Bass of the Week: m7 Bassworks Type [M] 5-String Bass

M7 Bassworks Type [M] Five-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
Neck: Wenge
Fretboard:Birdseye Maple w/matching black walnut markers
Radius:Compound 12-25.7
Bridge:Hipshot B
Tuners:Hipshot US Ultralite™
Pickups:Aguilar Super Single
Electronics:Aguilar OBP-3
Finish: Matte
Weight:8.0 lbs

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