Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass and Caprice Passive Basses Go On-Sale Today - BassPlayer.com

Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass and Caprice Passive Basses Go On-Sale Today

Ernie Ball Music Man Cutlass and Caprice passive basses went on sale domestically today, August 1st.
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August 1, 2016 – Today marks the domestic sale launch of Ernie Ball Music Man's new Caprice and Cutlass passive basses.

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The Caprice and Cutlass basses are the newest additions to the legendary Ernie Ball Music Man bass lineup, and their first ever passive basses. Both deliver gorgeous designs, vintage tones, and the playability you’ve come to expect from their basses.

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The Cutlass bassis 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. 

SpecificationsCutlass Bass
ModelCutlass Bass
Size13-7/16" wide x 1-5/8" thick x 45-3/8" long (34.1 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 115.3 cm long)
Weight9 lbs. 0 oz. (4.08 kg) - varies slightly
Body WoodAlder
Body FinishHigh gloss polyester
Body ColorsBlack, White, Diamond Blue, Heritage Tobacco Burst
BridgeVintage Music Man® top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated hollow steel saddles
PickguardShell (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
Frets21 - High profile, narrow width
Neck Width1-5/8" (41.3 mm) at nut 2-15/32" (62.7 mm) at last fret
Neck WoodSelect maple neck
FingerboardSelect maple or rosewood
Fret Markers5/16" Black or White dots
Neck FinishUltra-light satin polyurethane finish
Neck ColorsNatural aged yellow finish
Tuning MachinesSchaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss RodAdjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic ShieldingGraphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
Controls250kohm volume and tone - .1µF tone capacitor
PickupsMusic Man® offset humbucking
Left HandedNo
Strings45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834) 

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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. 

SpecificationsCaprice Bass
ModelCaprice Bass
Size12-11/16" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-9/16" long (32.2 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 115.7 cm long)
Weight8 lbs. 8 oz. (3.86 kg) - varies slightly
Body WoodAlder
Body FinishHigh gloss polyester
Body ColorsBlack, Ivory White, Diamond Blue, Heritage Tobacco Burst
BridgeVintage Music Man® top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated hollow steel saddles
PickguardShell (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
Frets21 - High profile, narrow width
Neck Width1-1/2" (38.1 mm) at nut, 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
Neck WoodSelect maple neck
FingerboardSelect maple or rosewood
Fret Markers5/16" Black or White dots
Neck FinishUltra-light satin polyurethane finish
Neck ColorsNatural aged yellow finish
Tuning MachinesSchaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss RodAdjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic ShieldingGraphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
Controls250kohm neck pickup volume, 250kohm bridge pickup volume, and tone - .1µF tone capacitor
PickupsMusic Man® inline humbucking; Music Man® offset humbucking
Left HandedNo
Strings45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834) 

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