Godin A5 Ultra Natural Fretless Bass

Godin A5 Ultra Natural Fretless Bass

This Godin A5 Ultra Bass features:

  • Rock Maple neck
  • Richlite fretless fingerboard
  • 16" fingerboard radius
  • 34 " Scale
  • Chambered Maple body
  • Solid Spruce Top
  • Lace Sensor low profile electric pickup
  • Side mounted volume & tone controls for electric pickup
  • Custom Godin Saddle Transducers and with 3-band EQ
  • 13-Pin output for Roland compatible synths
  • Natural Semi-Gloss finish
  • Godin deluxe gig bag
  • Made in Canada

In our experience, Godin has long been the premier name in hybrid acoustic/electric instruments. Most of their products are geared towards guitar players but the A5 Ultra Fretless Bass is a total game changer. Upright basses are coveted works of art that cost a fortune and it's tough to find any solid body that comes close to that sultry tone. With its two-part chambered body the A5 has a warm acoustic sound that will make your audience do a double take. Not only is it fitted with an ultra smooth Richlite fretboard, the A5 features three different ways to play: It has a Lace sensor pickup, individual acoustic saddle transducers, and a 13-pin synth input. The controls are the same simple format that you'd find on the Godin Spectrum guitars and vary sightly depending on which input(s) you use. Here is a quick breakdown of the range of control possibilities:

13 pin only:

  • Synth volume slider controls volume of synth
  • Guitar volume slider becomes a blend of magnetic pickup and bridge
  • Side knob volume closest to player becomes a master volume for magnetic pickup and bridge

Mix jack only (both pickup and bridge transducer):

  • Synth volume slider controls nothing
  • Guitar volume slider becomes a blend of magnetic and bridge
  • Side knob volume closest to player becomes a master volume for magnetic pickup and bridge

All three inputs:

  • Synth volume slider controls volume of synth
  • Guitar volume slider controls volume of bridge
  • Side knob volume closest to player controls master volume of magnetic pickup

By blending the Lace pickup and bridge transducers the A5 can sound warm, woody and acoustic, or spanky and funky like an electric bass. The addition of the 13-pin synth output means....well it's just about whatever you want it to be. Paired with a Roland or other compatible guitar synthesizer the A5 bass can be a bass and it's own private orchestra. While "limitless" might sound cliché, be sure you have a couple free hours to explore once you plug into the synth output.

The Godin A5 Fretless bass is the epitome of what Godin does best: Pack a ton of useable and unique features into a high quality package, and offer it at a reasonable price. For jazz, small combo, world music, or general business band the A5 Fretless just kills it.

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SKU 033638
Price: $1450.00
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