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Bass of the Week: Chowny Bass CHB-1

This week we’re checking out the Chowny CHB-1, a semi-hollow body bass with lots of flair. Designed in the UK and manufactured in China, the bass centers around a maple body and neck. It comes in a variety of flamed maple finishes as well as flat black or flat white colors, all of which are accented with 5-layer binding.

Chowny CHB-1

Its ebony fingerboard holds 22 frets and is inlaid with Mother-of-Pearl blocks. The bass has a floating bridge with a chrome bridge plate. Chowny fits the CHB-1 with a pair of Artec vintage style humbuckers.

Finally, Chowny offers the model with the options of a pickguard or no pickguard and left or right-handed versions. For a taste of the bass’s sound, check out this demo:

For more information, check out the Chowny Bass website.

Chowny Bass CHB-1 Specs:

Scale:31”
Body:Maple
Top:Flame Maple
Binding:5-Layer
Neck:Maple
Fretboard:Ebony
Inlays:Mother-of-Pearl
Frets:22
Nut:Bone
Pickups:Twin Artec Vintage Style Humbuckers
Tuners:Locking Chrome Pegs
Hardware:Chrome
Bridge:Floating Style
Bridge Plate:Chrome