Crafter BA400 EQ - Natural

List Price:  £595.00Worldwide Price : £374.17
UK Price :  £449.00 - Inc. 20% VAT
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"My Crafter bass has toured the world with me... killer bass, onstage or off" 

Chuck Garric • The Alice Cooper Band

Combining a solid, natural acoustic feel with a superbly rich tonal palette, the Crafter BA400 Electro Acoustic Bass is a great value for money instrument that looks and plays as though it should cost a hell of a lot more.

Built for the long haul, the cutaway body features an Engelmann Spruce top which delivers a mature "played-in" sound with back and sides from crosscut Ash providing a striking visual counterpoint.

All Crafter BA400 Basses feature the L.R. Baggs Element under-saddle pickup, which boasts impressive body sensitivity, articulation and feedback resistance (as well as one of the most dynamic ranges of any acoustic instrument pickup). Matched with an onboard Crafter LR-T iX Pro Preamp these superb instruments produce a punchy, full range amplified sound, with plenty of versatility for performers from any genre.

The Crafter BA400 Series Features

BODY Spruce/Ashwood Cutaway
NECK  Mahogany
FINGERBOARD Indian Rosewood
BRIDGE Indian Rosewood
PICKUPS L.R. Baggs Element Pickup
ELECTRICS Crafter Active 9V LR-T iX Pro Preamp with LCD Chromatic Tuner, 3 Band EQ, Presence Control and Phase Switch
JACK Combo Output - 1/4" Jack + Balanced XLR
EXTRAS Includes Deluxe Padded Gig Bag 

L.R. Baggs Element Pickup

Unlike typical under-saddle acoustic guitar pickups that are dependent on string compression for their sound, the Element was engineered to mirror the soundboard’s actual movement as you play. At the heart of the pickup is a flexible film sensor (only 2 thousandths of an inch thick) that picks up the guitar’s most delicate nuances.

Tracking the motion of the top rather than a direct string attack suppresses “quack” caused by compression and unlocks the Element’s unrivaled dynamic range.

The pickup’s minimalist construction lessens any influence on the acoustic properties and creates an intimate, transparent coupling between the pickup and guitar for the highest fidelity possible.

 Crafter BA400 Electro Acoustic Bass

 Body  Engelmann Spruce top with Ashwood Back & Sides
 Finish  Natural Satin Finish
 Neck  Mahogany with Dove-Tail Neck Join
 Fingerboard  Indian Rosewood with Dot Inlays
 Frets  22 Medium
 Bridge  Indian Rosewood
 Scale Length  812.8mm (32")
 Neck Width @ Nut  @ 43mm (1.6875")
 Pickup  L.R. Baggs Element Undersaddle Pickup
 Electronics  Crafter LR-T iX Pro Preamp with 4 Band EQ, Volume Control and Phase Switch and LCD Tuner
 Jack  Combo 1/4" Jack / Balanced XLR Output with Easy Access Battery Compartment
 Strings  .040 - .055 - .075 - .095
 Tuners  Chrome Enclosed Gear Die-Cast Tuners
 Extras  Crafter Soft Padded Gig Bag
 Country Of Origin  People's Republic Of China

 Crafter LR-T iX Pro Preamp

 Presence  +/- 12dB @ 10Khz
 Treble  +/- 12dB @ 3khz
 Middle  +/- 8dB @ 600Hz
 Bass  +/- 12dB @ 60Hz
 Tuner  Auto Chromatic
 Power Supply  9 volt

Crafter Acoustic Bass Series Artists

Chuck Garric, bassist with legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper and Jonty Bankes with The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain are just two of the many pro artists using the Crafter BA400.

  

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