This week we check out the Mayones Prestige Classic, a bass the company calls “a tempting luxurious instrument for connoisseurs with clear yet rich tone of modern Nordstrand Fat Stack pickups.”
The bass, which comes in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions, features neck-thru construction with several layers of wood. The body wings have an ash back topped by spalted maple with a layer of wenge in between, while the five-piece neck made of wenge and padouk. Its ebony fretboard is fitted with 24 medium jumbo frets.
The Nordstrand pickups are matched to an Aguilar OBP-3 preamp that can toggle between active and passive operation. Hardware includes Schaller M4 tuners and a Mayones X2 series bridge.
For more, check out the Mayones website.
Mayones Prestige Classic Bass Specs:
|Body:||Swamp Ash, Wenge|
|Top:||Spalted Maple top|
|Neck:||5-ply / Wenge-Padouk|
|Fingerboard Radius:||20″ (508 mm)|
|Scale:||34.25″ (870 mm)|
|Frets:||24 medium jumbo 18%NS Ferd Wagner 9665 2.64×1.20 mm (w×h)|
|Markers & inlays:||Plain, no markers + side dots|
|Bridge:||Mayones X2 two-piece bridge (CNC-routed from a solid block of brass)|
|Electronics:||Aguilar OBP-3 active preamp|
|Controls:||Volume, Balance, Middle, Treble/Bass, Passive Tone, Miniswitch (Active/Passive Mode)|
|Knobs:||Standard metal dome knobs|
|Other:||Switchcraft jack or Neutrik locking jack (optional), Schaller Security Straplocks|