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Bass of the Week: Anaconda Basses Tribute J5E – Elite

Anaconda Basses Tribute J5E – Elite Bass

This week we’re taking a look at a beautiful model by the UK’s Anaconda Basses. This particular Anaconda Tribute J5E Elite was built for Joe Sam, a pro bass player from London, with a special twist.

“He’s an avid Prince fan and wanted a bass which had certain design cues to pay tribute to the master,” builder Andrew Taylor-Cummings explains. “The model he chose, was an existing Anaconda model, coincidentally called the Tribute. The body is finished in a stunning Purple Candy burst satin lacquer. For his bass, new features were introduced such as a 24 fret neck, which has a lacquered fingerboard and is oil finished on the back and headstock. The fingerboard has offset Piano style position markers in Ebony.”

Other features include a swamp ash body, a set of Delano P/J hum-cancelling pickups, a Glockenklang 3-band preamp, and Hipshot hardware.

Anaconda Basses Tribute J5E – Elite Bass Specs:

Scale length:34.5″
Frets:24
Body wood:Swamp Ash
Neck:5 piece Flame Maple/Wenge laminate
Fingerboard:Maple
Pickups:Delano PMVC 5 FE humcanceller, Delano JMVC5 FE /AS twin coil in-line humcanceller
Preamp:Glockenklang 3-band with 3 mid centres switch
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralites - Gold
Bridge:Hipshot A Style - Gold
Nut:Brass
Dots:Front - offset Ebony piano markers; Side - Luminlay
Fretwire:Dutch medium jumbo
Finish:Purple Candy burst - Satin Lacquer

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