Bass of the Week: Atelier Kraken Mammoth Bass
This week we’re checking out the Mammoth bass from Atelier Kraken. “Tentacle-crafted” in France by luthier Guillaume “Muche” Buguet and Vincent Clerc, the stunning bass has aluminum inlays along its ash body including a detailed engraving of the Kraken that extends over the neck pickup with a tentacle continuing on the headstock inlay.
More than a showpiece, the bass is thoughtfully built for monster tones. Its maple and rosewood neck, which is topped with a rosewood fretboard, has a compound radius for playing comfort. The team fit the body with a Hipshot Kickass bridge and Ultralite tuners. Its electronics include a Nordstrand Audio NP4 in the neck position and their Big Spilt by the bridge.
Atelier Kraken Mammoth Bass Specs:
|Neck:||Maple With Rosewood Reinforcements|
|Radius:||Compound 10″-18″ Radius|
|Pickups:||Nordstrand Audio Big Split (bridge) and NP4 (neck) pickups|
|Finish:||Stain and Satin Finish|