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The Boden Bass

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Great bass players deserve a great bass guitar

Years in the making, the Boden Bass is the culmination of dedicated research and development work spanning over two decades to perfect the headless ergonomic design concept along with multi-scale necks for extended range guitars. More than a mere “bass version” of the acclaimed Boden 6-, 7- and 8-string guitars that we are known for, the Boden Bass was developed from the ground up to meet the requirements of the most discriminating and demanding professional bass players.

Bass Specs

Original 4-string

Swamp Ash Body
4A Solid Flame Maple Top
Roasted Maple/Walnut with 12 ply CF Neck
Roasted Birdseye Maple Fretboard
33″-34.5″ Scale lengths
24 Stainless Steel Frets
Nordstrand Zen Blade Hum Cancelling Single Coil Pickups
Nordstrand 3-band Preamp
Available in Natural Color

Original 5-string

Swamp Ash Body
4A Solid Flame Maple Top
Roasted Maple/Walnut with 12 ply CF Neck
Roasted Birdseye Maple Fretboard
33″-35″ Scale lengths
24 Stainless Steel Frets
Nordstrand Zen Blade Hum Cancelling Single Coil Pickups
Nordstrand 3-band Preamp
Available in Natural Color

Prog 4-string

Swamp Ash
4A Solid Flame Maple Top
Roasted Maple/Walnut with 12 ply CF Neck
Ebony Fretboard
33″-34.5″ Scale lengths
24 Stainless Steel Frets
Nordstrand Big Rig Humbucker Pickups
Darkglass ToneCapsule Preamp
Available in Trans Brown Stain

Prog 5-string

Swamp Ash Body
4A Solid Flame Maple Top
Roasted Maple/Walnut with 12 ply CF Neck
Ebony Fretboard
33″-35″ Scale lengths
24 Stainless Steel Frets
Nordstrand Big Rig Humbucker Pickups
Darkglass ToneCapsule Preamp
Available in Trans Brown Stain

Same true and tested concept

In many respects, the concepts developed for the Boden guitars – especially the extended range 7-and 8-string guitars – are ideally suited for bass design and construction. The idea is to lengthen the scale of the low strings for tighter tension to provide a more defined and punchy sound in the lower register. The concept not only worked for improved sound but also for enhanced ergonomics by improving comfort and reducing fatigue in the fretting hand.

The Successful Design

Over 4 Years of Refinements and Improvements

These successful design ideas and concepts were then applied and refined during the development of the Boden Bass over the past 4 years with numerous prototypes that were tested by world class bassists around the world. Through constant experimentation and countless revisions of the instruments as well as the hardware, the Boden Bass has finally reached its end goal of becoming an exceptional musical instrument of the highest caliber.

Pure, Resonant and Woody Acoustic Tone… Delivered Faithfully to Your Amps by Nordstrand

The 'Holy Grail' of Material Combos

The final touch was developing a close working relationship with Nordstrand Audio to install the best possible pickups and electronics to deliver the natural, organic and woody acoustic characteristics of the bass to the amplification systems. The result is an instrument that is as comprehensive and versatile as it is minimalist and elegant. With the Boden Bass, .strandberg* has started a journey to provide the low-end that will keep giving and growing for generations to come.

Composer | Bassist

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is part of the new wave of modern electric bass players. In addition to his mind-blowing technical prowess, his musicianship has allowed him to fit into a diverse range of musical situations that have run the gamut from face-melting prog-metal to experimental microtonal jazz-funk to dubbed-out electronica bass lines to classic sounding r&b grooves–sometimes all within the framework of one song. He also has a strong grasp of using effects and technology which makes him a true sonic force to be reckoned with. Whether playing as a sideman or as a leader making his own music, Steve is known for his beyond solid groove, creative use of cutting-edge effects and textures, melodic/virtuosic solos, and mastery of different tones and techniques for any given musical situation.

”An interesting hybrid of the future, with enough of the past and elements of instruments that people use - there's unique sounds, but it doesn't sound unfamiliar when you play it”

Steve Jenkins

Purity, Depth and Punch in the Original Boden Styling

Boden Bass Original 4

The Boden Bass Original model features the classic time-tested wood combination of lightweight chambered Swamp Ash body with solid Flame Maple top and Roasted Maple neck and fretboard. Strong in the high-mids with sweet highs and a punchy and tight low-end, the Original 4 and 5 basses provide the articulation and expressiveness that players of Classic J-style basses are accustomed to.

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Aggression, Growl and Versatility with a Sophisticated Look

Boden Bass Prog 4

The Boden Bass Prog model was developed for bass players who seek a more modern and aggressive sound that can be fine-tuned with the utmost precision. Featuring lightweight chambered Swamp Ash body with solid Flame Maple top and Roasted Maple neck with Ebony fretboard, the natural acoustic sound is balanced with plenty of girth but with a bright cutting edge when needed with the bass’s onboard preamp equalization as well as the controls on the amplifier. The Ebony fretboard is slick and fast to play but it also provides a lot of highs that help you cut through the mix.

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Articulation and Expression - from the Classic to the Modern

Boden Bass Original 5

The Boden Bass Original model features the classic time-tested wood combination of lightweight chambered Swamp Ash body with solid Flame Maple top and Roasted Maple neck and fretboard. Strong in the high-mids with sweet highs and a punchy and tight low-end, the Original 4 and 5 basses provide the articulation and expressiveness that players of Classic J-style basses are accustomed to.

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Power and Girth with Flexibility and Expansive Range

Boden Bass Prog 5

The Boden Bass Prog model was developed for bass players who seek a more modern and aggressive sound that can be fine-tuned with the utmost precision. Featuring lightweight chambered Swamp Ash body with solid Flame Maple top and Roasted Maple neck with Ebony fretboard, the natural acoustic sound is balanced with plenty of girth but with a bright cutting edge when needed with the bass’s onboard preamp equalization as well as the controls on the amplifier. The Ebony fretboard is slick and fast to play but it also provides a lot of highs that help you cut through the mix.

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