This week we’re checking out the Remington Steele from Germany’s Le Fay Basses. The bass is a fretless with a twist: the fingerboard is stainless steel. Although it’s an unusual feature, the steel doesn’t sound metallic at all, the company says.
“Remington Steele sounds spacious, phat and rich in overtones,” they write. “Effects come into their own really well and dampened-played sounds resound with impressive oomph.”
The instrument can be built with several options, but the basic configuration includes an American cherry body, a Padauk neck, and the stainless steel fingerboard which has the same range as 27 frets. Le Fay fits it with three of their single coil pickups and a six-way pickup selector for dialing in your sound.
Check out this quick demo by BassTheWorld.com with Or Lubianiker:
Le Fay Remington Steele Bass Specs:
|Construction:||Bolt-on or Glued-In|
|Fingerboard:||Stainless Steel, Framed in Black With Lateral Fret Markings, B Bow|
|Pickups:||3 Le Fay Single Coils|
|Controls:||Volume, 6-way pick-up selector, Passive treble cut|
|Finish:||Body Acrylic Closed-Pore Satin Finish, Neck Acrylic Open-Pore Satin Finish|