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Bass of the Week: J Ferro Basses Escalon

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.

J Ferro Basses Escalon Bass

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:

Construction:Neck Through
Scale Length:34″ for 4-string, 35″ for 5-string
Body:Mahogany
Top:Solid Ebony
Neck:5-Piece Maple/Mahogany
Neck Profile:Thin U Contour (1st fret - 21mm, 12th fret - 23mm)
Fingerboard:Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:15.75″ (400mm)
Finish:Natural Gloss
Nut Type:Graphite
Frets:24
Hardware Color:Black
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