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Stanley Clarke Deluxe Bass
Pictured in standard Coco Bolo with optional side LEDs
Stanley Clarke Deluxe

Thirty some odd years ago, the electric bass was relegated to life in the background. When Stanley Clarke hit the scene, the possibilities for the electric bass were forever changed. The bass could take a break from its main role to take solos of its own, even perform as a lead instrument through entire songs. Music has Stanley to thank for trailblazing the concept.

Back then we only offered Series I and Series II basses. We created the Signature Deluxe from the same body templates and woods, with the same scale length as Stanís personal Series I and II basses.

Even though the electronics are more simple than our top of the line Series II model, one item that Stanley insisted on for his Signature bass was separate filters and Q-switches for each pickup. The ability to tailor the tone of each pickup individually opens up a wide spectrum of available tones. A small rotation of our filter controls can make your Signature Deluxe sound like an entirely different bass.

The Stanley Clarke Signature Deluxe comes standard with Coco Bolo top and back laminates. Many are surprised to learn that the Stanley Clarke Signature Deluxe bass features a short scale length. Itís the very same scale length that we have been making for Stan since 1972. The frets are naturally closer together compared to a long scale, which makes the bass incredibly comfortable Ė and fast Ė to play. Fly even faster with the narrow taper fingerboard, new for 2008. The nut width is narrow at just one and a half inches.

Flame Walnut Quilted Maple Superb Walnut Quartersawn Coco Bolo Coco Bolo Rosewood
Scale length 30.75 in
Through body neck 5-pieces: Maple with Purpleheart laminates
Fingerboard Ebony with mother of pearl inlays, new for 2008: Narrow taper
Nut width 1.5 in
24th fret width 2.15 in
Peghead Alembic Crown
Truss rods dual, body adjust
Top and back Coco Bolo
Body material Mahogany
Sandwich Coco Bolo, Maple, Mahogany, Maple, Coco Bolo
Body depth 1.5 in
Finish Polyester gloss with satin neck
Pickups Alembic AXY
Controls volume, pan, filter x2, 2-position Q-switch x2
Tailpiece Solid brass bird
Nut height adjustable solid brass
Machine heads Gold Alembic-Gotoh
Average weight 10.5 pounds
Overall dimensions About 43" x 13.5"
Origin 100% Made in Santa Rosa, CA USA
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