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Gear Watch: F-Bass Alain Caron Classic Bass

F-Bass has released a new Alain Caron signature model, dubbed the AC-Classic.

F-Bass Alain Caron Classic Bass

Built to attain an “upright” tone from an electric bass, the instrument features a redwood top, additional chambering, and a floating bridge. Another new development for the series is a natural sounding RMC piezo pickup system that is controlled by master volume, bass cut/boost, and treble cut/boost knobs.

The F-Bass Alain Caron Classic is available in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions with optional upgrades. For more info, visit the F-Bass website.

F-Bass Alain Caron Classic Bass Specs (4-string model):

  • Nut Width – 42mm (1 5/8”)
  • Width at Last Fret – 66mm (2 5/8”)
  • Fingerboard Radius – 10” – 16”
  • Scale Length – 34”
  • Number of Frets – 28
  • String Spacing at Bridge – 19mm (3/4”)
  • Neck Wood – 3 piece quarter-sawn maple
  • Fingerboard Wood – Gabon Ebony (Black)
  • Body Wood – Figured Maple/Spruce Top
  • Tuners – Black Gotoh tuners with 20:1 ratio
  • Bridge – Handmade Gabon Ebony
  • Knobs – Handmade African Blackwood
  • Pickups – RMC piezo pickups in the saddle & an F Bass stacked, single coil/hum-cancelling, magnetic pickup in the bridge position