Designed by Ned Steinberger, the Synapse bass guitar is a HYBRID instrument combining the strength, rigidity and clarity of graphite with the warmth and beauty of wood. At the heart of every Synapse is the Cybrosonic neck featuring the patented graphite U-channel with adjustable truss rod uniquely crafted into a 3-piece, hard maple neck. The smooth and durable phenolic fingerboard and glued-in body design create an instrument with distinctive tonal clarity, sustain, "pop" and response as well as ultimate stability!
One low-impedance, active EMG USA bass humbucker mounted at the "sweetspot" combined with an internal low-impedance preamp and a stereo piezo bridge extends the range on both ends for earth-moving lows and phenomenal transients from slap-style playing. Internal trim pots allow you to adjust the balance of the piezo output between the high and low strings if needed. Equipped with a Rosewood saddle for warm, pure tone, you can install an optional aluminum or composite saddle to create other tonal possibilities as well.
Other features include a gorgeous flame maple top, the Steinberger Combo headpiece that accommodates both DoubleBall and single-ball strings, the patented 40:1 ratio, direct-drive double ball bridge for super-fast string changes and rock-solid tuning stability. With itÕs headless design and new, innovative ÒStrap HookÓ, the Synapse bass balances perfectly and positions the bass in the ideal playing position when standing. The fold-down leg rest accommodates performance while seated as well.
Provided with a premium, padded gig bag, the SynapseÕs headless design is compact and capable of fitting into tight places including most overhead airplane bins. Put it all together and youÕve got a bass of unequalled performance, comfort and flexibility. Steinberger - State of the Instrument.
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