Why is it that I want to start every single one of these new F Bass posts with “HOT DAMN!”? Could it be because every F Bass I get in is the most amazing bass ever built? Probably! Today is no exception. Just arrived – the much anticipated – F Bass VF5!!!
F BASS ENTERS THE VINTAGE 5 STRING BASS MARKET WITH THE VF-5
F Bass will debut their version of a vintage 5 string bass, that captures the vibe, feel and accurate tone reproduction of the classic ‘60s and ‘70s basses, but with the modern advantages of easy access to the higher frets, onboard preamp and a solid low B string; made for those players who prefer a more traditional sound and feel, as opposed to the more modern standard F Bass line of instruments.
The basses feature a 34 inch scale length, a choice of maple or rosewood fretboards, alder or ash bodies.
The rosewood chosen for the fretboard is Madagascar Rosewood, a very close substitute for the rare Brazilian Rosewood, with a very similar cellular structure, grain colouration and “ping tone”.
Video Review of the FBass VF5:
And here’s a few quick demos:
ALL PRICES BELOW ARE RETAIL. CONTACT ME FOR DISCOUNTED PRICES!!!
VF-5 base price $3,750.00 (US Retail Price)
Standard features: maple fretboard with black center face dots
Body: ash or alder
Finishes: natural, sunburst, black
Vintage bent-plate bridge or Badass Bridge
Custom wound pickups
Pickguards: tortoiseshell, white or black
Hard case or gig bag included
Additional Options (US Retail Prices)
Madagascar Rosewood fretboard with pearl center dots: $350.00
Custom vintage finishes $675.00: transparent white, olympic white, sea foam green, daphne blue, lake placid blue, & candy apple red ($875.00)
Neck binding: $400.00
Block inlays on the fretboard in Pearl or Black Ebony $1,100.00