The Orbitron guitar got so many longing gazes by bassists, that we just had to create a version of the instrument that could hold down the lower register!
This is a short-scale (30") bass, with a jazz type neck profile that makes it easy (and dare we say...fun) to play.
Great pains were taken to adapt the Orbitron guitar body to a bass instrument. We were able to calculate the sweet spot for the pickup location by scaling down the Precision bass pickup placement to fit our 30" scale. Nailed it!
Speaking of pickup, this has a custom-made jazz humbucker by ColMax Pickups, and it can really deliver the goods.
Great things come in small packages...
See below for full specs.
Body; semi-hollow, poplar with maple top
Neck; hard maple
Fretboard; hard maple, rosewood
Scale length; 30"
Frets; medium/high Cryowire
Tuners; Hipshot classic open
Nut; Tusq XL by GraphTech
Pickups; ColMax Mini humbucker / Jazz
Bridge; Goldo saddle-lock
Finish; acrylic base and urethane clear (automotive finish, show car quality) any colour imaginable...
Body wood; mahogany, ash, swamp ash, pine, reclaimed pine, etc.
Figured top; flame maple, quilted maple, walnut, cherry, spruce, etc.
Frets; Stainless steel, jumbo etc.
Pickups; any available make or model can be adapted
Body binding, double body binding, fretboard binding, fabric top, colour-matched headstock, etc.