Cort Upgrades the B5 Plus AS Bass for 2016

Cort has updated their B5 Plus AS bass with a new set of electronics. The model, which is part of the Artisan Series, now comes with the Markbass MB-1 EQ to match its Bartolini MK-1 pickups.

Cort B5 Plus AS Bass

The bass’s preamp is described as providing a “very natural and transparent boost” that won’t color the instrument’s natural tone. “The crystal clarity and natural warmth combined exude a passive feel with smooth lows, full-bodied mids, and bell-like highs,” the company writes. Controls include Bass, Mid, Treble, Volume, Pickup Balance, and an active/passive switch.

The B5 Plus AS is built with a swamp ash body in a natural finish and a five-piece wenge neck topped by a rosewood fretboard. It’s fitted with Hipshot Ultralight tuners and an EB12 bridge. A left handed version is available.

The Cort B5 Plus AS will be shipping later this year with a to-be-determined price point.

Cort B5 Plus AS Bass Specs:

Cutaway:Double Cutaway
Body:Swamp Ash
Neck:5PC Wenge & Rosewood
Fretboard:Rosewood Fingerboard
Scale:34″ (864mm)
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralight Tuners
Bridge:EB12 Bridge
Pickups:Bartolini MK-1 Pickups
Electronics:Markbass MB-1 EQ
Hardware:Black Hardware
Strings:5 Strings
Additional:Left handed available

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  1. Mark

    Great Instruments .
    Build in the same factory like many Ibanez Models, G&L and Spectors.