Eastwood Guitars Announces Magnum Bass
Eastwood Guitars is once again bringing a vintage bass model back to life with their version of the Ovation Magnum I. The Eastwood Magnum Bass recreates the original ’70s axe, which was used in bands like Sonic Youth, Magazine, and Tool.
“At one point in each of their careers, an Ovation Magnum I Bass was the instrument responsible for their low-end thump,” the company explains. “Why was this their instrument of choice? Maybe it was their solid, yet wild offset design. Maybe it was the tonal variety you could get from the stereo output. Or, maybe it was the massive neck humbucker that sounds just as big as it looks. Whatever the reason, we love this bass, and figured it was time to pay it some tribute…again!”
The new Eastwood Magnum will be built with a mahogany body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard inlaid with dot markers. Its pickups will include that massive humbucker in the neck position and a custom single-coil at the bridge. Each pickup has its own volume and tone knobs with a 3-way switch.
Eastwood announced the bass as part of their crowdfunding platform. As such, it’s available for pre-order with a final price of $799. They are expected to ship in December.
Eastwood Magnum Bass Specs:
|Width at Nut:||1 5/8″|
|Pickups:||Custom EW MG Humbucker, Custom EW MG Single Coil|
|Controls:||Individual Volume/Tone, Mono/Stereo Out|
|Hardware:||Gotoh Style Nickel/Chrome|
|Strings:||GHS Boomers #45-100|