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With pickups and circuitry commonly associated with Gibson, it’s easy for more experienced players to imagine just how this bass sounds - but actually you’d be wrong. This pair of Entwistle humbuckers are well named, possessing a bright yet surprisingly warm quality.
With both pickups on, the results are truly excellent. The pickups are well matched in output, too, with no discernible loss of volume when engaging both units.
Unusually, the controls for the neck pickup are positioned north of the f-hole leaving the bridge pickup controls to the south. Both offer a decent variation in tone but nothing too extreme, so all the sounds produced here retain constantly good body and are completely usable.
But it’s the combination of both pickups that really brings a smile to the face. These blended sounds are sumptuous, full of charm, fatness and character.
Pros: Body size and shape; sound blending abilities; well-padded case.
Cons: The oversized headstock design.