Bass of the Week: m7 Bassworks Type [M] 5-String Bass
Steve Smith of m7 Bassworks shared his latest build called the Type [M]. The model, which won a Talkbass build-off, is the luthier’s take on a modern bass.
“The design concept was to combine flowing curves and aesthetics with a light-weight chambered design that delivers both rich tone and playability,” Smith says. “The swamp ash body combined with a walnut top and back provide a balanced, articulate tone with a pronounced mid growl.”
The bass also features a wenge neck and a compound radiused Birdseye maple fingerboard with black walnut markers. Electronics include a pair of Aguilar Super Single pickups and an Aguilar OBP-3.
Check the fatter sounds of the bass out in this cover video:
M7 Bassworks Type [M] Five-String Bass Specs:
|Body:||Swamp Ash (Chambered)|
|Body Top/Back:||Black Walnut|
|Fretboard:||Birdseye Maple w/matching black walnut markers|
|Tuners:||Hipshot US Ultralite™|
|Pickups:||Aguilar Super Single|