Bass of the Week: RG Custom Basses 5-String

RG Custom Basses 5-String Bass

This week we’re checking out a slick five-string from RG Custom Basses out of Nashville, Tennessee. Built with neck-through construction, the instrument has a three-piece neck of purpleheart and ovangkol with a tulipwood body. RG fits it with a katalox fingerboard with 24 frets.

The bass is set up to be a slapper with a Brubaker Musicman humbucker matched to a Seymour Duncan three-band EQ with a push/pull “slap switch.” Other features include black hardware and abalone inlays.

RG Custom Basses 5-String Bass Specs:

Body:3 Piece Tulipwood, Purpleheart, Ovangkol
Neck:Purpleheart Ovangkol
Pickup:Brubaker Musicman Humbucker
Electronics:Seymour Duncan w push pull “slap switch”
Hardware:All Black
Weight:9 lbs

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  1. Kevin MacDonald

    Probably the prettiest bass ever.I love the design.I bet it sounds great.