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Vibrance Guitars Introduces Bass Models

Vibrance Guitars has gotten into the deep end with a new line of basses. Available in four and five-string versions, the basses are hand-crafted in the U.S. by luthier Craig Collins.

Vibrance Guitars Bass 5

Each bass design includes neck-through construction and a highly chambered body for extra harmonic resonance. The bodies are made with American Black Walnut for the back and sides and a wenge top, while the five-piece neck uses black walnut and cherry. Vibrance reinforces each neck with carbon fiber beams, which they explain stiffen the neck for stability and sustain.

The Vibrance Bass comes standard with Bartolini pickups and electronics. Other standard features include Hipshot hardware, a zero fret, and a handmade bone nut. They also pay attention to detail with every screw on the bass going into a machined brass insert rather than wood to prevent stripping.

The Vibrance Bass is available now with street prices of $3,699 for the four-string and $3,899 for the five-string.

Vibrance Guitars Four-String Bass Specs:

Scale:34 Inches
Construction:Neck-Through
Body:American Black Walnut Back and Sides
Top:Wenge
Neck:5-piece Walnut/Cherry with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement
Fretboard:Honduran Rosewood with Cherry Binding
Inlays:Holly
Pickups:Bartolini BB4
Preamp:Bartolini 5.2 Active/Passive 18v
Nut:Handmade Bone
Bridge:Hipshot A-Style Solid Brass
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralite
Weight:7lbs 13oz
Case:SKB 3i

Vibrance Guitars Five-String Bass Specs:

Scale:35 Inches
Construction:Neck-Through
Body:American Black Walnut Back and Sides
Top:Wenge
Neck:5-piece Walnut/Cherry with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement
Fretboard:Honduran Rosewood with Cherry Binding
Inlays:Holly
Pickups:Bartolini BD5
Preamp:Bartolini 5.2 Active/Passive 18v
Nut:Handmade Bone
Bridge:Hipshot A-Style Solid Brass
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralite
Weight:8lbs 3oz
Case:SKB 3i

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Ruben DLR (@rubendlr)

Gorgeous. I’d love to try one out. I think walnut is a beautiful wood. You can’t go wrong with Hipshot and Bartolini hardware and electronics, either.

Jonathan

Jonathan

Seems a bit like a modern version of the old ovation magnums? softer, lighter neck Woods with carbon fiber reinforcement. Only mahogany bass i ever liked, so this bass might actually be nice despite the, imo, poor Wood choice for a bass.

kim

kim

The body design looks very nice, especially the long curved lower horn, which should make for a stable position during seated playing. Walnut and cherry for the neck are unusual choices, given the significant stiffness is needed for basses — all necks should be able to be adjusted flat with heavy gauge flatwound strings. Not saying this isn’t doable on this bass, of course, but aesthetics should never supersede function when choosing materials.