EBG Instruments Introduces Vicious Bass Model

EBG Instruments EBG-5 Vicious Orion Bass

EBG Instruments has unveiled a new model to their lineup called the EBG-5 Vicious, which features a new body shape. The company launched the model with the EBG-5 Vicious Orion, which is a limited one-off piece to showcase the new design.

“Under the polished high-gloss finish you can see an extraordinary body, which is made of two woods: Flamed maple and bubinga are connected to each other to achieve this remarkable effect,” EBG writes. “But the bass can also convince with details. For example with the moon phase inlays in the fingerboard, or the subtle “Orion” inlay in the third fret, which gives the instrument its name.”

The bass continues EBG’s unique mix of innovations including a center block of aluminum that is CNC’ed from a solid block. While many of their instruments have carbon fiber necks, the Orion has a flamed maple neck with a bubinga headstock just like the body. It is fitted with a pair of Häussel Pickups (a P/J configuration) and active Richter electronics. Its controls include a volume, blend, bass boost, and treble boost. Finally, the hardware includes the EBG “FATSUS” bridge and Graphtec Ratio tuners.

The EBG Instruments EBG-5 Vicious is priced at $4,250.

EBG Instruments EBG-5 Vicious Orion Bass Specs:

Body:Flamed maple and bubinga, aluminum center section
Headplate:Flamed maple and bubinga mix
Neck:Flamed maple with Bubinga headstock
Pickups:Häussel Pickups (Neck: P-Bass big magnets / Bridge: Jazz Bass big magnets)
Electronics:Active Richter 2-way electronics with passive switching
Controls:Volume, Fader, Bass & Treble Boost
Bridge:EBG “FATSUS” bridge (16.5mm string spacing
Saddles:Graphtech Tusq
Tuners:Graphtec Ratio
Other:“Orion” fingerboard inlays and wooden stick mix on the body

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  1. Greywoulf

    Any company that’s inconsiderate enough to put an arrogant logo on their bass’s neck that makes for confusing fret markers wouldn’t get a nod from me…

    • Trey

      What is arrogant about it? I agree that the markings on the fretboard might be confusing but the side dot markers aren’t.

      • Greywoulf

        Arrogant to my mind is a company that thinks installing their logo as meaningless fretboard markers that can confuse folks is more important than thinking about the needs of the bassist…

    • Smeg

      Seems a strange thing to get mad about but I guess it depends on whether you look at the front of your fingerboard while playing (I don’t).

  2. Roth Loaf

    As a bassist who grew up racing motorcycles, I like the design. Looks race ready… Honestly, I think interchangeable, bolt on bodies are the future.
    But there is no way I’m paying $4500 for any electric bass. My current motorcycle only cost 5k and it has machined metal all over it.
    It’s a cool design, but so is a J bass and they’re reasonably priced.