Esprit I Bass

Esprit I Bass

£879.00

Quick Overview

The Fret-King Black Label Esprit I bass, with its balanced, asymmetric styling, distinctive 4-in-line peghead and signature pickguard, is familiar, radical, and comfortable on the eye.

Superbly balanced, the Esprit I bass is a delight to wear and play standing or sitting. The long tenon set-neck construction, combining agathis bodies to fast-playing maple necks with rosewood fingerboards, and a Wilkinson WBBC bridge with cold rolled steel baseplate and brass barrel saddles directly fitted to the body for maximum tone, all creates a solid platform for you to build your Esprit I bass's tone and a great groove.


Talking of tone, the Esprit I is fitted with Fret-King's distinctive WJM double coil. Many pickups in one, this Wilkinson masterpiece is a profound and powerful pickup which will hold its own in every musical style.


Routed through a traditional volume control, passive tone control, and the Fret-King Vari-coil, which progressively winds the WJM back to the paired pole piece element, the WJM takes you on a journey from jazz on to punchy slaps and pops, vintage to vicious, passive to an almost active like depth, definition and power.


Flying in the face of convention is normal for Fret-King. The overall vibe of the Esprit I bass is unconventional, and a statement of individuality, but it's also a true bass player's tool, with a level of comfort which bass players really need, a playing feel to die for, and an astonishing range of sounds.


> Read the review by Jazzwise Magazine. Bass Guitar Magazine.


Colour Thru Red
Body Agathis
Neck Maple bolt-on satin finish
Scratch Plate Aged white
Scale 34"/864mm
Frets 22 medium jumbo
Inlays Pearl dots
Nut Width 1.67"/42.5mm nominal
Nut Graphite
Tuners Wilkinson WJBL200
Bridge Wilkinson WBBC
Pickups 1 x Fret-King Platinum Series WJM
Controls Volume, tone, Vari-coil
Includes Luxury genuine Fret-King bag

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