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PRICE: $2,350
The fastback is a medium (32") scale bass that uses the same body as it's Coupe/Speeder guitar counterparts.

The body design is comfortable and intuitive -It is medium weight, solid Alder with all the carved contours for comfort and inlaid racing stripes for looks. It uses a heavy duty fully adjustable, locking bridge and through-the-body string anchoring.

The maple neck is shown here with an ebony fretboard bound in ivoroid, and maple-on-maple is optional. The chunky c-profile neck is joined at the 15th fret using the signature Blackstien horizontal dovetail neck joint. The 19 stainless steel jumbo frets are polished to perfection and the unique body shape/neck joint position is well-balanced and allows for very easy access to the entire neck. The 32″ scale is compact and fast, yet only 2″ shorter than a traditional full scale bass (it's like capoing a full scale at the 1st fret).

Sound is supplied by one hand fabricated and wound Blackstien pickup. The split-coil lipstick tube pickup is of a medium-high output and combined with the shorter scale ads a good amount of low end growl to the overall tone. Due to the pickup's split design it has an aperature closer to that of a single coil, maintaining good clarity and avoiding excessive muddiness. Thanks to being shielded 360^ and noise cancellation between the two reverse polarity/reverse wound coils, the Fastback is virtually noise-free in any environment even at high gain.
Controls are minimalist and simple. Master volume control and a 2-way rotary selector for series (traditional) or parallel(mellower output, less bass and a clear, singing voice) connection.

Body: 2 piece comfort contoured Alder w/inlaid racing stripes. High gloss finish in custom colours.
Neck: 1 piece quarter-sawn Maple w/Ebony fretboard+ ivoroid binding, white pearloid dot inlays, -or- Maple fretboard+matching Maple binding, black dot inlays.
Stainless steel frets, bone nut. High gloss vintage amber finish w/ headstock face matching the body/racing stripes.
Custom Colours: Click to view

Adjustable locking bridge, strings anchor thru-body.
Gotoh™ Res-O-Lite compact tuners.
1xBlackstien hand wound Split-Stik™ hum-canceling pickup.

Master volume.
2-way rotary control for series/parallel pickup operation.

Scale: 32".
Neck Width: 1-1/2" Nut, 2-1/8" 12th fret.
Neck Thickness .880" 1st fret - 1.000" 12th fret.
Fretboard Radius: 10".
Fretwire: Jumbo.
Neck joint: Horizontal Dovetail.

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