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Washburn Expands on Stu Hamm Signature Series Line of Basses

Last year’s NAMM Show brought the debut of the Washburn Stu Hamm Signature Hammer bass, and as a follow-up this year the company has introduced a fretless version of the bass as well as the rest of the Stu Hamm Electric Bass Series.

The SHBH3FLTSS completely follows suit with the fretted version and features a double cutaway designed alder body fitted with a pair of EMG X Stu Hamm pickups and Ghost piezo pickups in a black Hipshot bridge. The new fretless model sports a rosewood fretboard with fret lines, pearl dot inlays, and a yin/yang bass clef insignia inlay at the 12th fret. Available in Matte Tangerine, Tobacco Sunburst Sparkle, and Natural Matte finishes, the SHBH3FLTSS will have a price tag of $3,139.

Stu Hamm Signature SHBH3FLTSS Fretless Bass Specs:

  • Lined Fretless
  • Pearl Dot Inlays with Stu Hamm Yin/Yang Bass Clef Inlay at 12th fret
  • Double cutaway electric bass
  • Alder body
  • Bolt on maple neck with Radial Neck Joint
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Exclusive EMG X series Stu Hamm pickups with Ghost piezo pickups
  • Volume, tone & piezo controls
  • Black Hipshot bass bridge with piezo pickups
  • Black Hipshot Lollipop style tuners with D-Tuner
  • Color: Matte Tangerine, Tobacco Sunburst Sparkle, Natural Matte

The rest of the Stu Hamm Electric Bass line consists of three models: the SHB30, SHB40, and SHB60, which share the same body style but differ in woods and electronics.

Washburn Stu Hamm Signature SHB30SVS Bass

Aimed at being more economically priced, the line begins with the SHB30, which features a basswood body, a rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, and passive pickups. Building on that, the SHB40 has a mahogany body, a rosewood fingerboard with Stu’s Yin/Yang Bass Clef inlays, and active pickups.

Washburn Stu Hamm Signature SHB40RS Bass

The SHB60 leads the trio with an alder body, rosewood fingerboard with the special inlays, and active pickups as well as piezo bridge pickups. Each of the basses have bolt-on maple necks and black die-cast tuners. Prices for the basses run from $533 to $1,069.

Stu Hamm Signature SHB30 Bass Specs:

Double cutaway electric bass
Basswood body
Bolt on maple neck
Rosewood fingerboard
Passive J style pickups
2 Volume, 2 tone controls
Black hardware
Price:$533.90
Case: GCSH (sold separately)
Color: Silver Sparkle, Black

Stu Hamm Signature SHB40 Bass Specs:

  • Double cutaway electric bass
  • Mahogany body
  • Bolt on maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Yin Yang/Bass Clef inlay
  • Active J & MM style pickups
  • 1 Volume, 1 blend, 1 bass boost/cut & 1 treble boost/cut control
  • Black hardware
  • Price:$712.90
  • Case: GCSH (sold separately)
  • Color: Red Sparkle, Tangerine

Stu Hamm Signature SHB60 Bass Specs:

  • Double cutaway electric bass
  • Alder body
  • Bolt on maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Yin Yang/Bass Clef inlay
  • Active J & MM style pickups
  • individual Piezo bridge pickups
  • 1 Volume, 1 blend, 1 tone & 1 Piezo volume control
  • Black hardware
  • Price:$1069.90
  • Case: GCSH (sold separately)
  • Color: Natural Matte, Tobacco Sunburst Sparkle