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Saber HexFX Bass

$1,649.00$1,749.00

The Saber SL Bass is a high performance, professional electric bass featuring our exclusive, patented LightWave Analog Optical Pickup System Technology. The HexFX Technology in this instrument provides individual string outputs, along with a summed mono output, to a 13-pin DIN connector. The resulting output enables full synth access, individual string processing and modeling, as well as the use of a fanout box. The optical pickup technology provides ultra-fast and accurate tracking, glitch free and with no latency and no false triggering. The tonal possibilities are unlimited!

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  • Solid Alder Body

    Alder is a commonly used, sustainable tone wood, chosen for its strong, clear, full-bodied sound and smooth sustain characteristics.

  • Three-piece Rock Maple neck

    3 pieces of maple with opposing grain run lengthwise to create a much stronger and stiffer neck lessening the need to adjust the trust rod adjustments.

  • LightWave System3 analog optical pickup system

    The optical pickup system uses infrared light to sense string vibration, and features a totally separate transducer for each string, with no electrical or mechanical crosstalk between.

  • HexFX 13-pin Output Technology

    HexFX Instruments feature a an individual string output with the 13-pin DIN connector as well as a summed mono output (1/4″ jack). The resulting output enables full synth access, individual string processing and modeling.

Body

  • Body Wood:  Solid Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane (Ultra Black)

Neck

  • Number of Strings: 4 or 5
  • Scale Length: 34″
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Attachment: Bolt-On (5 Bolt)
  • Neck Wood: 3-Piece Rock Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Fingerboard: Fretted or Fretless Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: 14″
  • Neck Shape: Low-Profile ‘C’ Neck Carve
  • Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Dots

Hardware and Electronics

  • Pickups: LightWave Analog Optical Pickup
  • Bridge: Custom GraphTech Monolithic Bridges with iceTone™ Saddle
  • PreAmp: LightWave Designed Active PreAmp
  • Outputs:
  • Standard 1/4″ Mono
  • 13-pin DIN Individual String Output
  • Controls:
    • Master Volume
    • Bass Boost and Cut
    • Mids Boost and Cut
    • Mid Frequency
    • iceTone™ Blend
    • 13-pin Summed Volume Control
    • Wet | Dry Toggle Switch
    • Program Selector Switch
  • Power: Rechargeable NiMH Internal Battery – 16 Hours playing time with 1-hour recharge
  • Accessories:
    • ProTec Deluxe Gig Bag
    • User Manual
    • Charger
    • Tool Kit

Production Time

Willcox Guitars instruments are designed, engineered, and prototyped here at our Santa Barbara, California facility. The necks and bodies are made by our manufacturing partners, SPG Musical Instruments, in South Korea. SPG was originally the Custom Shop of Samick. The electronics are made here in California. The molded bridge and hardware parts are done to our specs by GraphTech Guitar Labs of BC, Canada.

All of the parts and assemblies are inventoried here in California. When an instrument is ordered, it is assembled, set up, tested, and burned in here in our factory. This process takes about 7 – 10 business days before we ship your instrument, and our QC is applied to every step in the process.

Shipping Policy

All instrument orders shipped to the continental United States have complimentary shipping, no charge. All orders shipped to Alaska, Hawaii and all International orders are shipped using FedEx GreatRates service, in which shipping charges are far less than regular shipping rates, but vary greatly depending on date of shipment, destination, and space availability.

If you are shipping to an international address, you will be contacted within 48 hours of purchasing a complete instrument from Willcox Guitars regarding an additional shipping fee (estimated fees are anywhere between $70 -$375) that you will be required to pay before the instrument ships out.

This amount may be paid with the same method of payment used to purchase the instrument and will require your verification. Please contact us if you’d like to arrange shipping with your own courier services.

If you would like a shipping estimate, please contact us by email and include the instrument you are interested in, and your city, country, and postal code.