Designed with serious bassists in mind, the new approach of adding ash top on a mahogany body ensures a great balance of warm yet full and punchy sounding lows and bright yet clear and transparent highs, not to mention ash’s beautiful wood grain for more a natural aesthetic. The newly developed Fishman Fluence Bass Soapbar pickups and its 2-band EQ will surely satisfy any hard-rocking modern bassist with its multi-voiced capabilities for a wide range of genres.
Ash top on a mahogany body ensures a great balance of warm yet full and punchy sounding lows and bright, clear and transparent highs, not to mention ash’s beautiful wood grain for more a natural aesthetic.
Based on Fishman’s convention-disrupting Fluence Core technology, the new pickups for bass bring the revolutionary multi-voice performance, dynamic range, and articulation of Fluence technology to 4-string and 5-string bassists. The three voices for the Fluence Soapbar were created to offer players a wide palette of sounds that cover all playing styles.
A4 Ultra Ash’s versatility is maximized by the push/pull mode on the volume knob and the dedicated 3-way mini switch for multi-voice control that enables perfect tones for wide range of genres.
3 Way Voice Control Switch
– Voice 1 (Passive): Classic, fat and round
– Voice 2 (Active): Full frequency, full dynamics
– Voice 3 (Active with mid contour): Funk, Hi-Fi scooped
The push/pull pot for volume/coil-split engages single coil mode when pulled for the same voices above but with Jazz Bass string window
The string-thru-body and top-load construction facilitates greater tonal range while adding punch and enhancing sustain, perfectly complementing the longer 34” scale’s tighter string tension and focused sound.
The strength and brightness of Maple is ideally balanced with the warm midrange of Panga Panga, resulting in superb playability, feel and tonal definition.
When it comes to punch and sustain, nothing beats neck-thru-body construction. The strings vibrate across the body and neck in coherent and linear manner, maximizing the tightness of the low-end with rich mids and singing highs.
An African hardwood, Panga Panga has characteristics of Wenge and produces a tight and coherent sound that mates extremely well with the instrument’s multi-laminate neck-thru-body construction.
A4 Ultra Ash is equipped with Hipshot Ultralite Tuners (classic 20:1 tuning ratio) that is made of cast zinc with aluminum strings posts and mounting nuts, resulting in 30% weight reduction over other regular tuners and which results in improved balance and tuning accuracy.
NECK: 5pcs Maple & Panga Panga
FRETBOARD: Panga Panga
TUNERS: Hipshot® Ultralite Machineheads
BRIDGE: Hipshot® TransTone Bridge
PICKUPS: Fishman® Fluence Bass Soapbar
ELECTRONICS: 1 Volume(P.P.), 1 Blend, 2 Band EQ
3 Way Voice Control Toggle Switch
STRINGS: D’Addario® XL165