Brubaker Introduces Brute MJXSC Single Cut 5-String Bass

Brubaker is expanding their Brute Bass series this year with the addition of the MJXSC line of basses. The new 5-string models sport a single-cut body design while keeping a low price point.

Brubaker Brute MJXSC Single Cut 5-String Bass

Weighing in a 10 pounds, the MJXSC sports an ash body and a bolt-on maple neck with a slim taper contour. The rosewood fingerboard has a compound radius of 16? at the nut and 20? at the last 22nd fret.

The pickup configuration is MM/J, with the company’s 3200 Series dual coil humbucker in the bridge position and the 3200 Series single coil in the neck position. Brubaker then couples the pickups with their 5200 Series active 2-band EQ, with resulting controls including Volume, Blend, Treble Boost/Cut, and Bass Boost/Cut.

Brubaker Brute MJXSC Single Cut 5-String Bass - Satin Tobacco Double Burst finishThe Brubaker Brute MJXSC will be available in Merlot and Tobacco Burst.

According to distributor AP International, the first batch of basses will be heading to dealers in June with MSRPs of $1,199, though street prices are expected to be closer to $899.

For more info, check out the Brubaker website.

Brubaker Brute MJXSC Bass Specs:

  • Strings: 5
  • Body Shape: Single Cut
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Shape: Slim Taper Contour
  • Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Black Side Position INlays
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: Compound Radius; 16? at nut, 20? at last fret
  • Nut Width: 1.75?
  • String Spacing: 19mm
  • Scale: 34?
  • Truss Rod Nut: Double Action
  • Pickups: MM/J; Brubaker 3200 Series Dual Coil Humbucking Pickup (Bridge), Brubaker 3200 Series Single Coil Pickup (Neck)
  • Electronics: Brubaker 5200 Series Active Two Band EQ
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge: Brubaker High Mass Bridge
  • String Nut: Graphlon
  • Colors: Merlot, Tobacco Burst

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  1. I’ll be glad when this single cut phase passes. That design is just ugly. Of course..that’s just my opinion.

    • Not for you,, hey @[100000007362131:2048:Jack Pasquale]

    • agreed wholeheartedly. I have a inexpensive Gretsch Electromatic bass that I put through a NYC Tech 21 Bass Driver for my recordings and for my first adventure in playing bass guitar, I was genuinely very pleased with the results. I really like the Steinberger Bass, G&L, and Hofner (Of course).

  2. it probably has amazing tone with all that wood but I never really dug the single cut look.

  3. I didn’t like single cuts either…until I actually played one. I would love to have a Veillette single cut.

  4. I think single cuts are usually ugly, but these look good, particularly with the tobacco burst.

  5. Is Maple fretboard an available option along with Bartolini pick-ups, pre-amp?

  6. Saan may nabibili nyan?