The Vintage VJ74 ReIssued bass has a reputation as a workhorse bass guitar with professional, semi-professional and bass players around the world who just love its defined sound and playability.
Solid alder is the perfect choice for the body, not only to support the solid construction, but for this popular tonewood’s ability to distribute an equally fine balance of high, mid and low frequencies, delivered uncoloured to a pair of Wilkinson WOJB single coil pickups which enhance this tight, piano-like tone, with extended clarity and articulation.
Pair alder with the VJ74’s bolt-on, hard maple neck and you know you just can’t go wrong for rocky-blues bass, or, just wind the tone control back a tad and enter a whole new world of jazzy, mellow soothing bass lines.
Smooth open-geared Wilkinson machine heads and a friction-free white graphite precision cut nut, ensure tuning stability, while the innovative Wilkinson three-saddle, compensated brass bridge, increases sustain and improves string intonation.
The sonic versatility of this classic bass design has proven itself over the years as the perfect bass for practically any style of music and, with its characteristic narrow neck design and medium weight tonewood construction, playing a 2 hour gig is just not a problem.
Body: Alder body provides resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.
Neck: Hard Maple bolt on neck for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel.
Scale Length: 34" / 864mm.
Frets: 20 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage VJ74.
Neck Inlays: Pearloid dot.
Nut: 38mm white graphite stays friction-free to aid tuning and playability.
Bridge: Wilkinson three saddle compensated brass bridge provides improved intonation all over the fretboard.
Machine heads: Wilkinson WJBL200 ensure smooth and stable tuning.
Pickups: Two Wilkinson WOJB (N), WOJB (B) single coil pickups for ultimate clarity and articulation.
Controls: Two Volume and one tone.
Headstock: Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.
The VJ74™ is an original Vintage® ReIssued Series bass, designed and created by Trev Wilkinson and the UK Vintage design team.