Bass of the Week: Brubaker Brute MJX Series
This week we check out the Brubaker Brute MJX series. A production version of luthier Kevin Brubaker’s design, the MJX hints at classic basses with a modern take.
The Brute MJX series is available in 4- and 5-string versions. Each bass is built with an alder body, maple neck, and maple fretboard with 22 frets. They sport an MM/J pickup configuration with Brubaker’s 3200 series Dual Coil humbucker in the bridge position and a 3200 series single coil in the neck position. Electronics include a Brubaker 5200 Series two-band EQ with volume, blend, bass, and treble controls. It also has a coil tap switch for the MM pickup.
MJX Series basses come in Black, White, Natural, Satin Tobacco burst, and Satin Blue Burst finishes with an array of pickguards.
Brubaker Brute MJX Series Photos:
Brubaker Brute MJX Series Specs:
|Weight:||9.0 lbs for 4-string, 9.5 lbs for 5-string|
|Neck:||Maple w/ Maple Fretboard|
|Neck Shape:||Slim Taper Contour|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|Position Inlays:||Black Side Position Inlays|
|Fretboard Radius:||Compound radius: 16″ @nut, 20″ @last fret|
|Scale Length:||34″ (86.36 cm)|
|Headstock/Neck:||Brubaker Natural Satin Finish|
|Neck Plate:||4 Bolt “Bolt-Thru” Neck Joint TM|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Double Action|
|Bridge Pickup:||Brubaker 3200 Series® Dual Coil Humbucking Pickup|
|Neck Pickup:||Brubaker 3200 Series® Single-Coil Pickup|
|PreAmp:||Brubaker 5200 Series® Active Two Band EQ Electronics|
|Controls:||Volume, Pickup Blend, Active Treble Boost/Cut, Active Bass Boost/Cut, Coil Tap Switch|
|Bridge:||Brubaker High Mass Bridge|
|Pickup Covers:||Brubaker Brute Series|
|Strings:||Nickel Round Wound – .040, .060, .080, .100, .120|
|Control Knobs:||Black Metal Knurled Chrome Knobs|
|Available Colors:||Black, White, Natural, Satin Tobacco Burst, Satin Blue Burst|
For more information, check out the Brubaker Guitars website.