Bass of the Week: Adamovic Eric Czar Signature 7
Eric Czar’s Signature bass from Adamovic is a thing of beauty. With a monstrous 7-strings and 30 frets, the instrument gives Czar an incredible range. Strung E to A#, bass was designed between Czar and Nikola Adamovic to allow for easy chord playing and fast tapping while combining “the unique voices and timbres of a bass and a baritone guitar into one.” Who needs a guitarist anyway?
The singlecut bass employs a “4+3” string design, meaning the 4 bottom strings (E-A-D-G) use bass tuners, while the top three (C-F-A#) use guitar tuners. At the same time, the bass strings are strung through the body while the guitar strings are strung through the bridge. All of the hardware is made by Hipshot and finished in black.
The body is made from two pieces of walnut and sports a Birdseye maple top, while the 5-piece neck contains Hard maple, African padouk, and wenge. It’s reinforced by a pair of 2-way truss rods. The fingerboard is Striped Goncalo Alves.
For electronics, Adamovic includes his own Rampbar, which is a pair of 4-coil pickups under one large cover that doubles as a ramp, and a 3-band Glockenklang preamp.
The Adamovic Eric Czar Signature 7 has a list price of €3,500 (approximately $4,600 USD at the time of publication). For more, check out the Adamovic website.
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Adamovic Eric Czar Signature 7 Specs:
- Two piece walnut body
- Birdseye maple top
- Walnut wooden cavity cover
- 5 piece neck: Hard maple – African Padouk – Wenge
- Elongated fingerboard and neck with 30 fret positions
- Two 2-way quality truss rod
- Set neck construction
- Angled headstock strengthened with a volute
- Matching Birdseye maple headstock plate
- Stabilized maple nut
- Striped Goncalo Alves Fingerboard
- 33” Scale length
- 30 frets
- Abalone front side dots from the 12th fret up
- Adamovic Rambar made by Heaussel
- Goncalo Alves pick-up cover
- Goncalo Alves control knobs
- two Series / singlecoil / parallel switches
- Active Glockenklang 3-band preamp
- High quality Hipshot A-style bridge 3-way adjustable
- High quality Hipshot ultralite tuners
- Schaller security Locks
- Catalized oil finish
- Black hardware finish
- Standard bridge spacing 16.6
- Hard case included
- Warranty, tools and certificate included
Its a seven lane highway!
I get it. Great song, awesome player, mighty fine axe. But if your instrument has 7 strings, even if the bottom four are E-A-D-G, it ain’t a bass. IMHO
And there is PLENTY of treble coming out of that instrument. Just sayin’
Thats a bass if i ever did see one. ever hear of a tenor bass? this bass is a regular bass with a tenor bass built into it basicly. although i would add a low B string to it.
Nikk Strandbergo yeah, I’ve heard of a tenor bass. And a baritone guitar. And a piccolo trumpet. The site is “No Treble, Nothin’ but Bass”. At the risk of being repetitious, I did say 1) in my opinion; 2) it is a bad ass axe and 3) bad ass player. They call a piccolo trumpet a piccolo trumpet for a reason and a tenor bass a tenor bass for a reason
Hal Wright, just sharing my opinion.
Nikk Strandbergo That’s all I was doing..peace
7 strings not really a true bottom end guitar now is it?
The “bass” is one string short of a Chapman Stick. Why not just purchase a Stick? I must say it does look better than a Stick, yet, it is nothing but a Chapman Stick! “Next bass synth/keyboard player please” (the sound of the producer asking for a REAL bass player).
well actually, I used to play the Stick, ( and suppose I still do…) and this is a VERY different instrument, capable of tones, and techniques beyond just touch-style, and it’s more comfortable, and familiar for ME to play. And as far as your “producer” comment? Well, in my experiences touring and recording professionally, I’ve never heard a “producer” complain. Hopefully, the MUSICIAN in all of us will prevail over the TECHNICIAN. You can’t fault an instrument for it’s players’ judgement… Thank you for writing…
well actually, I used to play the Stick, ( and suppose I still do…) and it’s a brilliant instrument, but this is a VERY different instrument, capable of tones, and techniques beyond just touch-style, and it’s more comfortable, and familiar for ME to play. And as far as your “producer” comment? Well, in my experiences touring and recording professionally, I’ve never heard a “producer” complain. Hopefully, the MUSICIAN in all of us will prevail over the TECHNICIAN. You can’t fault an instrument for it’s players’ judgement… Thank you for writing…
I don’t think Mr Jones is a confident source to cite the definition “REAL bass player”.
You don’t even account for more than one production point of view, Just the producer? Despite that fact that audio-logically these bases in ‘an engineering perspective’ require less work from the engineer to balance.
We’re not all chasing Tony Levin for string count. Lumping us in with your own pathetic competitive nature/trolling wont earn you any interest, but I assume that is not why YOU are on the INTERNET.
All the way from New Orleans? its a shame the flood missed you.
I bet you suck at bass. etc.
@[124105504276585:274:Gortology] I kept my commentary about Mr. Czar to a minimum. It was a critique of the instrument. Whereas, I am sure your balls-to-the-wall, kiss-my-ass, fuck-the-world, juvenile ranting did NOT allow you to do the same. Rock on Dude! LOL!
Eric Czar This was not a hit at you and it sounds like you understand my opinion/observation. Your technique is great. Despite the rantings of Gortology, the comment was not a shot at your musicianship. Peace!
Correction: Bb, not A#. Just sayin’. It’s called ‘enharmonics’ for a reason.
I don’t go around calling a B string a “Cb” string, just as I wouldn’t go around calling a C string a “B#” string…
Neither would I go around calling my E string an “Fb” string, or an F string an “E#” string”.
ANYWAY… I LOVE the 30 frets, and the four-pole pickup sounds interesting (not to mention the wooden nut!). lol
With one of the electric guitars I’ve seen demonstrated by “Awesome John”, I’m a little curious: Is there any scalloping on the higher frets?
Some people need to listen to music with their eyes closed and minds open. I’m. Just saying.
I did say “awesome player, might fine axe.” And I said it was my opinion. Some people need basic reading comprehension skills. My mind is open enough
It’s not all about you my friend :-)
Jean-Christophe Boissy. I couldn’t agree more :)
@ Peter I bet you would say the same thing when Jaco started playing. You bass purists are annoying.
Ms. Spalding It was an “instrument” observation. By the way, Jaco opened things up and made bass players think differently. Not that Mr. Czar is not seeking to “open” things up. if you were alive in the near post-Jaco explosion era, many, besides myself, can attest to the fact keyboard or bass synth made a splash onto the music scene in a most unprecedented way! Why do you think this was the case?
I really enjoyed this video, Eric. What a great performance! It’s so cool to see the electric bass guitar continually evolve and find its way (through capable hands) into new realms of sonic possibility. I think you would be the perfect candidate to cover a Bobby McFerren song entirely on bass! I’ve always wanted to do it (Don’t Worry, Be Happy), but I don’t think I’d do it near the justice that you could.
Anyway, you play your instrument wonderfully, sir!
What makes this different from a warr guitar?
Everyone is complaining that this isn’t a bass “wah wah wah”. This is most definiately a BASS (a very sexy BASS), I like the “tenor bass” aspect of it.
apparently tony stark is a damn good bass player too.