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Musicians Insitute Library

Instrument and Equipment Guide

This guide is meant to illuminate and educate readers about the many facets of what makes a guitar feel and sound different from one another. This is to aid students decide what guitar will best suit their needs when checking an instrument out at the libr

Bass Guitars

(B1) Squier P-Bass

  • J-Bass bolt-on neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Pickups: P-bass split coil (middle) and a J-bass pickup (bridge)
  • One tone and two volume controls
  • P-bass body

(B2) Warwick Dolphin (Fretless) Bass

  • Wenge neck through with a tiger stripe ebony fretboard
  • 26 bronze jumbo fret inlays
  • Active MEC J/TJ pickups
  • An extremely hard Ovangkol wood body

(B3) ESP LTD B-104 Bass

  • Maple bolt-on neck with a rosewood fretboard
  • Thin-U neck profile with 24XJ frets
  • Pickups: SB-4 (N&B) DB-4 (B)
  • Basswood body

(B4) Fender Jazz Bass

  • Maple bolt-on neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Modern C neck profile with 0 medium jumbo frets
  • V-mod single-coil Jazz pickups
  • Alder body

(B5) Fender American Precision Bass 

  • Maple bolt-on neck and rosewood fretboard
  • V-mod split coil
  • Alder body

(B6) Fender Jazz Bass

  • Maple bolt-on neck with rosewood fretboard
  • C-shaped neck with 20 frets
  • Dual-coil ceramic noiseless pickups
  • Alder body

(B7) Suhr Classic J-Bass

  • Tinted maple neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Vintage J neck shape with 20 frets
  • Classic Vintage J pickups
  • Alder body

(B8) Squier P-Bass (LEFTY)

  • J-bass neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Pickups: P-bass split coil (middle) and a J-bass pickup (bridge)
  • One tone and two volume controls
  • P-bass body

 (B9) ESP LTD Bass

  • Maple neck with a thin-U neck contour, bound rosewood fretboard
  • Neck through construction: 25.5" scale length
  • Mahogany body and maple top
  • EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG 85 (neck) active humbuckers

 

(B10) ESP LTD Surveyor 400 Bass

  • Maple bolt-on neck and fretboard
  • 21XJ frets
  • Pickups: EMG active pickups, coil-tap capability, and 3-band active EQ
  • Ash body, quilted Maple top

(B11) ESP LTD Deluxe Bass

  • Maple bolt-on neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Thin-U neck profile
  • EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG 85 (neck) active humbuckers
  • Mahogany body with a quilted maple top

(B12) ESP E-II AP-5 5 STRING

  • Maple bolt-on neck with a rosewood fretboard
  • 21XJ frets
  • Dual Seymour Duncan SMB-5D pickups
  • Ash body

(B13) Kiesel Vader 5-string bass

  • 5-piece Walnut w/ maple stripes neck through construction with Ebony fretboard
  • Kiesel Radium pickups
  • Swamp Ash body

(B14) Schecter Stiletto

  • Maple bolt-on neck and fretboard (fretless)
  • C-shaped neck profile
  • Pickups: EMG 35J (neck), EMG 35DC (bridge)
  • Swamp Ash body

(B15) Schecter CV-5 

  • Maple bolt-on neck with rosewood fretboard
  • Thin C-shaped neck profile 
  • Schecter Diamond J-bucker
  • Ash body
 

(B16) Schecter Diamond Series P-4 Exotic

  • Roasted Maple Bolt-on neck with roasted maple fretboard
  • C-shaped neck profile with 21 frets and a 16" radius
  • EMG metal Works P pickups with 2-band active EMG EQ
  • Swamp ash body with a zebrawood top