Bacchus Global Series - WL-433 - 33" Scale 4 String Bass - Black Finish
Part of the new Globale Series multi scale lengt basses.
WL Global Series is a more affordable version of Woodline, which has been the leading model of the Bacchus Handmade series. It is based on traditional electric bass guitars, but has a modern feel and improved features over the vintage design. The slightly down-sized body offers a comfortable neck and smooth playability, and the truss rod adjuster set at the body-end of the neck makes for easy adjustment of neck relief.
The push-pull tone pot works as a 'Turbo Switch' function. When pulled up, the 2 pickups are then connected in series and will produce a more powerful sound. WL-001 inherits the craftsmanship philosophy and high quality standards of the original Woodline, as well as its appearance. Nothing is more important than precise handcrafting and great attention to detail when making an instrument with ideal tone.
FINGER BOARD: ROSEWOOD
SCALE: 33 inch
WIDTH AT NUT: 38mm(4ST)
BRIDGE: JB Type
PICK UPS: J Type
CONTROLS:2Vol,1Tone(Pull up Turbo SW)
WITH ORIGINAL BACCHUS GIG BAG
Posted by Charlie M on 6th Jan 2016
I've owned this bass for a few weeks now and have a pretty good idea what to expect out of the bass.
construction is solid -- nothing is loose, nothing is too tight. The body is a lot lighter than I expected, and isn't uncomfortable to play. It's a 33" scale, which is nice -- it's a little smaller than the standard 34 but the neck isn't too short that I have to think much about hand position. The body is a little smaller too.
Overall, it's a comfortable bass. It feels like a jazz bass, and that's a good thing.
Pickups are solid. I'm not a big fan of vol-vol-tone but I do like that you can pull out the tone knob and it switches the pickups to series, like the fender S-1 switch. It's a nice touch and while I wouldn't necessarily call it a turbo switch, it can get a little bit like a P-bass, which is nice. In parallel, the pickups sound good. The bridge pickup has the typical bridge J bass sound, which is good, and the neck pickup was a little bassier than I had expected. No complaints at all on that. Originally I was going to swap the pickups out for barts, but after actually playing it, I'm not in such a hurry.
For the price, I think it's a solid bass. price-wise, it's above a squier jazz, and below a MIM jazz. Quality-wise, I rate it higher than both. I'd suggest it to anyone looking for a sturdy jazz bass without dropping a lot of money. The series switch is really useful to me, and I appreciate the chrome pickup cover. It may not stay long on my bass, as it's in a spot i now realize is where I put my hands a lot of the time, but in my opinion it looks really cool and that's not bad.
Overall, the bacchus global series is a decent run of basses. If you're looking for a jazz bass for under 1K, I'd suggest checking out the Global series.
Posted by Jason Graveley on 13th Oct 2015
I recently purchased the Bacchus Global WL-433 in "snow white". Upon receiving the bass, I simply couldn't believe my eyes and ears. Top-notch craftsmanship like no other (IMHO), slick playability and oodles of Jazz tones the way it should be. Puts the competitors to shame. I've since also purchased the WL-MGC mango body bass and am already looking ahead to getting another!
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