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.
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:
|Neck:||3-piece Hard Rock Maple|
|Fingerboard:||Bird’s Eye Maple|
|Pickups:||3 Lorita Custom Single-Coils|
|Electronics:||Glockenklang 3 band EQ preamp (active/passive)|