This week we take a look at the Frog Omega Europe 5 bass from Maruszczyk Instruments, a custom instrument designed on the company’s Frog series.
Built on an alder body, the bass a quilted maple theme, with the figured wood being used for the top, fingerboard, headstock, and pickup covers. The set-in neck is made of hard rock maple. The bass is finished in a high-gloss charcoal burst for a beautiful smoky look. The hardware is finished in chrome, and includes a Monorail system bridge.
The Frog Omega has has a pair of BassCulture pickups, with a humbucker in the bridge position and a stacked single-coil in the neck position. Active/passive 3-Band Glockenklang electronics round out the bass with 5 knobs- Volume (push/pull), Balance, Bass, Mids, and a Treble control that doubles as the passive tone blend.
Though based out of Germany, Maruszczyk basses are handcrafted in Poland by Mensinger. This particular bass sells for around €2,190 (approx. $3,030 USD). For more info, visit the Maruszczyk Instruments website.
Maruszczyk Instruments Frog Omega Europe 5 Gallery:
Maruszczyk Instruments Frog Omega Europe 5 Specs:
- Body: Alder
- Top: Quilted Maple
- Neck: Hard Rock Maple
- Fingerboard: Quilted Maple
- Frets: 24
- Pickups: BassCulture in Round Quilted Maple Covers
- Electronics: Active 3-band Glockenklang – volume (push-pull), balance, bass, mids, treble/passive tone blend
- Finish: Grey, Transparent, High Gloss
- Hardware: Chrome