PRS Guitars introduces the first in a line of solid electric basses. The PRS Bass features an Alder body and Rock Maple neck with the choice of either Rosewood or Rock Maple fingerboard. Swamp Ash is an option. The 21 frets are calibrated on a 34" scale length. Many of the worlds top bass players were included in the instruments development program.
Many months of development went into the two passive magnetic pickups to achieve the optimum tone and dynamic response. Each of the single coil pickups features an integral thumb rest and curved "blade" magnet construction giving even string balance.
The massive bridge is also a PRS design and offers unparalleled sustain and sound coupling to the body. A piezo equipped version of the bridge is an option, using Patent Applied For technology already in use on the companys highly acclaimed Hollowbody Piezo guitar. This option offers individual string voicing and three band active EQ.
The individual volume and master tone controls on the standard PRS Bass are optimally placed and traditionally uncomplicated.
Many of the best known PRS options like the Bird inlays are available on the PRS Bass, together with a wide selection of the companys signature opaque and transluscent finishes.
Of special interest is the Maple Inset option that can be selected on an Alder body. Using the accuracy of modern computer controlled machinery PRS "inlay" a solid figured maple slab into the top of the guitar. The Alder body wood forms an outline around the Inset.
List price is $1900.00.