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Bass of the Week: Roks Instruments Futura

This week we’re taking a look at the Futura from Roks Instruments out of The Netherlands. Luthier Axel Roks, who created the bass as part of Dutch Design Week, uses the human body as a large influence on his creations.

Roks Instruments Futura

“This design originated out of the idea that a bass guitar could be an object in itself,” he writes on his website. “Strong influences of the female body combined with hand shaped aluminum create contrast. Besides the intriguing design every Futura is equipped with a custom made TripleBucker and semi parametric equalizer.”

The Tripplebucker has separate on/off switches for each of the three coils, allowing for some serious tonal diversity. While the bass can be made with a variety of woods, this particular Futura is built with a two-piece ash body, a book-matched birdseye maple top, a quartersawn hard maple neck, an aluminum support and a pau ferro fretboard.

For more info, check out the Roks Instruments website.

Roks Instruments Futura Details:

Body2-piece Ash Body
TopBook-Matched Birds Eye Maple
NeckOne-Piece Quartersawn Hard Maple
Neck Width40mm at the nut, 60mm at the 24 fret
FretboardPau Ferro
Headstock VeneerEbony
Pickup CoversEbony
Electronics18 volt, Semi-Parametric 3 Band Pre-Amp
BridgeIndividual Bridge Design
OtherHandmade Aluminum Backplates