Bass of the Week: Duvoisin Fat Standard Bass “Satin Prince of Olivewood”
I got to catch bassist Remco Hendrix playing a the Duvoisin booth at NAMM, and it led me to check out more of the company’s instruments. This week we’re looking at their Fat Standard Bass “Satin Prince of Olivewood”, which was part of a limited run of instruments featuring olive tops. The bass version of the series includes a “massive” ash body with an oil finish.
“Due to the high density of our ‘Sagne Valley’ ash, the bass exceeds 11 lbs, yet what it gains in weight, it also gives back in tonal quality,” they write.
Duvoisin also chose maple for the neck and a rosewood fretboard with white dot inlays. Other features include a pair of the company’s own active split coil humbucking pickups matched to a three-band EQ with a mid-frequency knob.
You can hear the “Satin Prince of Olivewood” in this slap groove by bassist David Caraccio:
Duvoisin Fat Standard Bass “Satin Prince of Olivewood” Specs:
|Inlays:||White Dot Inlays and White Side Dots|
|Strap Locks:||Dunlop Chrome|
|Bridge:||Duvoisin DSS Bridge With Black Finish|
|Pickups:||Active Duvoisin Split Coil Humbucker|
|Electronics:||Onboard 3V (2x 1,5v AA Batteries) preamp|
|Controls:||Volume, Balance, Medium progressive frequency selector (250-830Hz), Mid, Treble/Bass|
|Other:||Electronic cover, black aluminium, engraved|
|Weight:||5.185Kgs / 11.43lbs|