If you asked us to show you a bass that we thought looked the most like it came from a technologically-advanced society from the future, a Strandberg would most likely be our pick - in particular, this awesome Boden Original 5-string bass.
Strandberg has been long known for making excellent headless basses that are absolutely effortless to play, and while yes, "effortless playability" is used to describe many of the great basses we've had here at the shop, it especially is true for Strandberg because of the deliberate improvements they have made to ergonomics, weight distribution, neck and body relationship, and more down to the smallest of details. This Boden is no exception, and is in fact one of the greatest examples of their innovation.
The Boden Bass Original model features the classic time-tested wood combination of lightweight chambered Swamp Ash body with solid Flame Maple top and Roasted Maple neck and fretboard. Strong in the high-mids with sweet highs and a punchy and tight low-end, the Original 5 basses provide the articulation and expressiveness that players of Classic J-style basses are accustomed to.
This timeless sonic character is complemented by Nordstrand Zen Blade soapbar-size noiseless single-coil pickups customized to match the radius of the fretboard and a 3-Band Preamp that allows the player to tailor the sound with detailed precision over a very broad sonic range.
Whether you are a touring pro, session player, or a metalhead, the Boden Bass Original can surely cover all of the bases with authority and style.
- Bolt-On Construction
- Chambered Body
- Arm, Torso and Heel Carves
- Book-matched Solid Premium Flame Maple Top
- Swamp Ash Body
- String spacing at bridge 18 mm/18 mm
- Finish: Natural Semi-gloss Polyurethane
- Roasted Maple Neck, 12-ply Carbon Fiber reinforced
- Roasted Birdseye Maple Fretboard
- Scale Lengths: 33” – 35”
- EndurNeck™ Profile
- String spread at nut 29.2 mm/36.3 mm
- 20″ Fretboard Radius
- 24 Frets
- Jescar 57110 Stainless Steel Fretwire
- Original Luminlay™ Blue Side Dots
- Original Luminlay™ Blue Inlays
- .strandberg* EGS Rev 2 bass tuners & string locks
- Black Hardware
- Custom Nordstrand Audio Zen Blade humbucker pickups
- Nordstrand 3-band preamp/EQ
- Master Volume w/ push-pull for passive/active
- Passive Tone (treble cut)
- Bottom: ± 15 dB @ 50 Hz
- Top: ± 15 dB @ 4 kHz
- Mid (push-pull for frequency)
- Down: ± 15 dB @ 1 kHz
- Up: ± 15 dB @ 400 Hz
- Blend Neck-Bridge
- Standard Lightweight Gig Bag Included
- Instrument Weight: 6.8 lbs