GS Mini-e Bass tuners in chrome. Details include a 1-11/16-in. nut width, 4 mm Italian acrylic dot fretboard inlays, 3-ring rosette, matte finish, and ES-B electronics featuring an onboard preamp with tone and volume controls and built-in digital chromatic tuner with an LED display for tuning and low battery indication. Ships in a durable GS Mini-e Bass hard bag with embroidered logo - perfect for players on-the-go.
A guitar's top is the primary filter and distributor of vibrating string energy through the guitar, which means it has a huge impact on its sound. Sitka spruce is the most prevalent guitar top wood of the modern era. It blends stiffness and elasticity in just the right proportions which translates into broad dynamic range with crisp articulation. Layered back and sides create a sturdy yet receptive platform for the vibrating string energy sent by the guitar's top. Layered wood is less susceptible to changes in temperature and humidity, making it an excellent choice for players who travel with their instruments or simply require more durability.
The GS Mini-e Bass is equipped with ES-B electronics featuring an onboard preamp with tone and volume controls and built-in digital chromatic tuner with an LED display for tuning and low battery indication. The ES-B pickup system consists of Taylor's world-class ES2 pickup fine-tuned for bass strings, controlled by an ES-B preamp.
The GS Mini-e Bass is equipped with D’Addario Custom Light (.037-.050-.062-.090”) strings, featuring a multifilament core wound with D’Addario’s EXP-coated phosphor bronze wrap wire for long-lasting tone and projection. The strings were designed exclusively for the GS Mini-e Bass, and because of the instrument’s unique design features, no other strings should be used. These strings have a wonderful handfeel that's excentuated by the instrument's scale, generating plenty of depth and growl.
Shape: GS Mini
Neck joint: Set
Scale length: 23.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Pickup configuration: S
Neck: Not applicable
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Not applicable
Series or parallel: Both
Active preamp: Not applicable
Special electronics: Not applicable
Radius: Info not available
Fret size: Info not available
Number of frets: 20
Nut material: NuBone
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
Cutaway: Single cutaway
Body wood: Sapele
Top wood: Spruce
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-Way
Coil tap or split: No
Tone switching: Yes
Special switching: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Standard
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast
Number of strings: 4
Special features: Built-in tuner
Case: Gig bag
Accessories: Info not available
Country of origin: Mexico
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- Body type: Grand Symphony Mini
- Cutaway: No
- Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
- Back & sides: Layered Sapele
- Bracing pattern: GS Mini Bass bracing with relief rout
- Body finish: Matte 2.0 varnish
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Taylor GS Mini profile
- Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
- Fingerboard: Genuine African ebony
- Neck wood: Sapele
- Scale length: 23.5 in.
- Number of frets: 20
- Neck finish: Matte 2.0 varnish
- Pickup/preamp: Yes
- Brand: Taylor
- Configuration: Behind-the-saddle transducer with Adjustable Sensors
- Preamp EQ: 1-band
- Feedback filter: No
- Tuner: Yes
- Headstock overlay: Lexan
- Tuning machines: Chrome GS Mini-e Bass Tuners with chrome buttons
- Bridge: Genuine African ebony
- Saddle & nut: Micarta/NuBone
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: D'Addario's EXP-coated phosphor bronze wrap wire
- Case: Hard bag
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: Mexico
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