Cort GB Modern 4, Open Pore Charcoal Grey Overview
The GB Modern bass embodies a perfect fusion of timeless design and contemporary elements. Crafted with a keen eye for J-Bass aficionados, this instrument introduces an unexpectedly lightweight construction to elevate comfort, enhance playability, and diminish fatigue. It boasts premium visual and technical enhancements, including a roasted maple neck and fretboard, Hipshot® Ultralite Tuners, and Babicz® FCH4 Bridge that contribute to its reduced weight. The remarkable tone amalgamation of Nordstrand® Big Single Pickup Set and MarkBass® MB Instrument Pre preamp system completes its sonic prowess.
Innovative Lightweight Body
The instrument’s weight often influences the playing experience, with bass guitars particularly susceptible to causing fatigue due to their larger size. While many manufacturers resort to extensive body wood carving to reduce weight, the GB Modern employs a clever design strategy that preserves its lightness without compromising structural integrity. The combination of a maple body core and lightweight paulownia wings, topped with exquisite poplar burl on the surface and white ash on the rear, results in a tonally and visually exceptional instrument.
Nordstrand® Big Single Pickup Set
Renowned for their remarkable tonal qualities, the Big Single pickups from Nordstrand® are true titans in their lineup. Housed within soapbar covers, these single coil pickups utilize substantial magnetic force to deliver a powerful, distinctive sonic character. The Big Single’s extensive winding occupies the entire bobbin, creating a densely packed coil that emanates the monstrous tones these pickups are celebrated for.
MarkBass® MB Instrument Pre Preamp
Drawing from their expertise in amplifier design, MarkBass® has channeled their knowledge into crafting the compact MB INSTRUMENT PRE preamp. Meticulously tailored frequencies ensure exceptional sound reproduction, while the tone control circuits not only enhance these frequencies, but also yield a unique and sonically rich response during boost/cut actions. This preamp maintains a clean, focused bass tone without sacrificing tonal intricacies. Its versatility extends to various wiring and application options, operating at a 9V power supply with minimal consumption for extended battery life.
Babicz® FCH Bridge
The Babicz® FCH (Full Contact Hardware) bridge, characterized by its lightweight construction, elevated dynamic range, sustain, and tuning stability. The dual saddle housing lock guarantees secure string action and intonation adjustments, even during string changes.
Roasted Maple Neck and Fretboard
Subjecting the maple neck and fretboard to an oxygen-free, high-temperature oven treatment imparts stability and imparts a vintage-inspired golden-brown appearance, enhancing both structural integrity and tonal depth.
Hipshot® Ultralite Tuners
Crafted from cast zinc with aluminum string posts and mounting nuts, Hipshot® Ultralite tuners offer a 30% weight reduction compared to standard tuners. This results in improved balance, heightened tuning accuracy, and a more comfortable playing experience.
Spoke Nut Hotrod Truss Rod
The spoke nut Hotrod truss rod introduces a precise mechanism for adjusting the neck bow, a critical aspect often overlooked by guitarists. Neck bow, or relief, significantly impacts playability, and this feature permits players to fine-tune the neck bow according to their playing style and technique.
Luminlay Side Dots
Enhancing visibility on dimly lit stages, the Luminlay side dot position markers make it effortless for performers to navigate the fretboard.
Exclusive Deluxe Soft-Side Case
Combining the attributes of a hard case with the convenience of a padded gig-bag, the new Cort Deluxe Soft-Side Case not only safeguards the instrument in style but also offers exceptional portability.
- CONSTRUCTION Bolt-On
- BODY Paulownia Wings with Soft Maple Core
- NUT WIDTH 1 1/2" (38㎜)
- TOP Poplar Burl
- NECK Roasted Maple
- FRETBOARD Roasted Maple
- Radius: 15.75"(400㎜)
- FRETS 22
- SCALE 34" (864㎜)
- INLAY Black Square w/ Luminlay Side Dots
- TUNERS Hipshot® Ultralite
- BRIDGE Babicz® FCH4
- PICKUPS Nordstrand® BS4 Pickup Set
- ELECTRONICS MarkBass® MB Instrument Pre
- HARDWARE Chrome
- STRINGS D'Addario® EXL165
- SPECIAL Deluxe Soft-Side Case Included