Evolutionary or revolutionary? That would be for you to decide, but what is beyond any doubt is the 5 string, 27 fret Brocken5-BASS is the most comprehensive, complete and extraordinary bass guitar that Caparison has ever developed.
A perfect balance between functionality and exuberant design, precise engineering and cognitive creativity. The unique and carefully considered quadripartite body construction, featuring a Maple core – flanked by two wings of Australian Black Wood, crowned with a select Black Walnut top, gives a full and well-rounded sonorous quality. The fundamentals are strong and defined and the clear harmonics ring out with a bell like quality.
The slim and fast Maple & Walnut 5-Piece constructed neck, with a super smooth Kalimantan Ebony fretboard makes for an almost effortless playability with easy access to all 27 frets. The inclusion of twin internal titanium support rods provides the neck with solid and reliable stability too.
Adding the Fishman Fluence 5-String Bass Soapbar pickup system to the Brocken5-BASS further enhances the huge tonal range available on this incredible instrument, all easily dialled in and all exhilarating and emphatically usable.
The Brocken5-BASS is the total package of everything that is at the heart of Caparison Guitars. The devotion of providing an unparalleled playing experience and the joy of innovation. The Brocken5-BASS excels at inspiring your own creativity.
Body & Finish
|Model Name:||Brocken 5-BASS|
|Body:||Black Walnut Top
Australian Blackwood & Maple Back
|Head Top:||Pro. Black|
|Neck Finish:||Urethane Matt Finish|
|Body Finish:||Natural Matt,
Trans. Black Matt
|Hardware:||Gotoh Cosmo Black
Neck & Head
|Neck Material:||5-Piece Maple/Walnut,
Twin Titanium Supports
Luminous Side Dots
|Radius:||R350 to R400|
|Scale Length:||889mm (35″)|
|No. of Frets:||27|
|Fret Type:||Jumbo, Nickel Silver|
|Depth, 1st Fret||Approx. 22.0mm|
|Depth, 12th Fret||Approx. 23.0mm|
|Nut:||Graph Tech Black TUSQ|
|Position Inlay:||Caparison Clock|
|Headstock:||Devil’s Tail, Brocken Logo|
|Head Angle:||15 Degrees|
|Tuning:||Regular (1-G, 2-D, 3-A, 4-E, 5-B)|
|Strings:||RotoSound .045, .065, .080, .100, .130|
Electronics & Accessories
The Fishman Fluence Bass Soapbar pickup system produces multiple timbres and sounds, each untethered from the other. Original and totally re-imagined, Fluence Multi-Voice pickups for electric bass are free from the hum, noise and frustrating inductance issues that plague even the most coveted wire-wound pickups, revealing pure, uncorrupted bass tone. Fluence Bass Soapbar pickups can be split for single coil operation with a Jazz Bass string window. Also, the included Treble and Bass controls can be used to further expand the tonal palette. Voicings for the Fluence Bass pickups were created to offer players a wide palette of sounds that cover all playing styles.
|Neck Pickup:||Fishman Fluence 5-String Bass Soapbar|
|Bridge Pickup:||Fishman Fluence 5-String Bass Soapbar|
|Pickup Voicing:||Voice 1 (Passive): Classic, fat and round
Voice 2 (Active): Full frequency, full dynamics
Voice 2 (Active + mid contour): Funk, Hi-Fi scooped
Single Coil Mode: Same voices + Jazz Bass string window
|Controls:||Master Volume (Push-Pull),
1 Dual POT for blend
1 Treble control
1 Bass control
3-way mini toggle Switch
|Power:||Fishman USB Rechargeable Battery Pack|
|Case:||Reunion Blues case|