Eastwood Guitars to Revive the SB-1000 Bass
Eastwood is bringing back another bass from the past with the SB-1000. Introduced on their crowd-funding platform, the bass is their take on the Japanese instrument popular during the ’80s.
“The SB line of basses that came out of the Matsumoku factory in Japan are considered the ‘holy grail’ of Japanese basses,” Eastwood writes. “While their neck-through construction and solid ash body wings were selling points all on their own, it was their unique 6-way tone control that solidified the SB-1000 as their flagship model. It’s no surprise that legendary bassists Cliff Burton, John Taylor, Rudy Sarzo, Jack Bruce and Marcus Miller all used one of these basses to create some of the most recognizable riffs in history.”
The company will be recreating the same features with a maple and walnut neck, solid ash body wings, and a rosewood fingerboard with dot markers. The six-way rotary “Attack Mode” selector will be in play matched to a pair of custom double-coil pickups. Other features include volume and tone knobs as well as Gotoh style hardware.
The Eastwood Guitars SB-1000 Bass is available for pre-order with a final price of $899. It’s expected to ship in January 2021.
Editor’s note: Images shown are of an original SB-1000. They are shown only as a reference point for this new release.
Eastwood Guitars SB-1000 Bass Specs:
|Pickups:||Custom EW Double Coil|
|Switching:||6-Way Rotary “Attack Mode” Selector, Attack Mode Bypass|
|Hardware:||Gotoh Style Nickel/Chrome (Gold on Black Finish)|