This is the Paradigm bass, setting a new standard for a classic model. Based on the traditional lines of a Precision bass, though slightly altered for better balance and comfort.
The bass pictured above features a 32” scale and the 1 piece Alder body has also been scaled down accordingly. This keeps things in proportion and reduces weight. Although the shape is very similar to the classic Precision, the top horn has been slightly elongated to improve balance. The heel is sculpted to allow easy upper fret access and is fitted with 6 ferrules to create a very rigid neck, removing the need for the neck pate usually found on basses of this type.
In place of the standard one piece neck, here we have a 3 piece neck of Maple and Walnut to both help with stability and help eliminate deadspots.
A Lindy Fralin pickup ensures the bass sounds monstrous with the classic P-
It is finished in a Satin Blackburst finish, which feels silky smooth and gives the bass a tough look….like it really means business!
Please remember, any of our models can be specified with a different number of strings, scale length, frets, pickups or anything else for that matter! Also we offer the option for you to design your very own unique guitar or bass with your own body shape and specifications.
P Bass Inspired
Medium 32" Scale
AAA grade Rosewood Fingerboard
3 pc Maple/Walnut Neck
1 Piece Alder Body
Gotoh 203 Bridge
Custom Control Plate
Passive with CTS pots
Lindy Fralin (S.W) Pickup
Blackburst Satin Finish
Colour Matched Headstock
Light Neck Tint
M A N T O N C U S T O M S
Testimonial from Stephen in West Yorkshire
The bass has arrived... and it's fantastic!
Perfect build, perfect sound, perfect set up. I love it!
It's the first bass I've had that sounds great without any EQ, although it does respond incredibly well to a very slight touch of EQ as well. An action as comfortable as this hasn't been possible on other basses I've had (fret buzz/rattle). It balances really well on a good strap and it's so light and resonant. I'm glad we went with the standard Lindy Fralin pickups. The whole instrument is absolutely flawless.
I wish I'd done this ages ago, instead of wasting money on the s**t that other companies often throw out the factory door! It was well worth the wait.
50’s PARADIGM BASS
This Paradigm is based on the earlier 50’s Precisions, again the body shape has been slightly altered for better balance and comfort. The body is a single piece of English Walnut with character by the bucket load, featuring wormholes, cracks, and knots. All of these have been filled in black to stabilise and add maximum contrast. The Satin black pickguard has been given slot head brass mounting screws to give a more old fashioned look and tie in with the brass Wilkinson bridge saddles. Underneath the pickguard has been chambered to reduce weight and improve balance.
The usual Maple with Walnut skunk stripe as found on so many basses has been reversed for this neck, so we have a predominantly Walnut neck with a Maple central stripe. The neck is 38 mm at the nut and also quite slim, giving a fantastically quick feel with the smooth oil finish. The Maple fretboard has been given a satin Nitrocellulose finish for improved durability, it also features Walnut position markers to tie in with the body. The rest of the body/neck has been finished in an oil finish which really is the best looking finish on Walnut!
A staggered pole piece 52 Bare Knuckle pickup gives the classic Precision thump with hardly any hum which people may expect from a single coil pickup.
Overall a no nonsense, raw bass with an industrial rustic look, but with the added comfort of a slim neck and medium scale.
50s P Bass Inspired
3 pc Walnut/Maple Neck
1 pc Figured Walnut Body
Satin Black Pickguard
Chambered under P/G
Dunlop Straplock ready
Passive with CTS pots
52 Bare Knuckle Pickup