Alusonic Announces QuadraFleX Pickup and Hybrid Bass
Italy’s Alusonic has unveiled a new pickup called the QuadraFleX 4 as well as a new bass model for it. The new instrument revolves around the pickup’s unique mode selection that lets you pick between five pickup modes: Single Bridge Side, Split-Coil Reverse, Split-Coil, Single Neck Side, and Humbucker.
“We developed a new bass model with this pickup starting from the acclaimed Alusonic Django Deluxe design, [which] is made with a chambered Alder or Swamp Ash body with an Aluminium or Carbon Fiber top glued together to provide an extremely rigid but at the same time very light body,” Alusonic writes, adding the bass weighs about 7.9 pounds.
Its neck is hard maple reinforced with graphite rods. The fretboard is Graphitex, a composite compound mixed with graphite. “All the parts and hardware are handmade by Alusonic, we offer Schaller style or Hipshot Utralites tuning machines,” the company writes.
You can hear the bass and the new pickup in this video, which showcases it in several styles:
The Alusonic Hybrid Bass Quadraflex 4 is available now with a retail price of $3,400.
Alusonic Hybrid Bass Quadraflex 4 Specs:
|Construction:||Patent Pending “Hybrid” Technology|
|Body Material:||Chambered Alder or Swamp Ash + Aluminium or Carbon Fiber Top|
|Body Finish:||Epoxy Lacquer on request any kind of finish and colour|
|Top Finish:||Mirror Finish on request any kind of finish and colour|
|Neck Material:||Hard Maple|
|Neck Finish:||Epoxy Lacquer on request any kind of finish and colour|
|Neck Shape:||Custom “C/V”|
|Neck Thickness:||20 mm at 1st fret, 22 mm at 12th fret|
|Scale Lenght:||34″ (864 mm)|
|Fingerboard:||Graphitex on request Hard Maple, Rosewood, etc.|
|Fingerboard Radius:||12″ (304 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||24|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo (Factory Fret Leveling)|
|Position Inlays:||Side Dot on request Face Dot, Blocks, Binding, Luminlay|
|Truss Rods:||1-Way Titanium|
|Pickups:||Alusonic “QuadraFleX” Alnico5/Neodymium|
|Controls:||Volume, Tone, 5-way Selector Switch on request active electronics|
|Bridge:||Alusonic aluminium bridge with quick release system|
|Tuning Machines:||Lightweight Tuners on request Hipshot Ultralites|
|Strings:||D'Addario 45-105 Gauges|
|Weight:||3,6 kg / 7,9 lbs|
|Accessories:||Softcase, Hex Key Set, Certificate of Authenticity, Lifetime Warranty|