Bass of the Week: Zoot Bass Boudica “Wal-A-Like”

Zoot Bass Boudica “Wal-A-Like” Bass

This week we’re taking a look at a special Zoot Bass Boudica built for Mark Newman. The 32-inch scale custom shop bass is dubbed the “Wal-a-like” in part for its Veijo Rautia Multi-coil “Wal” pickups that pay homage to the legendary instruments.

To complete the sound, Zoot also fitted the bass with a Lusithand Double NFP-Special preamp. Other features include a body made with a mahogany core with Padauk for the front and back, an ebony fingerboard, and a satin wax and oil finish.

More details can be found on the Zoot Bass website.

Zoot Bass Boudica “Wal-A-Like” Bass Specs:

Body:Mahogany Core with Maple Veneers
Top and Back:Padauk
Neck:5-piece figured North American Maple and Wenge with Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods
Neck profile: Classic “Wal” ‘V’
Frets:24 Jescar Gold Evo 55090 fret wire
Fingerboard Radius:Compounded 16″
Inlays:MOP Dot
Pickups:Rautia Guitars Multi-Coil
Electronics:Lusithand Double NFP-Special Preamp
Power: 18volts via a Gotoh double quick change battery box
Tuners:Hipshot Ultralite
Bridge:ABM mono rails
String Spacing at Bridge:17.5mm
Case: Hiscox “Liteflite” hard case with Zoot logo.
Finish:Satin Wax and Oil

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  1. Mikey M.

    This is a cool looking bass; but the lack of matching hardware would drive me bonkers!

  2. Greywoulf

    Lovely… Great proportions; a fine balance of features with no wasted space. And straight thru tuners with a small headstock. ~All little but important features that together make a good bass into a great playable one IMO.