This week we’re checking out the J Ferro Escalon bass. The model is part of a new series created by industry veteran Jose Ferro, who spent 17 years as Executive Vice President of ESP Guitars.
Available in four- and five-string versions, the Escalon features neck-through construction with a five-piece maple and mahogany neck matched to mahogany body wings. Its top is solid ebony, which makes a nice contrast to the rest of the body and neck.
Ferro equips the bass with a pair of hand wound FP12-4 pickups and an FTM-3 active preamp. Other features include a natural gloss finish, a rosewood fingerboard, and J Ferro hardware.
J Ferro Basses Escalon Bass Specs:
|Scale Length:||34″ for 4-string, 35″ for 5-string|
|Neck Profile:||Thin U Contour (1st fret - 21mm, 12th fret - 23mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||15.75″ (400mm)|
|Truss Rod:||Double Action|
|Tuners:||J Ferro JFT-32 3x2 Tuners|
|Neck Pickup:||J Ferro FP13-5N featuring an Alnico 5 Magnet/ Formvar Wire|
|Bridge Pickup:||J Ferro FP13-5B featuring an Alnico 5 Magnet/ Formvar Wire|
|Electronics:||J Ferro FTM-3, Active 3 Band EQ|
|Electronics Layout:||Vol/Bal w/a FTM-3, 3 Band EQ|