Supro has announced the Huntington Bass, a retro model that comes in single, double, or triple pickup configurations. The short-scale bass takes the body shape of an early ’60s Ozark model with the passive electronics and sound design of the equally vintage Supro Pocket Bass.
It is built with a choice of mahogany, swamp ash, or alder for the body. The pickups, which can be bolstered with an additional piezo pickup, are also vintage-inspired. “The unique Gold Foil pickups found in the Huntington bass are authentic replicas of the original “Clear-Tone” pickups found in the vintage Supro Violin, Taurus and Pocket Bass models,” the company writes. “These high-output single coils deliver legendary, deep low-end, with very low noise and a massive, broadband sound that stays warm and balanced across the entire range of the instrument.”
Check out these demos by Chris Chaney and Doug Wimbish to hear the new Huntington I and III:
The Supro Huntington I, II, and III are slated to ship this fall with prices starting at $999, $1,099, and $1,299.
Supro Huntington Bass Features:
|Body:||Mahogany, Swamp Ash, or Alder|
|Neck Finish:||Black Satin|
|Pickups:||1, 2, or 3 Vintage Gold Foil|
|Electronics:||50’s-wiring volume and tone controls|
|Bridge:||High Mass Bridge with Optional Piezo Pickup|