Bassist Sam Battaglino shared some details of his new RG Custom Basses Pathos on a Facebook group called Best Boutique Basses, and it stopped me in my tracks. The left-handed bass features a neck-through design with solid spalted Ambrosia maple body wings that give it a raw, organic, and yet refined aesthetic.
Its five-piece neck brings together spalted Ambrosia maple and walnut with an ebony fingerboard. RG fitted the bass with an EMG DC-X pickup in the neck position and an EMG CS-X in the bridge position. Both pickups feed into an EMG BQC 18-volt preamp. Other features include Gotoh tuners, custom RG knobs, Schaller Strap locks, and a Schaller 3D-4 adjustable bridge.
For more information, check out the RG Custom Basses website.
RG Custom Basses Pathos Specs:
|Body:||Solid Spalted Ambrosia Maple Wings|
|Neck:||5-Piece Spalted Ambrosia and Walnut|
|Pickups:||EMG DC-X and CS-X|
|Electronics:||EMG BQC 18v Preamp|
|Bridge:||Schaller 3D-4 Adjustable Bridge|