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A short-scale bass designed for everyone
Chowny collaborated with Big Country bassist Scott Whitley (formerly The Animals) to create the perfect short-scale bass suitable for everyone. Traditionally, the short-scale bass is largely associated with student basses, offering a limited, muddy tone and not much else. Scott's signature Chowny bass was designed to change that concept.
Short scale basses are perfect for players looking for comfort and ease of use. Its slightly smaller neck makes fretwork effortless, letting your fingers dance easily across the entire fingerboard. It also provides a 'slinky' feel that's ideal for delivering excellent vibrato and lead lines. The SWB-1 takes all that and enhances it with a versatile, modern tone and a professional performance.
There's more to the SWB-1 than meets the eye. Because this is a bass that can handle any genre. Thanks to a pair of Chowny-X Jazz single-coil pickups, players are gifted with a bright, punchy tone of elite clarity. The angled design allows for a more fluid transition between low and high strings, keeping your playing consistent and tight.
But the secret to the SWB-1's immense versatility is the active and passive switch. Whether you want the more crisp, driven sound of an active preamp behind your playing, or prefer the more natural qualities of a passive system - the SWB-1 lets you alternate between the two with a single switch. What's more - there's a bass and treble control within the preamp for you to sculpt your tone to your personal taste. Your sound, your way.
Play to perfection. With the sleek maple neck on this finely crafted bass, you'll be able to make your basslines flow into each other smoothly and with precision. From the excellent attention to detail to the super comfortable surface – this bass has everything you need to express yourself on the instrument freely. The maple wood also contributes a touch of brightness to its overall tone, giving your notes that extra definition and punch. It'll inspire you.
Let your fingers glide. An ultra-smooth ebony fingerboard allows for smooth transitions between frets. So whether you're slapping, playing octaves, or simply riffing away – you can trust that each movement will be fluid and precise. Hit the heights of performance, with a bass that knows what's required for elite playability.
- Model Name: Chowny SWB-1 Active Bass, Tobacco Burst
- Model Code: SWB-1-TOB
Body & Bridge
- Body: Ash
- Bridge: Fixed w/Individual String Saddles
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Colour: Tobacco Burst
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Maple
- Scale Length: 30.75"
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Frets: 24
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dots
Electronics & Hardware
- Pickups: Chowny-X Single-coil Jazz Pickups
- Electronics: Active EMG 2-Band EQ
- Controls: Pickup Selector, Volume, Bass, Treble, Active/Passive Switch
- Hardware: Chrome
- Case Included: No