Extended-range basses have become a huge trend in the last few years with instruments having anywhere from five to twenty-four strings. While Russian custom shop Padalka Guitars has built several seven and nine-string basses, they decided to take a more minimalist approach with the Ennea Hotchkiss, a three-string bass with bold contours.
A riff on their flagship Ennea model, the Hotchkiss is a left-handed, single-cut design that features a 36-inch scale complete with 26 frets. It’s built with a two-piece white ash body and a three-piece set hard maple neck. The rosewood fretboard is fitted dot side markers and Jescar stainless steel frets.
The minimal concept is taken a step further with a single Q 2.0 MM-style pickup hooked up to only a kill switch. Hardware includes Hipshot Ultralite with two extenders, individual Hipshot bridge saddles, and Schaller-style straplocks.
For more information, check out the Padalka Guitars website.
Padalka Guitars Ennea Hotchkiss Bass Specs:
|Body:||2-Piece White Ash|
|Neck:||3-Piece Hard Maple|
|Neck Thickness at 1st Fret:||22mm|
|Neck Thickness at 12th Fret:||24mm|
|Frets:||26 Jescar Stainless Steel|
|Pickup:||Q 2.0 MM Style 4|
|Tuners:||Hipshot Ultralite with 2 Extenders|
|Bridge:||Hipshot Individual Saddles|