Bass of the Week: SBC Guitars SH1B Falcon
This week we’re checking out the SBC Guitars SH1B Falcon, which is a custom headless bass designed with bassist Calvert Stephens. The six-string bass also has a multi-scale neck stretching from 35 inches to 31.25 inches as well as an asymmetric chunky neck profile. The profile was custom carved with Stephens to aid with RSI injury.
SBC built the Falcon with a five-piece neck of black walnut, padouk, and wenge with swamp ashy body wings. Its fingerboard is ebony with padouk and abalone detail. Other features include Bartolini pickups, a Bartolini buffer preamp, and 3-band EQ, and ABM hardware.
Check out Stephens jamming on the instrument for his original song, “Phee”:
SBC Guitars SH1B Falcon Bass Specs:
|Scale:||35-31.25 with vertical fret at 7th|
|Neck:||5-piece reinforced, UK grown black walnut center, padouk fillets and wenge outer|
|Frets:||26 Jumbo Dunlop|
|Pickups:||Bartolini Quad and Singularity|
|Electronics:||Bartolini Buffer Preamp and 3 Band EQ|