Bass of the Week: Franz Bassguitars Wega 5 “Behind the Scene”

This week we’re checking out a Wega 5 from Franz Bassguitar’s Art Line dubbed the “Behind the Scene.” The bass is hand painted by artist Torsten Russ and finished with 18-carat gold leaf.

Franz Bassguitars Wega 5 Behind the Scene

“Just like his almost insoluble picture stories, the title ‘Behind the Scene’ also lends a multilayered interpretation,” Franz writes. “The viewer is in demand. Quick recognition is not the focus of the award-winning painter.”

Russ’s canvas starts with the chambered and curved alder body. Its five-piece maple neck has oak stripes, carbon fiber reinforcement, and a maple fretboard. The art continues along the fretboard as markers all the way up to the headstock. Franz fitted the bass with Gotoh tuners, an ETS 3D bridge, Delano JSBC pickups, and a Bell Sound 2-band EQ.

Franz Bassguitars Wega 5 “Behind the Scene” Features:

Scale: 34.5 Inches
Construction: Glued Neck
Body: Chambered Alder
Top: Art by Torsten Russ, 18-Carat Gold
Neck: 5-Piece Maple with Oak Stripes and Carbon Fiber Reinforcements
Fretboard: Maple
Fretboard Radius: Compound 10-16
Frets: 24
Pickups: Delano-JSBC
Electronics: Bell Sound 2-Band Active
Finish: Matte Finish

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  1. JESUS G.

    Personally, I just don’t like it, but being realistic, there’s NO need at all, to have to buy a 3,000 or more money for ANY “best” electric bass guitar, musically , and technically speaking, regardless of the “special” built in electronic circuits, and so forth, as I already have seen it, in many YOU TUBE videos, where many of these bass players, show off great technique, even using very inexpensive bass guitars. As always in the music world, it will keep prevailing, that it does depends on the experience, technique , and TALENT, (and with help of an average quality bass amp) of every musician that exist around the world , period.