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.
SpecificationModel Name: Brocken5-BASS
Body Material: Top: Walnut, Back:Center Maple, wing Australian Black Wood
Bridge: Hip-Shot 5A-100
Head Top: Pro. Black
Neck Finish: Urethane Matt Finish
Body Finish: Trans.Black Matt, Natural Matt
Hardware: Gotoh Cosmo Black, Hip-Shot Black
Neck Joint: Bolt-On
Neck Material: 5-Piece Maple/Walnut, Twin Titanium Supports
Neck Grip: Caparison Brocken5-BASS
Fingerboard: Kalimantan Ebony, Luminous Side Dots
Radius: 350mmR to 400mmR
Scale Length: 889mm (35″)
Nut Width: 48mm
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 5-BASS, Brocken Logo
Head Angle: 15 Degrees
Tuners: Gotoh GB350
String Spacing: 18mm
Tuning: Regular (1-G, 2-D, 3-A, 4-E, 5-B)
Strings: RotoSound .045, .065, .080, .100, .130
Neck Pickup: Fishman Fluence 5-String Bass Soapbar
Bridge Pickup: Fishman Fluence 5-String Bass Soapbar
Voice 1: Classic, fat and round
Voice 2 (Mid Contour): Funk, Hi-Fi scooped
Voice 2 (Mid Flat): Full frequency, full dynamics
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 BASS case
Designed by Caparison Guitars in Japan
MADE IN JAPAN
FAQ & Terms
When can I expect to receive my guitar order?
Guitars will ship from our warehouse in Japan via DHL Express within 3 working days of the receipt of your order payment. The delivery time is typically 3-to-5 working days from the time of shipment. The shipping charges are included in the price of the guitar. A tracking number will be issued once the order is processed and ready to ship.
What is included with the guitars?
All Caparison guitars come with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by our lead designer upon passing final inspection, a Caparison Owner’s Manual, and necessary tools to adjust the bridge hardware.
Most models include a Caparison Branded Reunion Blues Continental Case. Some extended range models, such as the Orbit and Apple Horn 8 come with a fitted Caparison hard case.
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Will there be any customs charges to pay?
Guitars ordered through our website are shipped by air from our warehouse in Japan with a DHL Express DDP service (Delivery Duty Paid). Customs import duty, fees and sales taxes are factored into the purchase price and pre-paid by us, there will be no additional cost to the buyer when the guitar arrives.
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Will there be any customs charges to pay?
Guitars ordered through our website are shipped by air from our warehouse in Japan with DHL Express, there may be customs import duty and sales tax to pay on import. These are the responsibility of the buyer. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Is my guitar covered by a warranty?
All Caparison guitars are covered by a full 12-month manufacturer’s warranty. In the unlikely event of a manufacturing fault with any instrument purchased within the 12-month time of purchase, please contact us directly to resolve the issue in a timely fashion.
Click here for full details of our manufacturer’s warranty
Can I return my guitar?
We have a 14-day return policy for our production guitars, as long as it is returned in all of the original packaging and in the condition it was received (i.e. no wear and tear or obvious signs of use). [wccr_country countries=”US,CA”] There is a US$ 375 restocking fee to cover the return shipping and re-inspection. [/wccr_country]
Please note that our 14-day return policy only applies to production guitars purchased through our website. Shipments that are returned to us as undeliverable will be refunded minus our shipping costs and any associated fees or can be redelivered subject to a redelivery fee.
Can I see a photo of my guitar before I buy?
Unfortunately, we do not have each guitar photographed. Some hand painted finishes and figured wood tops can vary from the sample photos seen on our website.