Bass of the Week: Stradi Reformer

Stradi Reformer Bass

Stradi is known for their beautiful blend of modern and classical elements in their designs, but this week we’re taking a look at a more traditional electric bass called the Reformer. Luthier Marek Dabek explains that the new model began as a request from fans and came to fruition even through this year’s trials.

“Our love for simplicity took a part in the design process so the one pickup-one knob was a base of it,” he shares. “I made a retrospection of what brings an old school mood for me and the details of the design became more clear – a radio-style knob, a surfboard pickguard referring to the 60’s style of design, and ash as a base of the construction.”

The ash body is topped with a slab of oak burl with the oak “surfboard” pickguard over top. Its five-piece neck also sports roasted oak and ash, while the fingerboard is made from bubinga. Other features include a custom neodymium P-bass pickup, a Gotoh bridge, and Kluson tuners.

Stradi Reformer Bass Specs:

Construction:Bolt On
Body:One-piece Ash
Top:Oak Burl/Roasted Oak
Neck:5-Piece Flamed Ash/roasted Oak/Oak
Pickup:Custom P-Bass with neodymium magnets
Bridge:Gotoh bridge
Tuners:Kluson small bass tuners
Other:Oak “Surfboard” pickguard with radio style big knob, brass&copper inlay on 12th fret

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  1. Pete S

    Beautiful piece of art but a one dimensional instrument. Is the knob for volume or tone? Sorry, all I see in it is an interesting conversation piece to hang on a wall.