An Instant Classic for Bassists Pursuing Authentic Retro Tone, the O Bass is the brainchild of Orange Technical Director and lead designer Adrian Emsley, whose inspiration came from his self-confessed love of vintage gear. Having spent a lifetime modifying all manner of bass guitars, the O Bass brings together all of his know-how in a unique and truly charismatic instrument.
Aside from its impeccably sleek lines and shapely aesthetics, the O Bass delivers the goods where it really matters. Plugging in reveals a sound with buckets of personality – familiar, yet somehow all of its own. A custom-wound split–coil pickup bears a very distinctive sonic mojo, with a well-balanced bass response and a bold and defined mid-range. Players with a softer touch will immediately find themselves in Motown territory, with earthy overtones in abundance. Dig in a little more aggressively and the O Bass responds with an infectious harmonic grind that harks back to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. As Emsley puts it, “It growls like a policeman’s dog!”
The O Bass first made an appearance in an early form as a demonstrator piece at the 2014 winter NAMM show, hidden from public view in the Orange booth. However, having been leaked on a number of videos on the internet, Orange was inundated with requests to put it into production.
Orange O-Bass 4 String Electric Bass Guitar
FINISH OPTIONS Orange, Off-Black, Tear Drop Sunburst CONSTRUCTION 4 String Single Cutaway, Bolt-On Neck BODY
- Okume with Basswood Veneer
- A.B.S Binding on Tear Drop Sunburst & Off-Black Versions
- Maple with a Rosewood Fretboard
- Dual Action Truss Rod
- A.B.S Binding & Headstock Overlay
- 1x Custom Wound Split-Coil Humbucker
- Master Tone & Master Volume
HARDWARE Nickel Top-Loading 4 Saddle Bridge & Open Gear Tuners INCLUDED EXTRAS
- Padded Gig-Bag with Printed Orange Crest
- Alternative 3-Ply Scratch Plate
SCALE LENGTH 864mm RADIUS R400 Fingerboard WIDTH AT TOP NUT 43*6mm Nut STRINGS 045-105