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Bass of the Week: Prat Basses Original I

Prat Basses Original I Bass Neck View

This week we’re checking out an exquisite Original I by Prat Basses. This particular six-string, built by luthier Oscar Prat, will get Buckeye Burl lovers going with its prime top and matching headstock.

The bolt-on bass has a 34-inch scale with a curly maple and walnut neck attached to its one-piece swamp ash body. Its bright birdseye maple fingerboard is accented with ebony dot inlays to mark its 24 frets.

Prat opted for a massive sounding pair of Nordstrand dual coil pickups with switches for each to toggle between series, single, and parallel operation modes. Electronics include a Noll 4-band EQ while hardware includes a Hipshot A-type bridge and Ultralite tuners. The body has a gloss finish to make that gorgeous top shine.

For more information, check out the Prat Basses website.

Prat Bass Original I Bass Specs:

Construction:Bolt-on
Scale:34″
Body:One-Piece Swamp Ash
Top:Buckeye Burl
Headstock:Buckeye Burl Cap
Neck:3-piece Curly Maple With Walnut Central Stripe
Fretboard:Birdseye Maple
Inlays:Ebony Dot
Frets:24
Pickups:Nordstrand DC with Series/Single/Parallel Switches
Electronics:Noll 4-Band Preamp
Bridge:Hipshot A Type
String Spacing at Bridge:18mm
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralite Tuners
Knobs:Ebony
Finish:Gloss