Gear Watch: Boulder Creek Koa Acoustic Bass Guitar
Boulder Creek’s display at NAMM this summer featured a nice array of acoustic bass guitars, including their new Koa model.
One of the unique things about these basses, as well as their other basses, is the Boulder Creek Suspended Bracing System. The system utilizes tone bars with a brace instead of traditional bracing to support the top. The “SBS” works to prevent the top from bowing under string tension, and by doing so in a manner that doesn’t use the traditional X brace, allows the top to vibrate more.
The bass includes an AB4-T pickup that has a 4-band EQ and tuner built in.
Also new for 2010 is their Fretless 5-string, featuring a cedar top with mahogany back and sides. For more info, visit the Boulder Creek website.