Bassworks' J5-28 "Nodachi"series of basses owe some of their inspiration to Leo Fender's bold asymmetric design in the 1960s.
Despite their design influences, our instruments strive to improve on what has gone before. Our chambered body being supremely light but strong and resonant.
The J5-28 sports a pair of Bartolini quad coil pickups. From "Jaco to Jamerson"in an instant.
30+ years of playing and our skilled manufacture deliver the tone, playability and reliability that all bass players deserve to enjoy in the J5-28 "Nodachi"series.
Crafted in small batches and entirely in our own shop, every instrument is built with the same painstaking attention to detail, using stable tonewoods and world-class electronics and hardware.
35" scale length (889mm)
Hipshot 0.750" (19.05mm) bridge
Choice of compound radii for fretboard
Various body tonewood choices
Birdseye Maple headstock plate
Neck profile: Custom slim "J" influenced with thumb groove
2 carbon fibre re-inforcement rods
Canadian Rock Maple neck
Fingerboard: Ebony (side markers, block inlays, bound)
Bartolini Jazz PUs
John East UNI Pre pre-amp
Neutrik side jack
Hipshot (USA) Ultralite tuners
Graphtec TUSQ XL nut (Black)
2-way truss rod, heel access
"Narrow/Medium" frets with "Invisible Fret Ends" (other sizes of fret-wire are available)
Hiscox custom hard case included