The Alder body provides a perfectly balanced tone while giving a slight boost on high mid range. It's one of the most ideal tonewoods for solid body basses of major bass makers since the 1950's. The new Voiced Tone VTB-ST single-coil pickups perfectly complement the big robust sound of the bass with modern clarity, transparency and vintage warmth while eliminating noise with its hum canceling design.
The same specially designed Bartolini preamp that are installed on the US made original Elrick NJS basses are equipped, featuring 3-band EQ, 2-way push/pull mid select, and push / pull active bypass for a variety of tone combinations and manipulations.
The solid, high-mass MetalCraft M bridge was developed with more focus on ease-of-use and greater tone transfer. Specially adjusted for Elrick NJS, the bridge offers string loading from the back of the bridge for easier operation as well as greater tuning stability and focused sound.
Another big improvement for the tone transfer is the deep individual slots that hold the saddles rock-tight, preventing any unwanted movement and allows string vibrations to correctly transfer to the body.
MetalCraft M4 and M5 now come with string spacing of 19(0.750”) for the 4-string M4, and 18(0.708”) for the 5-string M5. A unique feature to Elrick NJS, the neck joint is greatly reduced to facilitate easy access to the upper register of the fingerboard. And to optimize stability as well as playability, the neck attaches via six bolts in an asymmetrical pattern.
The hard maple provides power and stability as well as contributing a warm, beefy and punchy tone with a strong upper midrange. Dense and rigid yet with just the right amount of tactile flexibility, it responds sensitively to your picking attack and slapping techniques with plenty of articulation and power.
The Elrick basses are equipped with Hipshot Ultralite Tuners (classic 20:1 tuning ratio) that is made of cast zinc with aluminum strings posts and mounting nuts.
- CONSTRUCTION - Bolt-On
- BODY - Alder
- NUT WIDTH - 1 21/32" (42?)
- NECK - Hard Maple 3pcs
- FRETBOARD - Hard Maple
- FRETBOARD RADIUS - 12" (305?)
- FRETS - 24 w/ Zero Fret
- SCALE - 34" (864?)
- INLAY - White Pearloid Block
- TUNERS - Hipshot Ultralite
- BRIDGE - MetalCraft M4
- PICKUPS - Voiced Tone VTB-ST
- ELECTRONICS - Bartolini Elrick NJS Special Preamp
- HARDWARE - Chrome
- STRINGS - D'Addario EXL165
- SPECIAL - Bone Nut