AC Guitars Announces the SLG Bass
AC Guitars has introduced the SLG bass, which is described as a more traditional style to expand their Retro Series. It comes in a 30.5-inch scale four-string and a 32-inch scale five-string. Each is built with a white limba body, figured maple top, and acrylic impregnated maple fingerboard. The three-piece maple neck is reinforced with carbon.
“Having sorted out the body shape the next task was to develop a new pickup to put into what is mainly a single-pickup bass,” luthier Alan Cringean tells us. “Working in conjunction with Aaron Armstrong, we reworked a pickup which was originally developed along with Abigail Zachko in the guitar version. This is what I call a Hybrid Humbucker. It is essentially two single-coils: the neck coil is wound using my SB70 (a 70s based Alnico pickup) and the bridge coil is my SB (a ceramic-based modern single-coil). The two coils are hooked up to a 3-way mini switch which gives you each coil separately and both combined. So vintage single-coil, modern single-coil, and a combined humbucker. The bass comes as passive or with a new East 2 band EQ with active/passive.”
Hear both the four-string and the five-string in action with these demos by Colin Cunningham of Cocosbassment:
The AC Guitars SLG Bass is available now with prices starting from $1,750.
AC Guitars SLG Bass Specs:
|Scale:||30.5″ for 4-string, 32″ for 5-string|
|Neck:||Carbon reinforced 3-piece Maple|
|Fingerboard:||Acrylic Impregnated Maple|
|Truss Rod:||Dual Action Truss Rod|
|Pickups:||ACG BZ1 Hybrid Humbucker|
|Electronics:||Passive or 2East 2 Band EQ with active/passive.|
|Bridge:||Hipshot Type B Bridge|
|Finish:||Satin Lacquer Finish With Various Color Options|