Tensor Inc. has expanded their bass guitar offerings with the Ultralight Jazz Bass series. The custom made basses come in four- or five-string versions and are fitted with a pair of Aguilar J-HOT pickups, which feature an over-wound design for a hotter output.
Each bass is built with a chambered maple body and 3-piece, grain oriented maple/mahogany neck with a choice of fingerboards: maple, rosewood, or ebony. Similar to Tensor’s previous models, the Ultralight Jazz Basses are built with the Force Balance system, which replaces a traditional truss rod with a set of compression springs to counter tension in the neck. Check out CEO Thomas Lanni explaining the system here:
Other features include 25 frets, Hipshot hardware, and custom pickguards. The new model is available direct from Tensor with an unlisted price.
Tensor Bass Ultralight Jazz Bass Specs:
|Strings:||4 or 5|
|Neck:||3-piece Grain Oriented Maple/Mahogany|
|Fingerboard:||Maple, Rosewood or Ebony|
|Pickguard:||Textile, Wood Veneer, or Tooled Leather|
|Pickups:||Aguilar J-HOT Series|
|Bridge:||Hipshot A Series|
|Tuners:||Hipshot Ultralight Series|
|Weight:||7lbs for 4-string, 7.6lbs for 5-string|