The Alien fills the gap between the double bass and the electric bass. It provides a wealth of new opportunities for expression and adds an extra dimension to the musician's domain. Unusual styling in the convenient cutaway, the off-center asymmetric soundhole, add to the uniqueness of the overall shape and warm tones of this acoustic model. The top and body are both laminated for increased durability in stage use.
Equipped with the Fishman Prefix™ Plus acoustic guitar system, it provides a variable notch filter, shelving bass & treble, semi-parametric contour and brilliance controls for precise tone shaping. There is also a phase reversal switch and low battery indicator. Even without amplification, the basic character is evident; a growling tone across the instrument's full range with a big bottom.
The Alien Acoustic Bass is available as righthanded version (fretted & fretless) as well as lefthanded version (fretted & fretless).
Acoustic Bass, set neck
Available as 4-, 5- and 6-string
4 & 5-string available as fretted, fretless, left-hand* and fretless lefthand*; 6-string only available as fretted and fretless version*
Laminated Spruce top, bottom and sides made of laminated Ovangkol
Wenge fingerboard (fretless: Tigerstripe Ebony)
Scale length: 32" medium scale (4-string), 34" long scale ( 5- and 6-string)
24 Jumbo Bronze (extra hard) frets (Width: 2,9 mm/Height: 1,3 mm)
4- and 5-String Fishman Prefix™ Plus Acoustic Guitar System (incl. Preamp and Acoustic Matrix Pickup), 6-String Fishman Transducer System Prefix Plus T
Natural Satin Finish
Rosewood bridge, metal tailpiece
Warwick security locks
Warwick Acoustic Bass strings: 4-string .045" - .105" (36200 MS), 5-string .045" - .135" (36301 LOS) or 6-string .025" - .135" (36302 LOS)
Including "Premium Line Plus" RockBag® for Acoustic Bass RB 20610 B/Plus