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Bass of the Week: Aquilina Basses Sirius

This week we’re checking out the Sirius by Aquilina Basses. Available in passive and active versions, the bass has several options to dial it towards a modern tone or take you back in time with old school thump.

Aquilina Basses Sirius Passive

The active version of the bass features an ash body, an American maple neck, and a maple fingerboard with 20 frets. More importantly, Aquilina loads it with a pair of Delano pickups and a Taurus TM2 preamp with Volume, Blend, Treble, and Bass knobs as well as Punch and Presence boost switches. Here’s the company’s sound clip of the Sirius Active:

The Sirius Passive comes standard with an alder body topped with sycamore, an American maple neck, and a rosewood fingerboard. Its pickups are a pair of Delano JC4AL’s. Both the passive and active versions are fitted with Sandberg bridges and Gotoh tuners.

For more information, check out the Aquilina Basses website.

Scale:34 Inches
Construction:Bolt-on
Body:Ash or Alder
Neck:US Maple
Fingerboard:US Maple or Rosewood
Frets:20
Tuners:Gotoh
Bridge:Sandberg
Pickups:Delano JMVC 4 FE and MC 4 FE or Delano JC4AL
Electronics:Passive or Preamp Taurus TM2
Controls (active):Volume, Blend, Treble, Bass, Punch and Presence boost switches
Finish:Satin Black, Natural, or Sea Foam Green
Made in:France