Eric Bass of Shinedown and Prestige Guitars Ltd. are proud to announce the launch of the Prestige Eric Bass Signature Bass. The Eric Bass Signature Bass will be unveiled at the 2019 NAMM Show - a global gathering of the music, sound, and event technology industries - at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA which will be held from January 24-27.
The Eric Bass Signature Bass will be showcased as part of NAMM Media Preview Day on Wednesday, January 23 from 3-5pm where 50 exclusive products will debut ahead of the event weekend. The official unveiling will take place on Thursday, January 24 from 11a-11:30am at Prestige Booth 3321. Eric Bass will also appear for a signing on Saturday, January 26 from 1-2pm at Prestige Booth 3321. The Eric Bass Signature Bass will be available immediately for purchase through Prestige dealers and direct throughwww.prestigeguitars.com.
"This design is the culmination of nearly 2 years of hard work and collaboration. Designing and redesigning, perfecting a bass that is exactly what Eric wants and needs both onstage and in the studio. Eric has toured for the past year and a half with various prototypes of Prestige basses, and this design is the result of real-world R&D. He played these basses in every type of venue imaginable, before we settled on the final design. It is road tested and road ready, which is a great thing as Shinedown is at the top of their game, in the midst of a major world tour supporting 'Attention Attention', their most recent release which has blown up! This bass will be used on stages the world over and needs to stand up to the demands of their intense touring schedule and Eric's intense stage performance!"- Adrian O'Brien, VP - Prestige Guitars.
The Eric Bass Signature Bass will feature an offset, double cutaway solid Ash body, with bolt-on, one-piece hard maple neck. The body has a flat top and back in order to increase the body mass resulting in huge punchy tone and tons of sustain, and we opted for a thinner neck profile for faster action and increased playability. Pickups and hardware will include a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound single coil pickup for aggressive attack with strong bottom end and more mids, Hipshot 4 string A-Style Bridge and Hipshot HB 7 Tuning Machines. The bass will be released with two finish options; Satin Trans Dark Red with black binding and matching black pickguard, and Satin Arctic White with Mother of Pearl Binding and matching Mother of Pearl pickguard. Full specs are below.
Prestige Eric Bass Signature Bass Specs:
- 34" Scale Length
- 9.5" Fingerboard Radius
- 1.875" Nut Width
- Solid Ash Body - String Through
- One-piece Hard Maple neck - Natural satin finish, 3 and 1 Headstock
- Pau Ferro Fingerboard
- Slim C-Shaped neck profile
- Mother of Pearl thumbnail fret markers
- Seymour Duncan Quarter Pound Single Coil Bass Pickup
- 1Vol. / 1 Tone
- Hipshot 4 String A Style bridge
- Hipshot HB7 Tuning Machines
- 250k Alpha Pot
- All chrome hardware on Satin Arctic White, All black hardware on Satin Dark Trans Red
- Available in Satin Arctic White with MOP pickguard and binding(top and back) or Satin Dark Trans Red with black pickguard and binding(top and back)
Eric Bass exclusively plays Prestige acoustic guitars. Prestige has served as his main acoustic since the entire US leg of the band's Threat to Survival tour in 2015. Shinedown will kick off their headlining ATTENTION ATTENTION tour on February 20 with additional tour dates set through 2019 and will perform their powerful anthem "GET UP" on Live with Kelly and Ryan on January 23rd.
Leading the charge for 21 century rock, multi-platinum, record-breaking band Shinedown - Brent Smith [vocals], Zach Myers [guitar], Eric Bass [bass, production], and Barry Kerch [drums] - has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, has 11 platinum and gold singles and four platinum and gold albums, 14 #1 active rock hits, and more than 1.5 billion total overall streams to date. Shinedown's chart-topping album ATTENTION ATTENTION (PRESS HERE to listen), out now via Atlantic Records, uproots convention and delivers a personal, poignant, and powerful body of work that evolves from ruin to reclamation to revelation. As anxieties dissipate and demons disappear, an enduring statement about the resolve of the human spirit emerges, as seen on tracks like the #1 rock radio hits "GET UP" and "DEVIL."
Shinedown's distinct mix of explosive rock n roll spirit, thought-provoking lyrics, melodic sensibility and cinematic flourishes colors ATTENTION ATTENTION, which simultaneously hit #1 on Billboard's Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums Charts and debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200 and led to two iHeart Radio Music Awards nominations for Rock Artist of the Year and Rock Song of the Year for "DEVIL."
Current single, the powerful anthem"GET UP" (PRESS HERE to watch), has garnered more than 25 million total streams and counting, is #1 at Active Rock Radio, is quickly climbing at Alternative Radio, and broke a new record for Shinedown giving them the most Rock Airplay Top 10s ever and their 13th #1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, the second most in the history of the chart (tied with Van Halen). The single, which speaks to overcoming personal struggles of any kind with its offer of hope, empathy and encouragement, has become a light in the darkness and has quickly began resonating with fans. Shinedown will perform "GET UP" on Live with Kelly and Ryan on January 23.
The band will kick off their headlining ATTENTION ATTENTION tour on February 20 with additional tour dates set through 2019.
Vancouver, Canada is home to Prestige Guitars. We manufacture both solid and semi-hollow body electrics and basses as well as an exclusive line of hand carved acoustic guitars.
From day one, our goal has been to create an instrument that is essentially a custom guitar, straight off the rack, but with a price point that will appeal to players of all levels. In order to make this happen, we set about developing a completely unique manufacturing platform and forged alliances with some of the top component manufacturers including Seymour Duncan USA pickups, TV Jones pickups, Hipshot Products, Bigsby tailpieces, Grover tuners and Tonepros bridges.
Being located in Vancouver Canada has one major, distinct, advantage: the best maple tops are grown in our backyard. We take full advantage of this and go to the effort of hand selecting each and every Quilted and Flamed Maple top that goes into one of our guitars. Not only will the figuring and detail in our tops knock you off your chair, but those ¾ inch carved maple slabs will ensure total, tonal consistency from one guitar to the next.
Whether you are on stage, in the studio or at home honing your skills, your Prestige Guitar will ensure that you sound, feel and look your best, each and every time you pick it up. You want your sound, your tone to be as individual as you are. That guitar should have a neck profile that feels just right and an aesthetic that matches your style as a person and as a player. It should be an extension of you and feel like it was home the first time you sling the strap over your shoulder and let a chord ring from your hands. For the past 15 years, we have created guitars with the artist in mind.
Our continued commitment to building guitars and staying true to our approach has firmly secured Prestige as one of the most prominent boutique guitar manufacturers in the market today.