The natural acoustic character of the Boden Bass Prog is perfectly matched with Nordstrand Big Rig dual coil pickups with offset pole pieces that result in a big multidimensional sound and the onboard Darkglass Tone Capsule preamplifier that exponentially expands the instrument’s tonal possibilities. Although superbly versatile and well-rounded, the Prog 4 and 5 excels the most in a dense mix of aggressive and expansive sounds, whether you are filling up a certain frequency range as part of a bigger whole or when you want to cut through to make your individual musical statement.
What makes it special?
The Boden Bass Original was designed to provide exceptional comfort, ergonomics and playability with its lightweight headless construction, multi-scale neck, and the patented EndurNeck neck profile. For the bass player, this is especially important knowing how much a solidbody bass can weigh. The proprietary hardware is constructed of aircraft grade aluminum that plays a major part in the instrument’s unique woody and organic acoustic character besides reducing the overall weight. Premium materials such as Swamp Ash for the body with solid ¼” Flame Maple top and roasted Maple for the neck and Birdseye Maple for the fretboard and proprietary components along with world class manufacturing processes and techniques are used to produce these instruments of exceptional build quality, workmanship, and reliability.
What does it do?
Besides the striking visual design aesthetics and unmatched ergonomic features, the very best materials, components and craftsmanship combine to provide a bass that is easy to play, reduces fatigue for your hands as well as your back, and which produces stunningly clear yet warm organic sounds that will suit virtually any musical genre and style. Acoustically, the Boden Bass Prog is powerful, articulate, punchy and balanced with just the right amount of high-end to cut through the mix and these characteristics are further enhanced and complemented by the highly acclaimed Nordstrand Big Rig dual coil humbucking pickups and the highly-touted and exceptionally versatile Darkglass Tone Capsule 3-band EQ preamp.
Who is it for?
The Boden Bass Prog models are for advanced professional bassists who seek the utmost in playing comfort as well as a wide range of great modern bass sounds that can be used in a variety of professional musical environments, whether that’s a critical time-sensitive recording session or the largest of concert stages in which there is no room for errors. All of the features on the Boden Bass Prog were thoughtfully designed, engineered and implemented with such players in mind – from the premium materials to the scale length of each string and from each component of the hardware to the layout of the controls. The Boden Bass Prog is for the serious bassist who requires a powerful and flexible instrument that sits well in a dense mix and complements heavily overdriven guitar tones as well as expansive keyboard sounds.
- Bolt-On Construction
- Chambered Body
- Arm, Torso and Heel Carves
- Book-matched Solid Premium Flame Maple Top
- Swamp Ash Body
- Roasted Maple Neck, 12-ply Carbon Fiber reinforced
- Roasted Birdseye Maple Fretboard
- EndurNeck™ Profile
- String spacing at bridge* 18 mm/18 mm
- String spread at nut** 29.2 mm/36.3 mm
- 20″ Fretboard Radius
- 24 Frets
- Jescar 57110 Stainless Steel Fretwire
- strandberg* EGS Rev 2 bass tuners & string locks
- Black Hardware
- Original Luminlay™ Blue Side Dots
- Original Luminlay™ Blue Inlays
- 33″ – 34.5″ (4-string)
- 33” – 35” (5-string)
- Custom Nordstrand Big Rig humbucker pickups
- Darkglass Electronics ToneCapsule preamp/EQ
- Master Volume w/ push-pull for passive/active
- Bass ± 12 dB @ 70 Hz
- Lo Mid ± 12 dB @ 500 Hz
- Hi Mid ± 12 dB @ 2.8 kHz
- Blend Neck-Bridge
- Standard Lightweight Gig Bag Included
- Manufactured in Indonesia
- Instrument Weight: 6 lbs