Bass of the Week: Polaris Basses Shorty “Mango”

Polaris Basses Shorty "Mango"

This week we’re checking out an exotic number from Australia’s Polaris Basses. This Shorty model is dubbed the “Mango” due to its striking mango top covering a sapele body. Its neck is a laminate of maple, purple heart, and koa that has a highly figured piece of wenge for a fretboard. As you may surmise from the model name, the instrument has a shortened 30-inch scale.

For electronics, Polaris opted to fit it with a Delano Xtender pickup that can be toggled between parallel, single-coil, and series operation. It’s matched to a Noll 3-band preamp. “Clarity and definition in spades with a mighty bottom end,” the company says of its tone.

Polaris Basses Shorty “Mango” Specs:

Neck:Maple/Purple Heart/Koa
Pickup:Delano Xtender with 3-way switch for parallel/single coil/series modes
Electronics:Noll 3-Band Preamp

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  1. MikeyM

    Looks great… would love a video review and price for this one.

  2. Just send me any of these