Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces Cutlass and Caprice Passive Basses

Ernie Ball Music Man has introduced two remarkable passive basses to their already celebrated collection of instruments.
By BP Staff ,

-SINCE 2016-

The Cutlass bass is the latest edition to the Modern Classic line of instruments. This newly designed passive 4-string bass features rich, vintage tone surrounded by streamlined, modern appointments for ultimate comfort and playabilty. The Cutlass's many great features include a old school split-coil humbucking design for that big round bottom end tone, a comfortable "C" shaped neck carve and a lightweight contoured alder body that fits like a glove. The top-loading bridge is made from hardened steel and complemented by a newly designed oversized headstock with the familiar 3+1 tuner arrangement. All in all the Cutlass is a sleek, modern bass with vintage features that stays true to its Music Man heritage.

Specifications: Cutlass Bass
Model: Cutlass Bass
Size: 13-7/16" wide x 1-5/8" thick x 45-3/8" long (34.1 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 115.3 cm long)
Weight: 9 lbs. 0 oz. (4.08 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood: Alder
Body Finish: High gloss polyester
Body Colors: Black, White, Diamond Blue, Heritage Tobacco Burst
Bridge: Vintage Music Man® top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated hollow steel saddles
Pickguard: Shell (Heritage Tobacco Burst); Parchment (Diamond Blue); Black (Black); Mint (White)
Scale Length: 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius: 7.5" (19.1 cm)
Headstock Size: 9" (22.9 cm) long
Frets: 21 - High profile, narrow width
Neck Width: 1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut 2-15/32" (62.7 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood: Select maple neck
Fingerboard: Select maple or rosewood
Fret Markers: 5/16" Black or White dots
Neck Finish: Ultra-light satin polyurethane finish
Neck Colors: Natural aged yellow finish
Tuning Machines: Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment: 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pick guard
Controls: 250kohm volume and tone - .1µF tone capacitor
Pickups: Music Man® offset humbucking
Left Handed: No
Strings: 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834) 

-SINCE 2016-

The Caprice, another welcome newcomer to the Modern Classic family of instruments is a bold new statement in passive design. A workhorse bass that is capable of blending two distinct pickup voicings offering a variety of tones suitable for any musical environment. This compact offset design provides a body shape that is comfortable and balanced along with a slim neck profile that makes this bass a pleasure to play. The top-loading bridge is made from hardened steel and complemented by a newly designed oversized headstock with the familiar 3+1 tuner arrangement. As with the Cutlass, the Caprice is a sleek modern bass with vintage features that stays true to its Music Man heritage.

Specifications: Caprice Bass
ModelCaprice Bass
Size: 12-11/16" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-9/16" long (32.2 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 115.7 cm long)
Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz. (3.86 kg) - varies slightly
Body: WoodAlder
Body: FinishHigh gloss polyester
Body: ColorsBlack, Ivory White, Diamond Blue, Heritage Tobacco Burst
Bridge: Vintage Music Man® top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated hollow steel saddles
Pickguard: Shell (Heritage Tobacco Burst); Parchment (Diamond Blue); Black (Black); Mint (White)
Scale: Length34" (86.4 cm)
Neck: Radius7.5" (19.1 cm)
Headstock: Size9" (22.9 cm) long
Frets: 21 - High profile, narrow width
Neck: Width1-1/2" (38.1 mm) at nut, 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood: Select maple neck
Fingerboard: Select maple or rosewood
Fret Markers: 5/16" Black or White dots
Neck Finish: Ultra-light satin polyurethane finish
Neck Colors: Natural aged yellow finish
Tuning Machines: Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss Rod: Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck: Attachment5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding: Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pick guard
Controls: 250kohm neck pickup volume, 250kohm bridge pickup volume, and tone - .1µF tone capacitor
Pickups: Music Man® inline humbucking; Music Man® offset humbucking
Left Handed: No
Strings: 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)

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