Is this the bass Justin Chancellor will be playing on the new Tool album?

Look, we’re all tired of waiting for the new Tool album, so here’s a new tidbit of info to pore over: Justin Chancellor has jumped ship from Wal after two decades, and landed himself a Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II Bass.

The model boasts a bubinga pommelé body with natural oil finish, while its ‘hidden neck’ construction features wenge paired with afzelia stripes.

Tigerstripe ebony is used for the fingerboard, while illuminated fingerboard side dots aid playing on dark stages.

Most exciting is the appearance of two custom-built Nordstrand MM Style pickups, adjusted via individual pickup volumes, balance, mid, treble and bass controls.

Could this bass radically alter the direction of prog-metal’s most elusive band? Only time will tell, but for now, you can take a closer look at Chancellor’s new toy over at Warwick.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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