Bastard Basses Announces Little Bastard Bass

Little Bastard Bass

Bastard Basses has launched with an innovative prototype called the Little Bastard. Born out of a final exam project for designer Szabolcs Sinka’s Master’s in Product Design, the prototype bass is based around a 32-inch to 30-inch multi-scale neck. The bass’s concept also incorporates some forward thinking in the design process for ergonomics and visual flair.

“Little Bastard uses a unique design language as its shapes follow a matrix that creates a visual balance between the body and the multi-scale fretting system,” Sinka explains. “The matrix was specially designed to make the look of multi-scale guitars pleasing to the eye.”

The Little Bastard is built with a cherry body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard. Its dual coil pickup can be switched between parallel, single, and series modes, while the NOLL TCM 3 passive/active electronics offer a 3-band EQ with mid switch. Hardware includes Gotoh tuners, aluminum control knobs, and a mono-rail bridge.

For now, the Little Bastard is made to order and can be created with a variety of finishes, woods, and hardware. The current price is between $2,200 and $2,600 depending on options, though the company is currently working on a version that could be mass produced for less. For more info, check out the Bastard Basses website.

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Bastard Basses Little Bastard Bass Specs:

  • Made in Budapest, Hungary
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Matte black paint
  • Construction: Bolt-on
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Nut: Rosewood
  • Frets: 19
  • Multi-scale: 32?–30? (812 mm – 762 mm)
  • Body Wood: Cherry
  • Body Finish: Matte white paint
  • Pickup: Dual-coil
  • Switching: Parallel/Single/Series
  • Electronics: Active, NOLL TCM 3
  • Controls: 3-band EQ – Volume, Bass, Mid (switch 400/800 Hz), High; Passive mode: Volume, Bass, Tone
  • Tuning Machines: Gotoh (left handed type)
  • Control knobs: Unique designed aluminum knobs
  • Bridge: Mono-rail bridge

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  1. I just don’t like it.

  2. Beminds me of a Kubicki, of which I was not a big fan. But anyone who makes a fan fret bass is alright with me.

  3. Interesting, I wonder how comfortable it is.

  4. Looks like a potato.

  5. though the company is currently working on a version that could be mass produced for less. For more info, check out the Bastard Basses website.

    now I love them, first company who try to make their product cheaper and more affordable! good job!

  6. I’m sure it’s a great bass and innovative, too, but just give me a Fender, Musicman Stingray, or a G&L, and I’m a happy guy.

  7. Does it come with the sunglasses?

  8. I like this. I am a sucker for unique looking instruments.

  9. I like it. Its just too expensive. Its going to be hard to sell something this far away from traditional design with no presence in stores and cost this much.

  10. Bastard? I don’t like the name.

  11. Dave

    Why not a 34″ scale?

  12. Why so expensive ?

  13. Looks alot like my old Roland Gr77B (which I miss greatly)

  14. si wilko

    take the head stock off, make it tunable at the at the bottom, add trem system, funky as fuck, love the name, nice work guys