The harder the wood, the greater the string tension and this bass is made of Hard North European Swamp Ash. The quarter sawn maple neck is stiffer than plain sawn, and will also affect string tension. This is exactly why the Low B 5th string on this bass sounds better than on most 35" scale basses.
Limited production, Custom order only. Please allow 3-4 months for the build.
DUAL TRUSS ROD SYSTEM
All Form Factor instruments utilize Dual Truss Rods made from Titanium to maintain neck stiffness, stability and reduce weight. There are a lot of basses on the market with a tendency to have weak neck binding structures due to high string tensions. For this reason, two Titanium rods are applied to all bass guitars.
The nut is one of the most important parts of the bass that influences the performance, playability, and tone of the instrument. Depending on the quality of the material, the nut can either improve or degrade the sound. Although the TUSQ nut is more costly and harder to work with, it is considered to deliver more balanced, clearer and smoother tones than brass, corian or other materials.
ACCURATE AND STABLE TUNING
Each bass comes with GOTOH (made in Japan) or Hipshot tuners. Developed with accurate gear ratios, the machine heads are very reliable in tuning.
High-quality premium Bass Pickups by High-end Bartolini pickup builder and with Bartolini electronics.
Each bass comes with a Form Factor Audio Custom Light Weight Duralumin bridge, with Bell Bronze saddles and extra-hard tension saddle springs to eliminate annoying parasitic rattles/vibrations coming from other types of bridges.
Northern European Ash
Charcoal Brown w/ Enhanced Woodgrain, Brushed 100% Nitro, Barnwood
Bartolini P25CBC soapbar
Bartolini 57 CBJD
4 knobs, Volume push/pull AP, Blend, Mid push/pull, Bass/treble, side 1/4 inch jack
FFA Light Weight Duralum w/ Bell Bronze Saddles 18mm
Tortoise Shell 3-Ply
Matte Gun Metal Grey
Dome, Matte Gun Metal Grey
Hipshot USA 3/8 Y-Key 3+2 configuration
FFA Duralum, Matte Gun Metal Grey
Mother of Pearl dot inlays
Number of Frets
Dual Action, Double Titanium Reinforcement Rods
Extra Hard, Jumbo