Hi there.
I am out of the office until 23rd July but In the meantime, you are welcome to make purchases and I will get back to processing orders as soon as possible after I return.
Thanks, David

Retrovibe S30 LEFTY Relic Strat Bass 30.6″ short scale reverse headstock


Assembled by me in the UK

Retrovibe S30 Short Scale Strat Bass in Black relic.

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SKU: S3013 Category:


This S30 bass is short scale and based on a combination of Stratocaster and early Precision basses.
The body I used for this model was a pre-loved one which I relic’d up a bit. All the conversion parts I have fitted are new.
 Please see the photos.

The bolt-on maple neck has a vintage tint and the bass is equipped with my Ultralite tuners (it has little or no neck dive) and 18mm bridge and has a 3 x Retrovibe P51 Vintage P pickups. The controls are wired as standard LEFTY Strat with a 0.047uf Orange Drop capacitor on tone duties.

It weighs in at around 8.5lbs, which means you can play for longer without tiring. Little or no neck dive with a textured strap but shiny nylon straps are not recommended. 

It currently has a very low action which can easily be raised according to your taste. Strung with a brand new set of Rotosound RB45 strings. (45, 65, 85, 105)

It sounds like the love-child of a Precision and a Jazz with a surprisingly wide tonal range, making it a very useable bass.

All the parts need to convert your own Telecaster or Stratocaster 6-string into a short scale bass are available here on my site.

Body: Uncertain, possibly mahogany looking at the pore structure
Body Colour: Black relic
Controls: 1 Volume and 2x Tone, 5-way selector as per a Strat. Kill-switch mini-toggle
Bridge: Retrovibe 18mm 4-string P-style
Pickups: Retrovibe 9K P51
Neck: Maple, reverse headstock bolt-on construction
Fretboard: Maple
Frets: 22
Body thickness:40mm
Scale length: 777mm (30.6 inches)
Width at nut: 38mm
Markers: Black dot
Tuners: Closed type
Weight: Approx. 8.5lbs


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