F-Bass BN5 5-String Bass, Roasted Flame Maple Fretboard, Brown Burst
We've always found that the greatest "boutique" instruments being made today are ones that combine vintage and modern elements into one elevated musical platform. After getting in this gorgeous F-Bass BN5 five-string in Brown Burst Gloss, we've found that this is a goal that F-Bass has nailed, and then some.
This axe combines the classic pairing of a sunburst-finished ash body and maple neck with some unique touches - a fresh take on the old-school sunburst with some awesome color-matched pickup covers and an absolutely stunning roasted flame maple fretboard that's both a marvel to look at as well as play.
The ergonomic improvements and the handmade craftsmanship are equally evident, shown in the easy-playing compound radius neck profile to the body shape that improves the weight distribution and comfort while playing the instrument. The bass players here at the shop really dig the slightly-longer 34.5" scale length feeling no different tension-wise than a standard-length bass but the low B remaining tight-feeling and punchy in both feel and tone.
The custom noise-canceling single-coil pickups sound fantastic both together or individually. Based on a classic J setup, the pickups bring vintage tone into the 21st century with just the right amount of growl, bite, and presence in both positions. And for the discerning tone-shapers, the flexible active preamp and push-pull controls can help greatly in tailoring your sound to the situation.
For a top-of-the-line instrument that's tops in both looks and performance, F-Bass knocked it out of the park with this BN5.
The BN5 takes the five-string J-Bass platform to new heights. Handmade in Canada, the BN5 is a result of years of R&D to provide the greatest playing experience F-Bass can offer to the high-end player. The classic swamp ash body with an optimized new shape and eye-catching roasted flame maple fretboard are a tried-and-true combination of tonewoods, while the premium Gotoh and Hipshot hardware, custom-wound vintage-modern pickups and cutting-edge preamp bring out the best the instrument has to offer. This instrument also comes with Dunlop Dual Design strap locks installed.
- Model: BN5
- Color: Brown Burst
- Body: Ash
- Finish: Gloss
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Roasted Flame Maple
- Neck: Maple, Satin
- Scale: 34.5"
- Nut Width: 1.75"
- Frets: 22
- Fretboard Radius: 10" - 16" Compound
- Headstock: Brown Burst (Matching)
- Pickups: F-Bass Hum-Cancelling Stacked Single-Coils
- Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume (p/p for coil-split), Tone (p/p for active/passive), Bass Boost, Mid Boost, Treble Boost
- Preamp: F-Bass 9v 3-Band EQ
- Bridge: Hipshot A-Style - 19mm String Spacing
- Tuners: Gotoh 20:1 Ratio
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Case: F-Bass Heavy Duty Gig Bag
- Instrument Weight: 10.3 lbs.