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Bass of the Week: Ramos Guitars Gotham

This week we’re checking out a sleek black custom bass called the Gotham by Spain’s Ramos Guitars. The seven-string brute is built with a mongoy body and fretless ebony fingerboard for a dark theme and an air of mystery.

Featuring neck-through construction, its three-piece maple neck is reinforced with graphite for added strength. Ramos fitted the bass with a Delano JSBC7HE set of pickups matched to a three-band Glockenklang preamp. Other features include a 34-inch scale, Gotoh and Hipshot tuners, and an ABM bridge.

Ramos Guitars Gotham Bass Specs:

Scale:34″
Construction:Neck-Through
Body:Mongoy (scientific name: Guibourtia ehie J. Leonard)
Neck:3-piece maple with graphite reinforcement
Fingerboard:Ebony
Frets:Fretless
Nut:Graphite
Electronic:3 band Glockenklang.
Pickups:Delano JSBC7HE set
Bridge:ABM
Inlay:Head (Ramos Guitars logo in mother of pearl)
Gears:Gotoh GB7 and Hipshot GB7M on string number 6 and 7
Strings:020-130
Finish:Polyurethane

For more information, check out the Ramos Guitars website.

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Joseph Joel

34 inch scale? that’s going to make the b string sound fucking awful.

    Ed

    Ed

    most 5 strings are 34 and the B sounds fine if they tried to extend it it would fuck the sound of the high strings

    Kurt Skrivseth

    Owning both 34” and 35” 5 strings, the difference isn’t actually as bad as you’d think. It sort of gives the illusion that you’re playing a lighter gauge since there’s less tension. Frankly though, on a fretless, the shorter neck mixed with flat wound strings might give you more of that “lack of clarity/ambiguous” fretless sound.