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Four Striking New Bubinga Beauties Join the Vintage Bass Stable

Four Striking New Bubinga Beauties Join the Vintage Bass Stable -

The Bubinga Series compromises of four Trev Wilkinson-designed models, all featuring his highly regarded pickups and hardware, and built to handle playing all the way from bedroom to festival stages.

First up is the passive Vintage V8004B (£299 UK RRP) which has an eastern poplar body with 6mm Bubinga top, a bolt-on hard maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. A pair of authentically voiced split Wilkinson WBP pickups are matched with a WBJ at the bridge position, giving you a full spectrum of classic bass guitar sounds via dedicated tone and volume controls. Wilkinson designed the WBBC and WJB650 bridge and machineheads to ensure perfect intonation and tuning stability. The Vintage V9004B (£399 UK RRP) features the same basic spec as the V80004B, but with the added appeal of active electronics, and a 5-piece laminated bolt-on neck of maple and nato.

Next in the series is the V10004B (£499 UK RRP). With its 5-piece laminated maple/nato through neck design, a beautiful Bubinga top on a mahogany body, plus a pair of high output Wilkinson designed MWJH4 active humbucking pickups, the V10004B is truly a force to be reckoned with spec-wise and more than able to hold its own in any situation. For five-string aficionados, the V10005B (£519 UK RRP) has the same spec as its four-string brother, but with a low B string for those room-rattling low notes.

Vintage is distributed worldwide by John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. For more information, visit the JHS website.

Vintage V8004B

 V8004B (1)

Passive Series

Body: Eastern Poplar
Top: Bubinga (6mm)
Back: Eastern Poplar
Neck: Hard Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 864mm
Frets: 24
Neck Inlays: Dot Markers
Tuners: Wilkinson¨ WJB650
Bridge: Wilkinson¨ WBBC
Pickups: Wilkinson¨ WPB (M),
Wilkinson¨ WBJ-B (B)
Hardware: Black
Controls: 2x Vol, 2x Tone
Finish: Natural Satin

Vintage V9004B

V9004B
Active Series

Body: Eastern Poplar
Top: Bubinga
Back: Bubinga
Neck: 5-Piece Laminate
Maple/Nato/Maple/Nato/Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 864mm
Frets: 24
Neck Inlays: Dot Markers
Tuners: Wilkinson¨ WJB650
Bridge: Wilkinson¨ WBBC
Pickups: Wilkinson¨ WPB (M),
Wilkinson¨ WBJ-B (B)
Hardware: Gold
Controls: 1x Volume, 1x Balance vol,
3-Band EQ
Finish: Natural Satin

Vintage V10004/V10005B

 

 V10004B

 

 V10005B

Active Series

Body: Mahogany
Top: Bubinga, Maple Veneer
Neck: 5-Piece Thru Laminate
Nato/Maple/Nato/Maple/Nato
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 864mm
Frets: 24
Neck Inlays: Pearl 'V'
Tuners: Wilkinson¨ WJB650
Bridge: Wilkinson¨ BB404
Pickups: 2 x Wilkinson¨ WJH4 (V10004B)
WJH5 (V10005B)
Hardware: Gold
Controls: 1x Volume, 1x Balance vol,
3-Band EQ
Finish: Natural Satin

Vintage basses at JHS: www.jhs.co.uk/vinagebass.html

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