Bass of the Week: Padalka Guitars Neptune Bass No. 125

Padalka Guitars went for something a little different on this particular build of their Neptune bass. To begin, they made it a four-string with a longer 35-inch scale and 26 frets. As with the standard Neptune model, it features a Hipshot headless tuning system.

Padalka crafted the bass with a one-piece Black Limba body topped with a stunning piece of Box Elder. Its carbon fiber-reinforced neck is also Black Limba, which is matched with a zebrawood fretboard. While the fretboard is left to show off the wood grain, Luminlay glow-in-the-dark side dots help as position markers.

Padalka also went a little out of the norm by fitting the body with a pair of Dimarzio DP705’s (which are marketed as 7-string guitar pickups) with a volume control and a three-way pickup selector switch.

Padalka Guitars Neptune Bass Specs:

Body:Black Limba
Top:Box Elder
Neck:Carbon Fiber Reinforced Black Limba
Neck Profile:U Shape
Side Markers:Luminlay
Pickups:Dimarzio DP705 (X2N 7)
Controls:Volume, 3-Way Toggle Switch
Tuners/Bridge:Hipshot Bass Headless System
Knobs:Gotoh Dome-Style
Weight:7 lbs

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