Mike Lull Guitars unveiled their newest signature bass at the Winter NAMM show this year, based on the instrument and specs of bassist Bryan Beller.
The BBM5 is based on Lull’s M5 bass, modified to suit Beller’s playing style and wishlist. The bass is a 35˝ scale 5-string bass active jazz bass with a Bartolini NTMB Pre-amp and Seymour Duncan Custom Shop pickups.
Wood selections include AAAAA quilted maple top, ash body and maple fingerboard. The BBM5 comes equipped with a Hipshot bridge and tuning keys, an asymmetrical neck and signature headstock.
Beller, the busy and multi-faceted bassist known for his work with Steve Vai, The Aristocrats, Dethklok, Mike Keneally and his solo work, has been playing a Mike Lull bass for some time, and seemed surprised by the move.
“I can’t even believe that Mike Lull made a Bryan Beller signature bass. But they did,” the bassist shared. “…It’s modeled after my trusty red Lull that some of you have seen in pictures over the years (and which I used on the Vai tour, countless Keneally tours, my own stuff, The Aristocrats album, etc).”
Lull says the BBM5 lists for $4,299, with an expected street price of $3,255. For more information, visit the company’s website.
Mike Lull Bryan Beller Signature Bass Specs:
- Modified Mike Lull M5 bass
- Asymmetrical neck
- Diamond pattern controls
- Y-shaped Ultralite tuners
- Bartolini NTMB Pre-amp
- Comes with Bryan Beller signature on headstock and a photo card with his actual signature.
- Standard stuff:
- 35″ Scale length
- 24 fret two octave neck
- 12″ radius fingerboard
- 1 -7/8″ nut width
- Seymour Duncan CUSTOM Shop pickups