The inspiration behind the creation of this high-end bass was nature, and more specifically – life under the ocean. The giant Manta ray captured my attention with its elegant, kingly movement through the water, like a bird in the sky. I was so attracted by its unusual shape that I applied it to a bass — and a new KD bass model was born.
Body: The entire bass is made of flamed hard Maple which is taken from a single log. The wood that this tree provided was so beautiful and diverse in texture, that I decided to use every bit of it for this high-end bass.
Lamination in the glue-joints is Walnut veneer.
Neck: Three pieces flamed-spalted hard Maple, Walnut veneer for lamination.
- 20,5mm (0.807″) thickness at the 1-st fret
- 22,5mm (0.885″) thickness of the 12-th fret
- 24 Nickel/Silver frets
- 34″ (863.6mm) scale
- 14″ (355.6mm) fingerboard radius
- Side position marks – black dots 2mm.
- The nut is made of Stainless steel
- 43mm (1.692″) width at the nut
Fingerboard: NONE – a new technique is applied
- Toggle 1: Bridge pickup in Series/Parallel
- Toggle 2: Neck pickup in Series/Parallel
- Pot 1: TONE Bridge pickup
- Pot 2: TONE Neck pickup
- Pot 3: VOLUME Bridge pickup
- Pot 4: VOLUME Neck pickup
Pure passive electronics!
Construction: Neck through
Tuners: KD Machine heads with additionally improved design, which includes new style hand-made buttons, and KD logo in the middle of the lids.
Bridge: Handmade Individual Bridge is designed, invented and developed by KD. The bridge consists of two main parts, Individual String Saddles and a Tail-piece. The Saddles are designed for ease of adjusting the height of the strings through two screws on both sides, and a string saddle for easy intonation. The Tailpiece is specially hand-made for this bass model. There are no visible screws going through the Tailpiece or the body of the Bass. Each part and detail of the bridge is 100% hand-made, which is a guarantee for unique appearance and functionality.
String-spacing: 19mm (0.748″)
Pickups: KD hand-made humbuckers, ceramic magnets, put in wooden boxes in the same color for maximum compatibility with the color and the wood texture of the body
Finish: High gloss Polyester
Strap pins: Standard
Weight: 4,250kg (9.3lbs)
Copper shielding protects the entire electronic box and pickups.
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