New Zealand’s Stonefield Musical Instruments has teamed up with Freekbass to produce a signature model. Based on the company’s Model 1-4C, the bass has special tweaks to fit the funk bassist’s style.
“Using the dense and somewhat brittle African wenge for the top wood and Solomon Island ebony for the fingerboard adds a bite to the tonality of the instrument,” Stonefield explains. “Perfect for snaps, pops and other percussive elements.”
It also has a Funk Plate ramp between the pickup and fingerboard to aid in double thumbing and other slap techniques. The Freekbass signature model also has a smaller volume control knob to reduce the chance of hitting it when you slap.
As with the 1-4C, the Freekbass model is fitted with the Tomm Stanley Tuning system tailpiece, a floating bridge, and passive EQ controls. It’s available for order now for $4,650.
Stonefield Freekbass Signature Model Bass Specs:
|Fingerboard:||Solomon Island Ebony|
|Electronics:||Passive Treble, Mid, Bass controls|
|Tuners:||Tomm Stanley Tuning System|
|Other:||Funk Plate finger ramp|