Caparison Guitars Introduces the Brocken 5-BASS
Japan’s Caparison Guitars has announced a new bass model called the Brocken 5-BASS, a five-string and 27 fret instrument they say is the most comprehensive bass they’ve ever developed.
“A perfect balance between functionality and exuberant design, precise engineering and cognitive creativity,” Caparison writes. “The unique and carefully considered quadripartite body construction, featuring a Maple core – flanked by two wings of Australian Black Wood, crowned with a select Black Walnut top, gives a full and well-rounded sonorous quality. The fundamentals are strong and defined and the clear harmonics ring out with a bell-like quality.”
The neck, which is reinforced with titanium support rods, is a five-piece maple and walnut laminate topped with a Kalimantan Ebony fretboard. For electronics, the company loads the Brocken 5 with a pair of Fishman Fluence soapbar set. The pickups offer three voicings as well as a single-coil mode for flexibility. The setup also includes a 2-band EQ and blend pot.
The Caparison Brocken 5-BASS carries a price of $3,499.
Caparison Brocken 5-BASS Specs:
|Body:||Australian Blackwood & Maple|
|Neck Material:||5-Piece Maple/Walnut, Twin Titanium Supports|
|Fingerboard:||Kalimantan Ebony,Luminous Side Dots|
|Radius:||Compound R350 to R400|
|No. of Frets:||27|
|Fret Type:||Jumbo, Nickel Silver|
|Depth, 1st Fret:||Approx. 22.0mm|
|Depth, 12th Fret:||Approx. 23.0mm|
|Nut:||Graph Tech Black TUSQ|
|Position Inlay:||Caparison Clock|
|Headstock:||Devil’s Tail, Brocken Logo|
|Head Angle:||15 Degrees|
|Pickups:||Fishman Fluence Soapbars|
|Pickup Voicing:||Voice 1 (Passive): Classic, fat and round; Voice 2 (Active): Full frequency, full dynamics; Voice 2 (Active + mid contour): Funk, Hi-Fi scooped; Single Coil Mode: Same voices + Jazz Bass string window|
|Controls:||Master Volume (Push-Pull), 1 Dual POT for blend, 1 Treble control, 1 Bass control, 3-way mini toggle Switch|
|Power:||Fishman USB Rechargeable Battery Pack|