Fingerboard radius: is 9.5"
Nut Width: 1-5/8" Standard. Other widths available.
Neck: Quarter sawn hard maple
Body: Soft Maple
Pickups: Nelson "Dynamo"™
Fret Count: 20
Pickguard: Plastic. Anodized Aluminum available for additional charge.
Tuners: Hipshot Ultra Light, 20:1 ratio
Finish: Satin lacquer
The Paramount bass is constructed with a multi-piece, quarter-sawn, hard maple neck which is set into a gorgeous soft maple body with hot hide glue. The body has been designed to maximize balance, comfort, and style. A bit retro yet a bit modern, the Paramount is a timeless design that fits in any genre.
The fingerboard is radiused to a comfortable 9.5″ and is precision fitted with medium-tall frets, highly polished to provide a fast playing response. Padauk and Osage Orange woods are standard options with other fingerboard woods available for at extra cost. (Cost varies depending on species desired. Please inquire)
The Paramount comes standard with a pair of Nelson “Dynamo” single-coil pickups. These pickups have been specially designed to faithfully reproduce the bass register yielding balanced, clear, resonant tones. The pickups are wax potted so undesirable micro-phonics are eliminated. An anodized aluminum pick guard is available at extra cost. Also a single pickup version of the bass (with the Nelson “Insta-tone” passive tone circuit) is available by request.
To round out this regal instrument, the Paramount is finished in a luxurious satin lacquer. Many colors are available; please inquire with your color request.