A great bass has just the right blend of timeless design and modernized features. The GB74JJ mixes a proven body and bridge design with enhanced electronics, machine heads, and more to give you the best of the past and future.
SWAMP ASH BODY
Swamp Ash is one of the most popular and widely-used woods for solid-body electric guitars and basses. It is light weight but has a surprisingly strong, tight and punchy sound with emphasis on the high-midrange. This character makes Swamp Ash a beloved tonewood of discriminating bassists who want a strong fundamental tone that will cut through and be heard clearly in the mix. The natural beauty of Swamp Ash with its distinctive grain patterns make it ideal for transparent and natural finishes.
CANADIAN HARD MAPLE NECK
The Canadian hard Maple neck provides power and stability as well as contributing a warn, 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.
VOICED TONE VTB-ST PICKUPS
The new Voiced Tone J-style single-coil pickups perfectly complement the big robust acoustic sound of the bass with modern clarity, transparency and vintage warmth. Painstakingly developed by Cort’s engineers by drawing on decades of pickup winding experience, the Voiced Tone pickups feature the highest-grade components and winding techniques to allow the natural character of the guitar to be faithfully delivered to the amp.
The bridge on a bass is a big deal. This is where the energy of the big vibrating strings is transferred into the body, playing a critical role in shaping the overall sound of the instrument. The Omega bridge is constructed of solid steel and machined with the highest level of precision for the utmost in functionality as well as sonic integrity.
HIPSHOT ULTRALITE MACHINE HEADS
The Hipshot Ultralite tuners address one major issue on many classic and modern electric basses: the weight which causes the instrument to be neck-heavy and not balance properly whether the player is playing sitting down or standing up with a strap. These tuners greatly reduce the weight while offering the superb level of tuning precision and stability.
ERGONOMIC NECK JOINT
Designed and implemented to facilitate easy access to the upper register of the fingerboard, the new Ergonomic Neck Joint increases playing comfort while reducing tendon stress and awkward wrist and finger positions. Now you can solo away and reach the highest notes with confidence as well as greatly improved playability.
- CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-On
- CUTAWAY: Double Cutaway
- BODY: Swamp Ash
- NUT WIDTH: 38mm (1 1/2″)
- NECK: Canadian Hard-Maple
- FRETBOARD: Maple (305mm(12″) Radius)
- FRETS: 21 Frets
- SCALE: 864mm (34″)
- INLAY: Dot
- TUNERS: Hipshot Ultralite Tuners
- BRIDGE: Omega Bridge
- PICKUPS: Voiced Tone VTB-ST pickups
- ELECTRONICS: 2-band EQ w/Passive-Active Push-Pull
- HARDWARE: Chrome
- SPECIAL: Clear Pickguard