Bass of the Week: Stradi Reformer
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:
|Top:||Oak Burl/Roasted Oak|
|Neck:||5-Piece Flamed Ash/roasted Oak/Oak|
|Pickup:||Custom P-Bass with neodymium magnets|
|Tuners:||Kluson small bass tuners|
|Other:||Oak “Surfboard” pickguard with radio style big knob, brass&copper inlay on 12th fret|