In 1985, Englishmen Alun Ashworth-Jones and Nigel Thornbory created the original Ashbory Bass - a revolutionary 18" scale, silicon-rubber strung instrument that, when amplified, produced a low, resonant bass tone that emulated a plucked double bass with astonishing clarity and accuracy.
In its second incarnation, Ashbory worked with The Bass Centre to create a version with an ergonomic body shape influenced by the Steinberger 'stick' basses of the day. These instruments instantly found favour with international players and recording artists including Tony Levin and Doug Wimbish.
"I HAD SO MUCH FUN WITH THE ASHBORY THAT I HATE TO GIVE IT BACK... TRY ONE IF YOU CAN: THE INSTRUMENT HAS HUGE CHARM" — JOEL MCIVER, BASS PLAYER
Now, 30 years on, The Bass Centre is pleased to present a brand new generation of the Ashbory, featuring a more conventional mahogany body design but retaining the original's travel-ready economy, silicon rubber through-body stringing, turbo-charged active electronics and, of course, its legendary deep bass response.
The Bass Centre Ashbory Features
|BODY ||Mahogany, conventional offset design with Black or Natural finish |
|NECK ||Maple |
|FINGERBOARD ||Richlite |
|SCALE ||24" |
|PICKUP ||Under-saddle piezo with adjustable bridge |
|ELECTRONICS ||Active 2-band EQ |
|WEIGHT ||Approx. 2.5kg / 5.5lb |
|STRINGS ||Through-body strung, Elites custom gauge silicon rubber strings |
|EXTRAS ||Premium Quality Bass Centre padded gig bag |