Markbass MB Gold 4
Our amazing team put all their experience and market knowledge on this model design to
concentrate into a single instrument all the most sought after features by a high percentage
of bassists. It’s a real example of balance, simplicity and functionality, added to a nice
design reminding something vintage but still leaving total expression to any bass player.
BODY: for this “P” style body we had to chose selected alder, one of the most used wood
for vintage style basses thanks to its balanced tone, fast attack, controlled sustain and
light weight. Its particular grain enhances the amazing GOLD finish.
NECK: hard maple, Vintage Yellow Glossy finish with flat cut. The C profile and reduced
nut width in a pure vintage style make playing really comfortable and its two ways truss
rod on the headstock let ultra precise adjustments even with really low action settings.
FINGERBOARD: Pau Ferro, 34" scale, 20 frets with vintage cream binding, bone nut
and MOP block inlays.
Custom gold machine heads, F Style | 20:1 ratio, ultra light, precise and reliable.
Die cast gold bridge, lightweight, simple and functional in a perfect vintage style.
Single coil J style passive pickups custom designed on Markbass specs, perfectly matching
Markbass electronic, 70’ style layout. Getting “J” style pickup and neck on a “P” style
body is a dream for many players… a Golden dream became true!!!
We couldn’t choose a better electronic than the Markbass for this instrument.
VOLUME/ VOLUME/TONE controls a definitely the best to manage the J/J pick up
configuration and the TONE control (working also in the passive mode) lets the
player move from Jaco or Motown style tones to more modern and open sounds.
BASS/MIDDLE/HIGH controls on the active EQ section add a modern character to
this vintage flavoured instrument, delivering a balanced and defined tone even
using extreme settings.
HEADSTOCK SHAPE: CUSTOM VINTAGE STYLE
BINDING/BLACK LINE: NONE
TUNER: CUSTOM GOLD F STYLE w/Mb logo - RATIO 20:1
TRUSS ROD COVER: NONE
LOGO: MARKBASS | GOLD
WOOD: HARD MAPLE
PROFILE: COMFORT C
TRUSS ROD: 2-WAY HEADSTOCK SIDE
WOOD: SELECTED PAU FERRO
WIDTH (NUT/20 FRET): 36mm / 61mm
FRETS / FRETS N°: 20 FRETS
SCALE / RADIUS: 34" / 14"
BINDING: CREAM VINTAGE BINDING
INLAYS / DOTS: BLOCKS IN MOP / 2mm SIDE DOT INLAY
SHAPE: P STYLE
WOOD: SELECTED ALDER
BRIDGE: DIE CAST GOLD VINTAGE STYLE
JOINT / PLATE: BOLT-ON (4 screws) / RECTANGULAR GOLD (Mb logo)
PICKGUARD: NONE (optional)
END-PIN: STANDARD GOLD
JACK / JACK PLATE: SIDE / 1/4 Stereo Jack
EQ CONTROLS: MARKBASS V/V/T(active/passive) + 3 BAND EQ
KNOBS: GOLD METAL DOME (2 BIG + 4 SMALL)
PICKUPS: MB CUSTOM J/J 4 (’70 placement)
HEADSTOCK: MATCHED - METALLIC GOLD GLOSSY
NECK: VINTAGE YELLOW TINT - GLOSSY FINISH
BODY TOP: METALLIC GOLD GLOSSY
BODY BACK: METALLIC GOLD GLOSSY
STRINGS: MARKBASS GOLD STRINGS 40/100
GIG BAG: MARKBASS CUSTOM DE LUXE
MADE IN ITALY