Bass of the Week: Fibenare Guitars Globe Bass
This week we check out the Globe Bass from the bass builders at Fibernare. The Hungarian company was created by brothers Attila, Csaba, and Arpad Benedek who didn’t have access to the guitars they wanted when they were younger and Hungary was behind the iron curtain. The brothers decided to build their own, and continually working to improve their own instruments led them to start building for others.
The Globe Bass comes in bolt-on or neck-through styles. Both versions can be built with either alder or ash bodies, but the bolt-on features a maple neck, while the neck-through has a laminated maple and padouk neck. Each also has the option for either a rosewood or padouk fingerboard.
Fibenare fits the Globe with their Vazul pickups with matching wood pickup covers. The Vazul has an alnico V magnet and is described as having a classic bass sound with “moderate attack and lots of harmonics.” They’re controlled with a pair of switches to put either pickup into series, parallel, or coiltap modes. Other controls include a volume pot with push/pull functionality to toggle active and passive circuits, a blend pot, and a 3-band EQ.
Fibenare Guitars Globe Bass Photos:
Fibenare Guitars Globe Bass Specs:
|Body Wood:||Alder or Ash|
|Top Wood:||None or Figured Maple|
|Construction:||Neckthrough or Bolt-on|
|Frets:||24 Regular (1.2mm x 2.5mm)|
|Neck Wood:||Maple for Bolt-on, Laminated Maple/Padouk for Neck-Through|
|Fretboard Wood:||Rosewood or Padouk|
|Width:||40mm (48mm for 5string) at Nut|
|Depth:||21mm at 1st Fret|
|Neck Shape:||Standard “C”|
|Fretboard Radius:||8-15″ Conical|
|Bridge:||Fibenare Twin bridge|
|Neck Pickup:||Fibenare Vazul-N|
|Bridge Pickup:||Fibenare Vazul-B|
|Controls:||Volume Pot (with Push/Push for Active/Passive), Blend Pot, 3-Band Active EQ, 2x Series/Parallel/Coilsplit Switch|
For more, check out the Fibenare Guitars website.