Jeff Berlin and Cort Announce Signature RITHIMIC Bass

Jeff Berlin with Cort Signature RITHIMIC BassJeff Berlin has teamed up with Cort for a new signature bass for 2014. Dubbed the RITHIMIC, the model features an alder body with a striking padouk and spalted maple top with a matching spalted headstock. Its hard rock maple neck is topped with a rosewood fingerboard. The bass is set up to Berlin’s liking with low action and a set of DR Strings Custom DDT strings.

The RITHIMIC is fitted with a pair of Bartolini Jeff Berlin custom soapbar pickups and passive electronics. Controls include Volume, Tone and Balance knobs. Finally, the bass is rounded out with Hipshot Ultralight tuners and a Babicz FCH4 bridge.

The Cort Jeff Berlin Signature RITHIMIC Bass will debut at NAMM next week will begin shipping in February with a MSRP of $1,400. For more info, check out the Cort Guitars website.

Cort Jeff Berlin Rithimic Bass

Cort Jeff Berlin Signature RITHIMIC Bass Details:

  • Body: Alder
  • Top: Padouk and Spalted Maple
  • Headstock: Spalted Maple
  • Neck: Hard Rock Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Pickups: Bartolini Jeff Berlin Custom Soapbars
  • Electronics: Passive
  • Bridge: Babicz FCH4
  • Tuners: Hipshot Ultralight

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  1. Can’t see it on the Cort website?

  2. Cannot believe They expect people to play a passive Cort and spend $1400 I dint care whose name is on it.

  3. Beautiful….but $$$

  4. built-in metronome? naaah

  5. If Cort was going to rip off Conklin’s ‘Melted Tops’ you’d think they’d put a little more effort into it.

  6. Not sure why everybody’s complaining about this $800 bass? The hardware alone: (Babicz, $120; Hipshots, $85-90; Barts, ~$200; DR’s, ~$35…) That’s ~$450 conservatively, before body, neck, knobs, construction, etc.!?

  7. Hopefully this is as good as the Dean model. I have owned and played one for several years and has been a great bass.