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Michael Kelly Custom Collection Element 4 Electric Bass

Michael Kelly Custom Collection Element 4 Electric Bass, Red Cedar Body w/ Striped Ebony Top, 34" Scale Rock Maple Neck w/ Pau Ferro Fretboard, Element Active Circuit w/ Passive Bypass Toggle Switch

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MSRP: Old Price $1,019.99 Discounted Price $599.99 Save : $420.00 (41%)
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The Custom Collection Element 4 bass was designed for players who prefer a modernized take on a classic. The basic body lines might look familiar, but the MK designers took liberties to enhance comfort and playability. You can select from three different top woods, each accented with black hardware. What makes this bass special is far deeper than the striking appearance. Michael Kelly has carefully selected each detail and spec to deliver a great bass for the stage or studio.

The impact of a bridge on the performance of a bass guitar is something that many often underestimate. In fact, the bridge is key to many aspects of tone and we gave it the full respect that it deserved. You will see that we used a solid molded bridge with tight slots for each fully-adjustable saddle, a big enhancement on its own. Michael Kelly, however, took that further. Below that bridge is an aluminum tone block. They add that hidden block to add sustain and attack. Since it is aluminum, it does not add weight to the bass, but has a similar sonic impact to using a heavy bridge. This bridge-and-internal-block combination is called the MK Stealth Attack Bridge System.

The pickups, controls, and electronics are another area where extensive testing took place and enhancements were made to get a great result. The pickups were developed specifically for the MK Element bass line by Rockfield and they have an over-wound classic pickup sonic performance. Michael Kelly blends that with their Element Active Circuit which has been carefully tweaked to provide a modern sonic profile.

Also key to the design was allowing excellent user customization potential using the onboard controls. Those controls include offering you a stacked tone pot with separate treble and bass controls. There is a blend via a blend knob to sweep from one pickup to the other or varying degrees of each, as well as a bypass switch allowing you to go from active to a very vintage passive tone with a quick click.

Finally, to add to the comfort of this bass, it is crafted using red cedar. This wood from the mahogany family is a great tonewood that allowed Michael Kelly to deliver the powerful sound that they were committed to. It is a lighter weight wood which reduces the overall instrument weight. This was something that had been requested by players, and the careful combination of woods and other design elements makes the Custom Collection Element bass especially comfortable to play.

Features:

  • Red Cedar Body w/ Striped Ebony Top
  • 34" Scale Rock Maple Neck w/ Pau Ferro Fretboard
  • Element Active Circuit w/ Passive Bypass Toggle Switch
  • Rockfield 4SW Bridge & Neck Pickups
  • MK Stealth Attack Bridge System
  • MK Die Cast Tuners
  • Case Not Included

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Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Bass Guitar

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Category Solid Body Electric Bass
Number of Strings 4
Body Style Double Cutaway
Scale Length 34"
Number of Frets 21
Top Wood Striped Ebony
Body Wood Red Cedar
Neck Wood Rock Maple
Fingerboard Wood Pau Ferro
Color Natural
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Series Custom Collection
Model Custom Collection Element 4
Warranty Info:

All Michael Kelly Guitar instruments are backed by a warranty. Instruments purchased in the United States of America after May 1, 2015 are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Michael Kelly warrants solely to the original purchaser of a Michael Kelly instrument if purchased from Michael Kelly directly or from one of the small number of U.S. retailers defined on MichaelKellyGuitars.com as authorized dealers.
Michael Kelly warrants that the instrument purchased shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for as long as the instrument is owned by the original purchaser, and until the ownership of the instrument is transferred to another, subject to the limitations described below in this agreement. This warranty is not transferable under any circumstances, and applies to the original owner only, provided the product is purchased as NEW from an authorized Michael Kelly dealer.

That stated warranty is only valid in the country from which your NEW Michael Kelly branded instrument was purchased. This warranty is specifically limited to products purchased in the United States of America and only purchased after May 1, 2015 from a designated dealer authorized by Guruz Media Inc./Michael Kelly Guitars.
In order to validate your warranty, you must register your instrument using the online warranty registration within thirty (30) days at www.MichaelKellyguitars.com/register. You also must retain your original sales receipt as proof of purchase. In the unlikely event of a warranty claim you will be required to provide a copy of this.

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