|Body||Ash, 2 pcs|
|Neck||Maple, "C" , bolt-on|
|Strings||045 - 105|
|Varnish||Cesarini Halen B/W, Polyurethane|
Volume master, blend, concentric tone (treble/bass)
|Pickups||Basslines Seymour Duncan HB|
|Bridge||Hardtail, music man style|
|Frets||21, accufret jumbo|
|Nut||42,5 mm, bone|
|Price||€ 2200,00 (sold)|
C-Man, 4-string bass on a Music Man Stingray model. Constructed entirely by hand (Masterbuilt Series), it has features that make it unique and different from its reference model.
The hardware is chrome-plated and typically Music Man (Schaller German mechanics), the body in two pieces of ash, with tonal chambers inside. It is slightly heavy, for the less tenacious, about 5.2 kg. This decidedly "important" mass allows the instrument to have a remarkable pat on the mid-bass, as this instrument must have; the "buzz" of the low action strings, which is standard, is thus not amplified, becoming a very pleasant and expressive characteristic.
Since it was designed for slap, we raised the neck height by 10mm with respect to the body, to offer more space for the execution of this technique. Active electronics stc-2p Seymour Duncan with passive pickup humbucker basslines SD. Push / pull volume with "boost" function, of which there is a double (treble, bass) parametric emphasis within the trenches, through variable dimmer. Given the size of the body, a very thick blade (21m) was created, as for the C-Jazz, to improve the vibration (sustain) of the body / handle system.
In the video Lusi plays the C-Man in a free funky jam with Filippo Pambianco.
Training and instrumentation:
Antonio Lusi // Bass (C-Punk Bass, Masterbuilt)
Gallien-Krueger Head 700 RB-2
2x10" Neo + 1x15" RBH
Filippo Pambianco // Drum (FrankDrums 14"x 4" Olive, drumhead - Hazy 300 Evans)