High-grade birdseye poplar top in purple shade creates a deep 3-dimensional look that adds elegance and organic feel to the bass aesthetics. The combination of poplar top on alder body produces a strong, clear and full-bodied sound with thicker mids and cleaner lows.
5pcs Roasted Hard Maple & Panga Panga Neck
By treating the maple in an oxygen-free oven at a high temperature, the wood stabilizes and develops a golden-brownish look for enhanced stability as well as a more vintage type of look and a big bolder tone. Addition of Panga Panga reinforces the stability.
Macassar Ebony Fingerboard
An ideal wood for high-gain applications, Macassar Ebony provides a cutting high-end to get your playing heard through the dense mix as well as fast and smooth playability.
Bartolini® MK-1 Pickups
The trademark Bartolini® sound is preserved in the MK-1 while providing superb sound quality and value. The MK-1 delivers plenty of punchy and warm mids along with transparent and brilliant highs for a superbly balanced sound.
Bartolini® HR-5.4 AP Preamp System
Bartolini HR-5.4 AP Preamp System is comprised of 1 Volume (push/pull for active/passive), 1 Blend, 3-band EQ, and 3-way mid frequency toggle switch that can set the mid frequency to 250Hz, 500Hz, or quickly flip to 800Hz for a solo. The HR-5.4 AP system also uses their most popular preamp NTMB+F, which is a 3-band tone control preamp with fully independent Bass, Mid and Treble controls. It is well known for low noise and wide boost and cut range for aggressive control with voice that is clear, transparent, and strong.
Hipshot® UltraLite Tuners
The Artisan basses are equipped with Hipshot Ultralite Tuners (classic 20:1 tuning ratio) that is made of cast zinc with aluminum strings posts and mounting nuts, resulting in 30% weight reduction over other regular tuners and which results in improved balance and tuning accuracy.
Specially designed for Persona 5, the back contour has been noticeably enhanced for better ergonomics.