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GODIN A4 ULTRA FRETLESS BASS

$899.00

Product Description

Mint Condition with Gigbag

The Godin A4 Ultra Bass is what every bass player has been waiting for. Sporting a lace sensor pickup, saddle transducers and a 13-pin synth input, the sonic possibilities are virtually endless. No matter what kind of group you're in, the A4 Ultra will make you the king of the rhythm section.

This Godin A4 Ultra Bass features:

    Rock Maple neck
    Indian Rosewood fretboard, 20 frets
    16" fingerboard radius
    34 " Scale
    1 1/2" nut width
    Chambered Maple body
    Solid Spruce Top
    Lace Sensor low profile electric pickup
    Side mounted volume & tone controls for electric pickup
    Custom Godin Saddle Transducers and with 3-band EQ
    Natural Semi-Gloss
    Godin deluxe gig bag
    Made in Canada

In our experience, Godin has long been the premier name in hybrid acoustic/electric instruments. Most of their products are geared towards guitar players but the A4 Ultra Bass is a real treat. Upright basses are bulky and hard to haul, and it's tough to find any solid body that comes close to that sultry tone. With its two-part chambered body the A4 has a warm acoustic sound that will make your audience do a double take. Not only is it fitted with a real Rosewood fretboard, the A4 features three different ways to play: It has a Lace sensor pickup, individual acoustic saddle transducers, and a 13-pin synth input. The controls are the same format that you'd find on the Godin Spectrum guitars and vary sightly depending on which input(s) you use. Here is a quick breakdown of the range of control possibilities:

13 pin only:

    Synth volume slider controls volume of synth
    Guitar volume slider becomes a blend of magnetic pickup and bridge
    Side knob volume closest to player becomes a master volume for magnetic pickup and bridge

Mix jack only (both pickup and bridge transducer):

    Synth volume slider controls nothing
    Guitar volume slider becomes a blend of magnetic and bridge
    Side knob volume closest to player becomes a master volume for magnetic pickup and bridge

All three inputs:

    Synth volume slider controls volume of synth
    Guitar volume slider controls volume of bridge
    Side knob volume closest to player controls master volume of magnetic pickup

By blending the Lace pickup and bridge transducers the A4 can sound warm, woody and acoustic, or spanky and funky like an electric bass. The addition of the 13-pin synth output means....well it's just about whatever you want it to be. Paired with a Roland or other compatible guitar synthesizer the A4 bass can be a bass and it's own private orchestra. While "limitless" might sound cliché, be sure you have a couple free hours to explore once you plug into the synth output.

The Godin A4 bass is the epitome of what Godin does best: Pack a ton of useable and unique features into a high quality package, and offer it at a reasonable price. For jazz, small combo, world music, or general business band the A4 just kills it.

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