Bass of the Week: AV Basses AVJM5

AV Basses AVJM5 Bass

This week we’re checking out the AVJM5 by AV Basses. Built by luthier Aleš Vychodil, this particular build features a swamp ash body topped with a gorgeous poplar burl top with a matching headstock.

Other features include a one-piece hard maple neck, an African ebony fingerboard, and pearl inlays. Its pickups are a set of Nordstrand NJ5’s matched to AV’s own 3-band EQ. You can hear it in this BassTheWorld demo by René Flächsenhaar:

AV Basses AVJM5 Bass Specs:

Body:Burl Poplar top, Rosewood layer and Swamp Ash
Neck:1 piece, Hard Maple
Fingerboard:AAA African Ebony
Fingerboard radius:12″/305 mm
Inlays:Pearl Dots
Pickups:Nordstrand NJ5
Electronics:AV Basses 3band
Controls:1x volume with push/pull for switching off active circuit, 1x pickup blend, 1x EQ basses. 1xEQ mids, 1x EQ treble
Bridge:Hipshot Vintage, black
String spacing at the bridge:18 mm
Tuning machines:Hipshot Ultralite with Clover keys, black
Strap pins:Schaller strap locks, black

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