Bass of the Week: OJ Guitars BrummBass
This week we’re checking out a unique acoustic bass guitar built by luthier Oliver Jaggi called the BrummBass. Jaggi, who is a third-generation Swiss craftsman, created the bass around functional design elements.
“The BrummBass features a number of innovations that help it stand out from other acoustic bass guitars. The top plate has an ultra-low mass construction and the bridge design limits stresses which impede the movement of the top. Together these design features produce a sound with quick attack and long sustain,” Jaggi writes. “Another feature is an adjustable neck joint which allows the player to dial in their preferred action settings via a keyhole in the heel. The large body (20″ wide at lower bout and 27″ body length) is made comfortable to play with an arm-bevel and a wedge shape that tapers from 7.5 inches down to 4 inches.”
That’s not to mention the fact that the neck is removable for transport. The BrummBass is crafted with cherry for the body sides a redwood top that was salvaged from a pipe organ. Its neck is bookmatched cherry fitted with a pau ferro fingerboard and 20 Evo Gold frets. Finally, it’s fitted with a set of Dazzo pickups and Hipshot tuners. Jaggi offers the bass with several options including fretted or fretless and with or without a multi-scale neck.
OJ Guitars BrummBass Specs:
|Tuning:||E to C|
|Scale:||36.25″ to 33.25″|
|Body Sides:||Engineered sides in Cherry|
|Top:||Redwood (salvaged from pipe organ)|
|Neck:||Bookmatched Cherry, dual action truss rod with Carbon Fiber reinforcement|
|Frets:||Evo Gold (mandolin size)|