Saturday, October 08, 2016

Cort Elrick Josh Paul JPS5

This gorgeous 5-string bass came in for fret leveling and dressing, plus a string change and general setup. Intrigued by its design, I did some research and managed to find valuable information on TalkBass, E-Saite and Guitar List. Thus said, let's look at some specs before moving on to the pics.

Roots: Designed by Rob Elrick and manufactured in Korea by Cort
Year of Manufacture: 2003 - 2004
Body: Swamp ash body with quilted maple cap
Neck: 3-piece maple bolt-on neck with 5-bolt construction
Fingerboard: Rosewood with side dot markers, 24 frets (with zero fret)
Scale Length: 35"
Pickups: Bartolini® MK-1 active soapbar pickups (neck & bridge)
Controls: Push-pull master volume (pull for passive operation), pickup master blend, Fishman® active 3-band EQ (boost/cut)
Hardware Color: Black
Bridge: EB10
Tuners: Hipshot® Licensed
Nut Width: 1.75"
String spacing at bridge: 18.5mm (74mm across center to center)
Weight: 9.9 lbs
Finish: Natural gloss

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