The Vintage V96 Reissued 5-String Active Bass is a bold, easy playing instrument with stunning aesthetics and even more distinctive tones. Hosting a single Wilkinson designed humbucker with active electronics and tonnes of punchy sonics, you'll be able to cut through any mix thanks to its clear, noise-free articulation. Expect brawny bass boom, with rich harmonic overtones and sparkling top-ends for slap styles!
And to make your basslines fluid and dynamic, the V96 is equipped with a slender and comfortable maple neck and fretboard. Providing a sleek, frictionless feel and a positive playing experience, you'll be darting around the frets at speed thanks to the ergonomic profile. Even better, you'll execute every song with rock solid tuning stability thanks to the Wilkinson designed bridge and machine heads. Created by bass legend Trev Wilkinson, these components ensure precise intonation and buzz-free, sustained string vibrations. Whether you're still learning or looking to make the jump to 5 strings, the V96 is approachable for any level of player.
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Extended tonal options. With an extra low B string, you've got an even wider palette of notes to draw from than on a standard bass. The V96 is the perfect place for bassists transitioning from 4-5 strings thanks to its slimmer neck and approachable playability, so don't be intimidated by the extra string, because you'll soon love the extra sonic possibilities it affords you!
Unleash booming tones. The V96 is loaded with a single bridge position humbucker to produce brawny bass sonics, rich in harmonics and detail. Expect exceptional depth and warmth in every note, enhancing your playing with a richness and authentic character.
And thanks to its active circuitry you can expect defined and responsive noise-free sounds that are able to slot into a variety of genres. That's made even easier by the 3-band EQ present on the basss, allowing you to tweak the frequencies to suit your style, and really find the sonic sweet spot!
Decked in a premium chrome finish, the hardware of the V96 stands out for two reasons. Firstly, its stability, and secondly, its ease of use! Trev Wilkinson has over five decades of guitar building experience, designing components that improve the performance and playability of instruments, and that's on full show here!
A fully adjustable Wilkinson five-saddle bridge teams with Wilkinson WJBL200 machine heads to ensure reliable tuning stability no matter how hard you play. Even better, you'll be treated to accurate intonation over the fretboard thanks to Trev's precise designs.