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Bass of the Week: o3 Guitars Palladium

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This week we take a look at Spanish custom shop o3 Guitars’ Palladium bass. Available in 4-, 5- and 6-string versions, the bass takes its moniker from the chemical element, which is a “rare and lustrous silvery-white metal.”

All of o3’s basses are hand made, so each is customized. Standard features include an ebony fingerboard, mahogany body, and a 5-piece maple/wenge neck.

It comes with a a quilted or flamed maple top, or no top at all. The company uses Häussel pickups and offers either a single MM humbucker, dual MM humbuckers, or dual Bassbars. It’s available with passive electronics or an active Aguilar 3-band preamp.

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o3 Guitars Palladium Bass Specs:

  • Scale: 34˝; 35˝ for 5- and 6-strings
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Quilted or Flame Maple
  • Neck: 5-piece Maple/Wenge; Graphite Reinforced
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Frets: 24
  • Pickups: Häussel
  • Electronics: Passive or Active Aguilar 3-band
  • Tuners: Gotoh
  • Bridge Hipshot