Cort Launches Jeff Berlin Rithimic V Bass

Jeff Berlin’s signature Rithimic bass now comes in a five-string version. The Cort Rithimic V was displayed at the Winter NAMM show this year with the bassist on hand to talk about it.

Cort Jeff Berlin Series Rithimic V Bass

“I’m entirely a four-string guy,” Berlin noted, “but I wanted to help make an efficient an instrument as possible for five-string players. My contribution was to ask the Cort guys to make a much easier playing neck and to put in the Bartolini [pickups] for that huge sound.”

The neck, which is made of hard maple, is narrower with a thinner profile shape. Other features include an alder body with a walnut burl top, Hipshot Ultralight tuners, and a Babicz FCH5 bridge.

The Cort Jeff Berlin Series Rithimic V bass will be available later this month with a street price around $1,049.

Cort Jeff Berlin Series Rithimic V Bass Guitar Specs:

Body:Alder body with Walnut Burl Top
Neck:Hard Maple Neck
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralight Tuners
Bridge:Babicz FCH5 Bridge
Pickups:Bartolini Jeff Berlin Custom Soapbar Pickups
Electronics:1 volume, 1 Balance, 1 Tone passive Electronics
Strings:DR DDT Strings

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  1. Petit La Fugal

    ok but this bass is nothing compared to my standard passive J/J Fender Jazz Bass V from 2009. I am confused. The Jazz Bass V just blitzes it, sounds a lot more authentic and much more balanced! , proper frets, proper bridge, proper passive tone circuit, proper neck and handling/balance.

    • WC

      So what you’re saying this isn’t the bass for you . . . ?