This week we check out the XTC by Phantom Guitars. Handmade in Cologne, Germany, the XTC brings together elements of several classic basses with a single-coil and humbucker pickup configuration that the company says gives it modern sounds for rock, funk, jazz and pop.
The XTC comes in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions with a choice of body woods. Its neck is a 5-piece lamination of maple and amaranth that’s topped with either a rosewood or maple fingerboard. Phantom fits it with Bartolini pickups with a mini switch to toggle between use of the three coils as well as a bypassable 3-band EQ.
Phantom Guitars XTC Bass Photos:
Phantom Guitars XTC Bass Specs:
|Strings:||4, 5, 6|
|Body:||Choice of Woods|
|Electronics:||Active/Passive 3-band EQ|
For more, check out the Phantom Guitars website.