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F Bass AC5 Fretless

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F-Bass AC5 Fretless

This model was developed in collaboration with Alain Caron over many years. The AC line was inspired by Alain's desire to have one bass that could do it all, having an extended range with easy access for soloing and being able to produce anything from acoustic to modern electric tones.

This wide variety of tonal possibilities is mainly due to the configuration of pickups and controls (and chambered Maple/Spruce body). As well as offering a "standard" magnetic tone, the piezo pickup and chambered body allows you access to acoustic tones, and the attack that an acoustic instrument offers.

The two separate volumes allow you to blend the magnetic and piezo pickups in any amount of each, not limiting you to the fixed levels of a blend control. The passive tone control functions whether in passive or active mode enabling it to modify a different set of frequencies than the ones affected by the active tone controls.

This bass is the "King of Fretless" with a very "BIG" sound!

Nut Width : 42mm (1 5/8")
Width at Last Fret 66mm (2 5/8")
Fingerboard Radius 10" - 16"
Scale Length 34"
Number of Frets 28
String Spacing at Bridge 19mm (3/4")
Neck Wood 3 piece quarter-sawn Maple
Fingerboard Wood Gabon Ebony
Body Wood Figured Maple/Spruce Top
Tuners Black Gotoh tuners with 20:1 ratio
Bridge Handmade Gabon Ebony
Knobs Handmade African Blackwood
Pickups RMC piezo pickups in the saddle & an F Bass stacked, single coil/hum-cancelling, magnetic pickup in the bridge position
Strings F Bass Stainless Steel Exposed Core

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