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Solid Swamp Ash Body
The Ormsby GTR Bass provides players with stunning looks and a powerful tone, featuring a body crafted from lightweight swamp ash to produce a sweet, resonant tone. The tonewood injects the Ormsby Bass Guitar with a powerful sustain, enhancing its natural tones with a pronounced midrange, rounded lows, and a bright, chiming top-end. The body also features Ormsby's easy access neck joint, providing unhindered access to the higher register for a comfortable playing experience.
Smooth Playing Maple Neck & Fingerboard
The rock maple neck and fingerboard, with a D-shape profile and rounded edges, offers an incredibly smooth and comfortable playing experience.The maple tonewood's beautifully bright sound creates a rounded character, injecting the overall tone with excellent sonic balance and projection. Using maple for both the neck and fingerboard provides players with a sharp, clear punch when the strings are hit hard, while light to medium picking brings out the subtler tones of the maple. The addition of a bone nut improves the overall sustain and resonance, enhancing the maple's natural characteristics.
Powerful Humbuckers & Preamp
The Ormsby GTR Bass is fitted with twin humbuckers to produce a massive bass sound, while remaining neutral enough to allow the preamp to bring out its best qualities for any setting. The addition of the Darkglass Tone Capsule expands the Ormsby Bass GTR’s tonal possibilities, featuring controls over the bass, mids, and high mids to create a wide variety of fat soundscapes. Unlike traditional EQ’s which feature a treble control, the Tone Capsule switches that out for a high mid control to deliver a more natural sound that’s less harsh and has a noiseless operation, while still offering an increase in clarity and definition.
A unique addition to the Ormsby GTR Guitar is the multiscale setup, designed with fanned frets and an angled nut, bridge, and pickups to improve playing comfort and tonal balance across the strings. Ormsby first developed the multiscale after talking with guitarists seeking the ultimate tone, taking inspiration from other instruments that used larger objects to deliver lower notes and the design of the Orpharion. This resulted in a design that ergonomically coordinates with the way the player's hand pivots as it moves up and down the neck, while offering both short and long scales to enhance its tonal possibilities. Another major difference between a multiscale setup and a standard setup is the increase in string tension, improving the overall tone and delivering a more accurate intonation.
High-Quality Hipshot Hardware
To accompany the Ormsby's multiscale setup, the TX GTR Guitar is fitted with custom hardware design by Hipshot Products in the USA, resulting in a high-quality construction and an enhanced performance. Its multiscale bridge is designed to accommodate the different scale lengths, keeping all the strings tensed and balanced. The bridge's string-through-body also improves the guitar's resonance, while its stainless-steel saddles maximise the overall sustain and tone. This Ormsby Guitar also features Hipshot's locking tuners to provide an incredibly stable performance.
Ormsby Guitars is an Australian company established in 2003/2004 by Peter Ormsby, known for their iconic custom shop guitars and the multiscale design. Peter Ormsby always dreamed of making fine instruments from a young age, starting his work in carpentry before moving on to a cabinet making apprenticeship. It wasn’t long before Peter started designing his first guitar after years of claiming that ''one day he'll make a guitar'', creating the first ''Ormsby'' official dubbed ''The Vine''. Shortly after, clients started lining up for their own custom guitar, resulting in a two year long waiting list within 18 months of the company's launch.
Body & Bridge
- Body: Swamp Ash
- Bridge: Custom Multiscale
- String Spacing: 19mm
- Construction: Set-Neck
- Finish: Natural
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Laminated Rock Maple w/Wenge Fillets & Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods
- Profile: Balanced D-Shape w/Rounded Shoulders (21mm @ 1st, 23mm @ 17th)
- Scale Length: 34’’ – 36’’ (Multiscale)
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Radius: Compound 9’’ - 16’’
- Frets: 24 Extra Jumbo, Stainless Steel
- Inlays: Black Offset Dots
- Side Dot Inlays: Glow in the Dark
- Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 38mm
Electronics & Hardware
- Pickups: 2 x Humbucker
- Preamp: Darkglass Tone Capsule
- Controls: 2 x Volume, 3-Band EQ
- Tuners: Hipshot
- Hardware: Black
- Case Included: No