PAB40 Acoustic Bass (2007) Demo

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PAB40 Acoustic Bass (2007) Demo

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Here's a demo I made a few years ago for the

It was a fine instrument; played well and sounded great. I'm not really a bass player, and I didn't have much need for it, so I sold the bass to a fellow forum member that both loves Parker Guitars and plays the bass! It's a bit of a rare USM instrument, so I've included the video and audio recording here in case anyone is curious. I used GHS Pressurewound Phosphor Bronze strings for the recording.



Description and information from the 2008 Parker Guitars catalog:

Designed from the ground up, the Parker Acoustic/Electric bass represents a new level of quality and sound in a performance bass. Utilizing the same ground breaking body shape as our Event Series guitars, the PAB40 adds our patented feedback suppressing Soundslot design and features customized Fishman Matrix Bass System electronics.

For the body we chose American Black Walnut for its deep sound qualities and added an integrated thumb rest for ease and comfort in play. An ebony fingerboard and bass balanced bridge add solid punch and sustain to this remarkable instrument. Our first acoustic bass may well be the last acoustic bass you’ll ever own.

TONES/SOUNDS: Smooth, Mellow lows and mids, with definitive highs, with a sound reminiscent of an upright.

BODY
• Wood: with Patented Sound Slots
• Construction: Walnut Frame Back and Sides with Ivoroid Binding
• Finish: Polyurethane
• Bridge: Bass Balanced Ebony bridge with compensated bone saddle
NECK
• Wood: Mahogany and Maple
• Neck Design: 3 piece Construction
• Neck-To-Body Joint: Dove-Tail Style
• Scale 34"
• No. Of Frets: 24
• Fret Material: Nickel S
• Fret Size: .039” High, 1.06” Wide
• Fretboard: Ebony Fingerboard
• Finish: Polyurethane
• Nut: Bone
• Nut Width: 1.69"
• String Spacing At Bridge: 2.14”
• String Spacing At Nut: 1.43”
• Truss Rod: Lightweight Steel
• Tuners: WSC JB-300G
ELECTRONICS
• Pickup: Fishman® Undersaddle Prefix® Pickup with 4 Band EQ
• Output: 1/4” Mono
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Re: PAB40 Acoustic Bass (2007) Demo

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I somehow wasn't aware if its existence, despite having pored through catalogs. Thanks for enlightening me.
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Re: PAB40 Acoustic Bass (2007) Demo

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I can’t imagine that they made many of them, @mmmguitar, and I think it’s only shown in one catalog.

Definitely a unique part of the USM line!
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