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Motown Bass

The groove machine

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Semi-Hollow

The Motown Bass is a semi-hollow constructed bass featuring a solid centerblock and flat 35mm sides. This makes this big-body bass particularly easy to handle on stage.

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DS Blade Pickups

Three of our own DS Alnico Blade pickups make this bass extremely versatile giving you the astonishing tonality of the past 50 years. Each pickup can be switched on and off individually.

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Plek Processed

A pleked fretboard guarantees perfectly level frets. This is the basis for our fret polishing and setup work all done by hand that eventually makes our instruments play like nothing you have ever played before.

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Incredibly warm tone

We have taken the best features of the British and American sounding basses and made an incredible warm semi-hollow bass. The Motown comes with 3 single coil pickups giving you the astonishing tonality of the past 50 years.

Its body is constructed from spruce for the top and flamed maple for the back and bent sides. The top and back are arched just very slightly to give you elegant curves to snuggle with.

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Vintage Orange

The Motown Bass comes in a stunning Vintage Orange finish. A darker stain is applied before the orange color to bring all all the nuances of the fine spruce top.

The Pickguard is made out of elegant vintage pearl and features a master volume and master tone pot, as well as three switches that let you control each pickup individually.

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Made to hold something that lasts

A good case is one that's more sturdy than what's inside.

Handsome, laid-back and simply a good place for your instrument. Meet the Duesenberg Custom Line Cases. True flightcase quality, classically shaped, beautifully handcrafted and made to endure the most realistic and unrealistic abuses. It's a case you can just throw in the back of a car, train or airplane and won't have to worry about.

This instrument comes including the Duesenberg Custom Line Case as standard.

Neck
Type: Set Neck, 1-piece Maple
Width: 41 mm / 1.6" (nut), 53.5 mm / 2.11" (12th fret)
Thickness: 21 mm / 0.8" (1st fret), 24 mm / 0.95" (12th fret)
Shape: Medium D
Fingerboard: Indian Rosewood, radius 305 mm / 12"
Inlays: Pearloid diamonds
Frets: 20 Jumbo 2.8 x 1.0 mm
Scale length: 864 mm / 34"
Trussrod: Steel dual-action
Headstock: Black
Body
Type: Semi-hollow with sustain block, bent sides, f-hole
Top: Laminated Spruce
Back, sides: Laminated flamed Maple
Dimensions: 51.5 x 41 cm / 20.27" x 16"
Height (sides): 3.5 cm / 1.4"
Binding: Cream
Pickguard: Pearloid
Finish: PUR lacquer
Hardware
Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners
Bridge: Duesenberg Bass Bridge
Tailpiece: Duesenberg Trapeze Tailpiece
Strap pins: Duesenberg Multi-Lock
Hardware color: Nickel
Strings: Duesenberg Custom 045/105 (045-065-085-105)
Electrics
Pickups: 3 Duesenberg DS Alnico-Blade Single Coil
Wiring: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3 Slide-Switches
Accessories
Case: Custom Line Case (included)
Tools: All required allen keys (included)

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Artist Alliance

Instruments we created in collaboration with artists around the world. Designed for their individual needs, but made for everyone.

Semi Hollow

Bent sides and glued on top and back. Added solid center block. The classic construction. Semi-Hollow instruments combine the distinct tone of a hollow construction with the feedback resistance of a solid body. Extremely versatile.

Chambered

A solid body that features big sound chambers for enhanced tone and weight reduction. Particularly characteristic tone somewhere between a solid and semi-hollow construction.

Solidbody

Made from a single slab of wood. Delivers instant response, a lot of attack and sustain and perfect feedback resistance.

Full Hollow

Full hollow construction for a lot of moving air and distinct classic tone and response. Exceptional tonal character that is well fitted for clean and crunch use.