Fender Artist Signature Victor Bailey 5-String Acoustic Electric Bass Review :: Bass Guitars Reviews

an unique instrument!

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Victor Bailey – man, what a resume. First-call session guy. Solo artist. Consummate sideman. And acoustic bassist extraordinaire. Veteran of more than 1,000 recordings by artists including Weather Report, Michael Brecker, LL Cool J and Mary J. Blige.
And when Fender started working on Victor Bailey Signature five-string Acoustic Bass, the man himself graciously spent a great deal of time and effort on it with us. The result is an unique instrument! The Victor Bailey Signature 5-string Acoustic Bass features a beautifully arched back, figured dao back and sides, a laminated spruce top with a gorgeous dao veneer, an abalone rosette, tortoise-shell binding, a 34″ – scale neck modeled on Bailey’s signature Fender Jazz Bass Guitar, satin gold Hipshot licensed lightweight tuners, Fishman electronics and a deluxe gig bag. A truly stunning instrument.

Unique Features:

– Victor Bailey Graphic on Headstock,
– Abalone Dot Position Inlays,
– Abalone Rosette,
– 5-Pin Bridge with Rosewood Pins,
– Double Bound (White/Tortoise Shell) Fingerboard,
– Matching Dao Headstock Overlay,
– 3-Over 2-Under Tuning Machine Array,
– Inlaid Mother of Pearl Fender Logo,
– Tortoise Shell Body Binding,
– Fender/Fishman Classic 4 Active On-Board Preamp which Features:

  • Saddle-Fishman Sonicore Under Saddle Pickup and Blendable,
  • Body Mounted ACLR Sensor,
  • Volume,
  • Bass (±12dB @ 60Hz,±3dB @ 350Hz),
  • Mid (±12dB @ 700Hz, 3dB bandwidth @ 1kH),
  • Treble (±12dB @ 10kHz, 3 dB bandwidth @ 2.4kHz),
  • Brilliance (±9dB @ 10kHz, 3 dB bandwidth @ 7 kHz),
  • Body (Blend for Body Mounted ACLR Sensor),
  • Low Battery

Features + Technical Specs
Model Name Victor Bailey 5-String (Acoustic/Electric Bass)
Model Number 095-3305-(221)
Series Artist Signature Series
Colors (221) Natural, Finish Gloss (Polyurethane Finish)
Body Thinline, Single Cutaway
Top Laminated Spruce with Dao Top Veneer
Back and Sides Arched Back of Laminated Dao
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood
No. of Frets 22
Bridge Rosewood with Compensated Saddle
Machine Heads Hipshot Licensed Gold, (Die-Cast)
Electronics Fender/Fishman Classic 4 Active On-Board Preamp
Scale Length 34″ (864 mm)
Body Depth 3.5″
Width at Nut 1.875″
Width at Heel 2.875″
Strings Phosphor Bronze 5-String Acoustic Bass,
Gauges .045, .055, .075, .095, .120
Accessories Deluxe Gig Bag
Introduced 1/2007

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