Jonathan Moody with Bass Musician Magazine Reviews the Saber VL Fretless Bass

Bass musician magazine, the leader in online bass guitar publications has released a glowing review on the Saber VL Fretless written and put together by freelance bassist and graphic artist Jonathan Moody. Moody in the review remarks that it is “the most responsive fretless (electric) bass (he) has ever played” and goes into detail on the basses build quality and the …

Bass Gear Magazine Reviews the Saber SL5 HexFX and Saber VL4

We had the honor of Bass Gear Magazine reviewing a couple of our Saber Basses in their latest issue. You can read the reviews of the Saber SL5 HexFX and Saber VL4 Basses by Vic Serbe and the extremely detailed “Bass Lab” evaluations by Phil Maneri in the PDF embedded below or click here:  Bass Gear Magazine Saber Bass Review Source: …

Willcox Guitars introduces the Saber SL Bass and Atlantis Thinline Guitar HexFX Editions

The HexFX Editions feature a 13-pin individual string output, in addition to the mono 1/4″ output. Willcox Guitars are all powered by the LightWave Optical pickup system, the most advanced string transducer available today. The optical pickup system uses infrared light to sense string vibration, providing a rich and powerful sound that is also ideally suited for individual string processing …

Individual String Trimpots

All of the Willcox Guitars LightWave Optical Pickup powered instruments have a unique and useful feature on the motherboard: the output of each string is individually adjustable by a trimpot. These trimpots are easily accessible by the player. Just remove the back cavity coverplate, and you will see them, all in a row, right about the middle of the motherboard. …

Guitar Player Reviews the Willcox Atlantis HexFX Edition Guitar

Willcox Atlantis HexFX Edition Review, Guitar Player May 2016 Tested By Michael Ross of Guitar Player Magazine It is not often we see something truly different in the world of guitar pickups, but the Willcox LightWave Analog Optical Pickup System surely qualifies. The system uses infrared light to sense each string’s vibrations through separate transducers, resulting in no electrical or …

Willcox Guitars debuts the USA Custom Shop version of the Stylus Electric Upright Bass

Christopher Willcox, President and chief designer of Willcox Guitars and LightWave Systems, is unveiling the Stylus Electric Upright Bass at the 2016 NAMM Winter Market.  Stylus is the first Electric Upright Bass powered by the exclusive LightWave Analog Optical Pickup System. The introduction is a model from the Willcox Guitars USA Custom Shop, built in collaboration with Custom Shop master luthier …