Bass of the Week: Unicorn Bass Purist
Roger Hedin shared his brand new bass with us, and it’s a beauty. Built by Swedish luthier Christian Olsson, this Unicorn Bass Purist was customized for Hedin’s preferences and specs.
“I hand-picked the body wood in his workshop by tapping on different bits and pieces til I found the one that sang to me: a nice piece of mahogany,” he told us. “The neck is a maple-purpleheart-maple laminate capped with a nice ebony board. Asymmetrical neck profile to my liking, not too thin, but rather meaty. All hardware is Hipshot; no plastic parts are used. The pickups are epoxied in shells made from the same woods you find in the bass. The nut too. All passive, volume, balance, tone, and a three-way coil switch for each pickup. 34″ scale and 18 mm spacing at the bridge.”
As if all the beautiful craftsmanship wasn’t enough, Hedin picked British Racing Green with a hint of metallic for the finish.
Unicorn Bass Purist Specs:
|Pickups:||Unicorn QUAD pickups|
|Controls:||Volume, Balance, Tone, Coil Taps for Each Pickup|
|Finish:||British Racing Green|