Our first bass based on the GRINGOBEAT guitar shape!
Made for Norman collaboration with the great painter Conrad Jon Godly! More Godly work is presented as a part of our artist edition three of a perfect pair ( txs kc..).;-)
The GRINGOBEAT bass is a semi-hollow construction, which leads to an incredibly fat and lively tone. Therefore we decided to choose this bass for our regular line…
Standard features include two-tone finish (different colours for the top/back and sides), Bigsby, Häussel pickups, Maple neck, and Mahogany body.
But of course countless custom options are available, for example our 3D Top finish, or a transparent finish, individual wood choices like Spruce top with flamed maple back and sides, different brand pickups, with or without Bigsby, etc.
The GRINGOBEAT bass model is our connecting link between archtop and solid-body electric basses. Like our GRINGOBEAT Archtop and electric guitar, the bass is based on our Dynercom body shape, making it ultra-comfortable to play.
Dynercom is a term we came up with to describe our comfortable body shape, for which we shift the center axis, leading to the player’s right arm moving forward, therefore yielding a more relaxed playing position. DYnamic – ERgonomic – COmfortable!
Passion is a funny thing. From a marketing perspective, it would most certainly be more effective if we focused on one type of instrument and then repeated that over and over – that’s how people become famous!
However, we just don’t function that way, and despite our best efforts to the opposite, we’ve managed to still be at least a little bit famous as it is.
I’m a bass player myself, and since I’m our most critical customer, I build what I can honestly evaluate. Because of the demand for our guitars, we don’t currently build a lot of basses, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t love them; after all, some of them have gone own in history! A good example is found in our Golden Fretless Bass 1997, which was the first bass to feature a fingerboard that extends all the way to the bridge, has no visible controls,