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Xotic Unveils Chuck Rainey Signature Bass

Chuck Rainey with Xotic XPJ-1T Signature BassBass legend Chuck Rainey has a new signature model from Xotic called the XPJ-1T, a bass designed with versatility in mind. Rainey collaborated with Xotic on the bass which features a P/J pickup configuration with elements of the company’s XP and XJ models.

The XPJ-1T starts with a ash body and a bolt-on maple neck with 21 frets. Its original Xotic pickups are matched with a Trilogic Bass Preamp 2. Besides a 3-band EQ, the preamp controls include an active/passive switch, a Mid-Boost switch, and a Bright switch. The four-string bass’s range is extended with a Hipshot X-Tender Key on the E-string. Other hardware includes Hipshot Ultralite tuners and a brass Hipshot A Style bridge.

Rainey used the new bass on his latest release, Interpretations of a Groove. The Xotic XPJ-1T will start shipping in early 2014 with a retail price of $4,000. For more, check out the Xotic website.

Xotic XPJ-1T Chuck Rainey Signature Bass Specs:

  • Construction: Bolt On
  • Body: Ash
  • Finish: Yellow Blond
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: 6150
  • Pickups: Xotic
  • Electronics: Active/Passive Trilogic Bass Preamp 2
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Bridge: Hipshot A Style
  • Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite with X-Tender Key
  • Gig Bag: Custom Xotic