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|
|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)|
|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|
|Hardward:||Black or chrome|
|Finish:||Satin or gloss Lacquer|
For more, check out the Anaconda Basses website.