Eastwood Unveils the Hooky Viking Bass PRO

Eastwood Hooky Viking PRO Bass Black

Eastwood teamed up with Joy Division/New Order bassist Peter Hook to launch the Hooky Bass 6 PRO back in early 2020, and now they’re introducing a four-string model. The Eastwood Hooky Viking Bass PRO marks the first ever production run of his iconic semi-acoustic bass created by luthier Chris Eccleshall.

“With access to Hooky’s original for detailed research and pain-staking accuracy, we replicated it and created a prototype in 2022 and we then took this model into production to create the first commercially available version of his 4 string, full scale length, semi acoustic bass,” the company wrote.

Available in Dark Cherry or Black finishes, the bass is crafted with a maple top and mahogany for the back and sides. Its maple neck is fitted with an ebony fingerboard holding 22 frets. A split coil pickup is situated near the bridge and has plenty of controls. There’s an active/passive switch for engaging or disengaging a 3-band EQ while passive mode has volume and tone knobs.

You can hear the bass in several capacities in this demo from Desmond Doom:

The initial batch of the Eastwood Hooky Viking PRO has already sold out. Pre-orders are open for batch two, which will ship this fall. The bass has a direct price of $1,499.

Eastwood Hooky Viking PRO Bass Photo Gallery:

Eastwood Hooky Viking PRO Bass Specs:

Scale Length:34″
Body:Mahogany Back and Sides
Neck:Maple Thru Neck
Fretboard Radius:16″
Nut Width:1.65″
Pickup:Split Coils, P Bass Style
Switching:Active/Passive Switch (Passive is Volume/Tone only. Active boosts the output and adds a 3 Band EQ Circuit).
Controls:Volume, Tone. 3 Band EQ: Bass, Mid, Treble.
Bridge:Fully Adjustable
Strings:.44, .64, .81, .100

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