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Bass of the Week: Anaconda Crusher Standard CX5

Anaconda Crusher Standard CX5 Bass

Facebook is great for discovering new and beautiful instruments. Our friend Russ Sargeant posted a picture of this fantastic Anaconda Crusher Standard and I was hooked. Built in England, the hand-crafted bass has some nice curves for ergonomics and aesthetics.

The Crusher comes in several flavors, with the Standard version offering all of the most important features in a clean package. It comes fretted and fretless versions, each of which is created with 5-piece bolt-on Canadian Rock maple neck with wenge stringers. Its body can be ash or swamp ash with the option of a French Lacewood top.

Pickups include a pair of Bartolini P45CBC’s that can be switched between series, single coil, and parallel modes. Anaconda matches them with a Glockenklang 3-band EQ that can be switched into passive functionality. The hardware includes Wilkinson Lightweight tuners and a Sung Il bass bridge.

Anaconda Crusher Standard CX5 Bass Photos:

Anaconda Crusher Standard CX5 Bass Specs:

Neck:5 Piece Bolt-on. Canadian Rock Maple with Wenge Stringers
Scale Length:34″ on 4 String, 35″ on 5 String
Frets:24
Body Facing wood:French Lacewood. (optional)
Headstock:Front capped to match body. Angled back for greater string tension
Body wood:Ash or Swamp Ash
Fingerboard:Wenge (Excellent growl, snap and punch)
Dot markers:Side dot markers
Pickups:Bartolini P45CBC (Independent series/single coil/parallel switching)
Pickup position:Anaconda ToneZone 1*
EQ:Glockenklang 3-band EQ (Active/passive switch, active pickup blend)
Tuners:Wilkinson lightweight
Bridge:Sung Ill quality multi-adjust bridge with lockdown saddle
Nut:Anaconda hand-cut Brass (Excellent open string tone)
Truss rod:Two way adjustable at body
Fretwire:Medium jumbo
Hardward:Black or chrome
Finish:Satin or gloss Lacquer

For more, check out the Anaconda Basses website.