Willcox is now shipping a new version of their Saber SL bass called the HexFX Edition. The new model has a 13-pin DIN connector that allows for individual string outputs in addition to the Lightwave Optical Pickup System.
“The HexFX Editions bring the individual string outputs, along with a summed mono output, to a 13-pin DIN connector,” Willcox writes. “The resulting output enables full synth access, individual string processing and modeling, and the use of a fanout box. The possibilities are limitless, and the optical pickup technology provides ultra-fast and accurate tracking, glitch-free and with no latency or false triggering.”
They add that the 13-pin output follows the Roland GK Protocol and is compatible with all of the Roland GK and Virtual Guitar modeling services. Controls for the HexFX Edition include a MIDI Volume control, a Momentary Up/Down Program Selector Switch (S1/S2), and an Output Selector Switch (Mono/Individual String/Both).
The Saber SL HexFX Edition retains the rest of the lineups features, including a solid alder body, a maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. It’s available with a choice of four or five strings and fretted or fretless models. Prices range from $2,029 to $2,218, depending on options.
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Willcox Saber SL HexFX Edition Bass Specs:
|Number of Strings:||4 or 5|
|Construction:||Bolt-On (5 Bolt)|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Fretless Options:||Lined or Unlined|
|Number of Frets:||24|
|Neck Wood:||3-Piece Rock Maple|
|Neck Finish:||Satin Polyurethane|
|Neck Shape:||Low-Profile ‘C’ Neck Carve|
|Pickups:||LightWave Analog Optical Pickup|
|Bridge:||Custom GraphTech Monolithic Bridges with iceTone™ Saddle|
|PreAmp:||LightWave Designed Active PreAmp|
|Outputs:||Standard 1/4″ Mono, 13-pin DIN Individual String|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Bass Boost and Cut, Mids Boost and Cut, Mid Sweep, iceTone™ Blend, Warm/Cool Toggle Switch|
|Power:||16 Hours playing time with 1-hour recharge (Rechargeable NiMH Internal Battery)|
|Accessories:||ProTec Deluxe Gig Bag, User Manual|