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Brice HXB2-405 3235 RN Headless Nat Burl


New upgraded multi-scaled version of the HXB with improved electronics

Now with recessed tuners!

A slim line, dual cutaway, contoured solid body with matching headstock

Highly figured bubinga top

String-through bridge design for maximum attack and sustain

Active pickups with bass, mid, treble, blend, and volume controls plus pickup selector switch

All black die-cast hardware adds the finishing touch

Qty Price: $515.00



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New Headless - Multi-Scale Version of the HXB!

  • Multi-scaled fretboard (32"-35") for improved string tension on the lower strings and better overall performance
  • 5 string bass
  • A slim line, dual cutaway, contoured solid body with matching headstock
  • Highly figured bubinga top
  • String-through bridge design for maximum attack and sustain
  • Active pickups with bass, mid, treble, blend and volume controls plus active/passive switch
  • Separate battery compartment lets you change batteries quickly
  • Bolt-on maple neck with adjustable truss rod and 6-bolts for incredible stability
  • Two octave rosewood fretboard with position markers on the side
  • All black die-cast hardware adds the finishing touch
  • Measurements

  • Overall length, not including the strap button: 41 1/4"
  • Scale length: 32"-35"
  • Width of body at the lower bout: 12 3/4"
  • Thickness of body at the strap button: 1 3/4"
  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 3/4"
  • Width of the neck at the 24th fret: 2 5/8"
  • Neck profile (thickness) at the first fret: 12/16"
  • Neck profile (thickness) at the 12th fret: 1"
  • Radius: 14"
  • Pickups: 4" x 1 1/2"
  • String spacing at the nut: 3/8" (overall 1 3/8")
  • String spacing at the bridge: 5/8" (2 5/8" overall)
  • String gauges: .045, .065, .085, .095, .110
  • Weight: only 8.5 pounds
  • HXB2 Wiring Diagram

    This Bass has become my favorite "go to bass" it has a nice round punchy bass tone especially when punching through the bridge pickup "A-la Jaco" and a nice woody sounding tone through the bridge pickup "A-la Abraham Laboriel" the band loves the sound of this beauty, it even sounds bassy on the high notes, it doesn't thin out... and also had the audience compliment the sound and looks. The multi scale is easy to get accustomed to (gotta watch it up high) the less stretch across the fret board is very comfortable. The string spacing is tighter than a J 5 but makes it effortless with finger style playing. it is very well balanced, (no neck dive here) the headless design makes for great, small stage movement possible, and the smaller body is very nice for ergonomics and comfort. The finish on the bass is a silky natural feeling, not a glossy slip fest, and very appealing in appearance. The Artec pre amp is good, the highs are not scratchy and unbearable. The mid control is limited but adequate. The low bass is especially boosted the last quarter turn of the control knob, but "o soo sweet" same as my Freak bass. Also as others have stated... the pickup selection is reverse in operation (not a big deal) same on both basses. The tuners on this bass are very accurate, you set them and this sweet heart stays in tune, even when carrying this bass from place to place. Some worry about the B and E string tuners being broken because they protrude from the end of the body, but no such problem yet. I thought of making a metal guard for it, but haven't so far. The fit and finish of this bass is very good. I love the neck, it is flat, and not a buzzing fret anywhere, and no sharp edges. I changed the strings one time, to some Dunlop steels and WOW love the piano like overtones with the fat punchiness. Oops... my Fender J5 and my Sting Ray and others have to take a break, Brice is on the stage. Edwin Long

    Question: What is the advantage of playing a multi-scaled guitar?
    Answer: The multi-scale provides the advantage of having a longer scale length for the lower strings and a shorter scale length for the higher strings. When bass strings have a longer scale, you can achieve a snappier, brighter, and clearer tone. When the treble strings have a shorter scale they produce an inherently warmer, mellower tone. This makes for a tonally balanced instrument. Straight scale instruments tend to suffer from drawbacks: extended scale instruments' high notes can sound shrill and piercing and short scale instruments' low notes can sound muddy. The multi-scale system allows for a "bost of both worlds" approach.

    Question: How much does the bass guitar weigh?
    Answer: Only 8.5 pounds!