SHORT SCALE AND PERFECTLY FORMED
Traditionally ‘short scale bass’ has largely been associated with student basses and limited, muddy tones – but not any more
The SWB-1 Standard is a professional, modern-sounding short scale bass affordable to everyone.
he SWB-1 Standard is an incredibly flexible bass and suits any style of playing – from growly traditional through to scooped, hi-fi slap tones and everything in between. Available passive or active (with genuine EMG EQ system) and in solid ash or mahogany, fretted or fretless there’s an SWB-1 Standard to suit everyone. The angled pickups make for a more natural transition from low to high strings – the low strings stay nice and focused whilst keeping the higher strings fuller-sounding.
The 30.75” scale & beautifully slim yet substantial neck feel instantly easy & natural to play without stretching. The high mass chrome bridge provides 18mm string spacing which aids faster, easier playing without feeling too unfamiliar when coming from the 19mm spacing used on most bigger basses. The simple yet elegant body shape is extremely comfortable with it’s smooth rounded edges. The nut width is 39mm.
The SWB is strung with D’adarrio EXL 170 nickel round strings.