Bass of the Week: AJRGuitar Mods Swift Triple
Andy Rogers of AJRGuitar Mods has shared another incredible build with us called the Swift Triple. The short-scale headless design was commissioned by a customer who wanted to blend a traditional look with modern features.
Rogers crafted the bass with a mahogany body topped with a gorgeous piece of walnut. Its nine-piece neck is a laminate of mahogany and maple with an ebony fretboard. The hardware includes the Nova Guitar Parts headless system by Andre Passini in Brazil, which the luthier calls “an excellent ‘great bang for the buck’ system.”
Another important aspect of the bass is its triple-threat of Sims Super-Quad pickups.
“Each Super-Quad can switch, with SimS patented Tri-Logic switching system, between a split-coil, single-coil, and full humbucker. And some clever wizardry in the switch means there is no volume change between the options!” Rogers explains. “The choice of configuration is indicated by a red, blue, or green LED, although the pickups themselves are fully passive. “And this bass, as far as we or SimS know, is the first one in the world with THREE of them.”
AJRGuitar Mods Swift Triple Bass Specs:
|Scale Length: 30″||Top Wood: Walnut|
|Back Wood: Mahogany||Neck: 9 piece Mahogany and Maple Laminate|
|Fretboard: Ebony||Pickups: SimS Pickups “Super-Quads” (UK)|
|Electrics: Master volume and tone; On/Off toggles per pickup; SimS Trilogic Switching per pickup; 9v for LEDs||Headless System: Nova Guitar Parts (Brazil)|
|Weight: 7lbs 0oz|