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Bass of the Week: Lorita Basses Miki Santamaria Signature Bass

Miki Santamaria is a favorite here at No Treble headquarters – and among readers too – so I was excited to check out his signature bass from Lorita Basses. Designed by the bassist and built by luthier Xavier Lorita in Barcelona, its striking design includes a maple theme with a flamed maple top over a swamp ash body, a 3-piece hard maple neck, and a bird’s eye maple fretboard.

Lorita Basses Miki Santamaria Signature Bass

Santamaria opted for three of Lorita’s custom single-coil pickups housed underneath a flamed maple ramp to match the bass’s top. Each of the pickups feeds an active/passive 3-band Glockenklang preamp.

Check out this video of Santamaria putting the bass to the test in a video he calls an “Extreme Slap & Tapping Bass Solo”:

Lorita Basses Miki Santamaria Signature Bass Photos:

Lorita Basses Miki Santamaria Signature Bass Specs:

Construction:Bolt-on
Body:Swamp Ash
Top:Flamed Maple
Neck:3-piece Hard Rock Maple
Fingerboard:Bird’s Eye Maple
Frets:21
Pickups:3 Lorita Custom Single-Coils
Electronics:Glockenklang 3 band EQ preamp (active/passive)
Bridge:Hipshot
Tuners:Gotoh