Orange O Bass Electric Bass (with Gig Bag)

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Designed by Orange's lead designer, Adrian Emsley, this distinct bass serves up smooth tone with the help of a custom-wound split-coil pickup and maple neck.
The O Bass is the brainchild of Orange Technical Director and lead designer Adrian Emsley, whose inspiration came from his self-confessed love of vintage gear. Having spent a lifetime modifying all manner of bass guitars, the O Bass brings together all of his know-how in a unique and truly charismatic instrument.

Aside from its impeccably sleek lines and shapely aesthetics, the O Bass delivers the goods where it really matters. Plugging in reveals a sound with buckets of personality -- familiar, yet somehow all of its own. A custom-wound split-coil pickup bears a very distinctive sonic mojo, with a well-balanced bass response and a bold and defined mid-range. Players with a softer touch will immediately find themselves in Motown territory, with earthy overtones in abundance. Dig in a little more aggressively and the O Bass responds with an infectious harmonic grind that harks back to the birth of rock 'n' roll. As Emsley puts it, "It growls like a policeman's dog!"
Construction:
- 4-string fretted single cutaway
- bolt on

Body:
- Okoume
- Basswood veneer
- A.B.S. binding on Tear Drop Sunburst and Off Black models

Neck:
- Maple
- Dual action truss rod
- Rosewood fretboard
- A.B.S. Binding and headstock overlay

Electronics:
- 1 x custome wound split-coil humbucker
- Master tone and master volume

Hardware:
- Nickel top, loading 4 saddle bridge and open gear tuners

Included Extras:
- Padded Orange gig bag with printed Orange crest
- Alternative 3 ply scratch plate/pickguard
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 404-303-8196
(8 ratings)
Submitted June 7, 2017 by Damon D in phoenix, AZ
"it is not just a P bass copy - it's a mid range demon!"
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I got the O bass after watching the NAMM videos. those don't do the sound justice. on a spectrum analyzer, this thing has HUGE tonal frequency range, nearly twice the amount of my 900 dolllar fender P bass special (mim). it also has waaaay more midrange, those tasty low mids that give your live sound growl. i recorded an album with it and now i'm taking it out on a two month tour. the neck is a little thick, but that adds to the tone. the weight is perfect, light, the body shape is a real looker. everyone says, "what a cool bass !" it's also got the best tone knob control i've heard, it has at least 3 useable settings, full open, 1/3rd down, 2/3rd down or closed. all sound good. i got the black one, and put the tortoise shell included extra pickguard on. i wish i could get the orange pick guard too.
Musical Background:
30+ years
Musical Style:
mainly hard rock and metal, southern rock
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