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Tensor Updates Classic Series Basses for 2018

Tensor Basses is updating their Classic series of basses for 2018. Described as a “complete ground up redesign,” the new basses offer a deeper cutaway for access to the top frets, Nordstrand J-series pickups, and a new finish. It also updates the company’s main bass feature, the Force Balance System, which replaces the need for a truss rod.

Tensor Classic Series 4-String Bass

“As an integral part of the Force Balance System a new bridge was designed and is manufactured in Tensor’s Mission Viejo shop,” Tensor writes. “The new bridge has a greater range of adjustment for intonation and string height.”

Tensor Classic Series 5-String Bass

Tensor’s Classic series will also have a lower price point. The retail prices for a single-pickup four-string will be $1,595, while the five-string dual-pickup model will go for $1,795.

Tensor Classic Series Bass Specs:

Construction:Neck-Through
Body:Hard Maple
Neck:Hard Maple
Inlays:Abalone
Pickups:Nordstrand J-Series
Bridge:Tensor Bass Bridge
Weight:Approximately 7.5 lbs for 4-string, 8.2 lbs for 5-string

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