Lace® introduces the third, in it's new "Red Label"™ Series line of Helix™ basses, the Helix™ 5 string thru neck.
Following up on it's successful introduction of it's 4 string thru neck and bolt on designs, The 5 string thru neck features a 5 piece maple and mahogany laminated neck with a mahogany body.
The thru neck design has a 4 plus 1 tuning key design, billet aluminum truss rod cover and chrome foil logo. The stylized headstock boasts a 5 degree tilt back headstock for better string pull. Scale length is a standard 34" scale. Fret board is mahogany with medium jumbo frets.
New Lace® data style knobs which are rubberized for better control include two volume and one tone knob respectively.
All new Alumitone® Bass soapbar pickups are featured with a neck and bridge position dressed in chrome.
This new patented and patent pending pickup technology is available only thru Lace®. Passive in design, these Alumitones® are a "current driven" method of sonic translation of the notes with zero noise and lightweight. The Alumitone® technology reduces copper wire by 95 percent as compared to conventional pickup design. No batteries or preamp is required as well with the Alumitone®.
"This new design of pickup will in the big picture, can reduce open pit mining for copper and the high energy required to produce the fine copper wire gauges used typically thru out the pickup industry" states Jeff Lace, Vice President and designer of the Alumitone®.
Mr. Lace also states that "the light weight of the Alumitones® will not only reduces the stress over one's shoulder when playing ,but reduces the overall weight of bass when shipping, thus reducing more energy usage as well in shipping". The 5 string Helix thru neck weighs just less then 8 pounds fully loaded".
The Helix™ 5 string bass is available in natural, trans red and trans black with a gloss laminated neck all the way thru.
A Helix™ "Red Label" gigbag is standard with each bass.
Suggested Retail: $ 999.99 for fretted and $949.99 for the fretless version.