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The Wing Bass Now Available

Bassists looking for a portable bass to travel, practice and perform on have a new option. Measuring in at just 21 inches, the Wing Bass is an instrument that feels and plays like the top range of a bass guitar.

Wing Bass 4

“The concept is simple,” the company shared. “Place a capo at the twelfth fret of a standard bass and chop the neck off behind the capo. The result is the Wing Bass, an instrument that feels and plays like a standard scale bass with a capo at the 12th fret.” While the range of the Wing Bass puts it an octave above a standard bass, the company says it allows for great solo/chordal work and using an octave-down pedal will also get you back to the low end of the spectrum.

The Wing Bass comes in four- and five-string versions with several options for each. Its body is made of either mahogany or black limba with a choice of rosewood or maple for the fingerboard. Lined and unlined fretless options are available, as well. Each bass is fitted with a Bartolini humbucker and a Hipshot Headless tuning system.

Wing Bass 5

The Wing Bass is manufactured in the United States in partnership with Stambaugh Designs. Prices are $699 for the four-string and $799 for the five-string, with an additional $25 option for the lined fretless upgrade.

Wing Bass 4 Specs:

Body:Mahogany or Black Limba
Fingerboard:Rosewood or Maple
Dimensions:24 x 14 x 4 in
Pickup:Bartolini Humbucker
Electronics:Passive (Volume, Tone)
Actual Scale:16″ (40.64 cm)
Tuners:Hipshot Headless System
String Spacing:19mm (0.750″)
Height:20-1/4″ (51.4 cm)
Width:10-7/8″ (27.6 cm)
Thickness:1-7/16″ (3.7 cm)
Product Weight:3.5 to 4.5 pounds (1.58 to 2.04 kg)

Wing Bass 5 Specs:

Body:Mahogany or Black Limba
Fingerboard:Rosewood or Maple
Dimensions:24 x 14 x 4 in
Pickup:Bartolini Humbucker
Electronics:Passive (Volume, Tone)
Actual Scale:16″ (40.64 cm)
String Spacing:17.5mm (0.689″)
Tuners:Hipshot Headless System
Height:20-1/4″ (51.4 cm)
Width:10-7/8″ (27.6 cm)
Thickness:1-7/16″ (3.7 cm)
Product Weight:4.5 to 5.5 pounds (2.04 to 2.5 kg)

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