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"I've been fortunate enough to have played and recorded many basses over the years and from that I have built a long list of all the things that I belive to make a great sounding and playing bass.

When I was offered the chance to design these basses with Chapman Guitars I was first shocked as it was something I never thought I'd have the opportunity to do. I realised that this wasn't just an opportunity to make a typical 'signature model bass', but an opportunity to see if it was possible to build a bass that incorporated all the notes from my list.

Setting out on this venture I knew that trying to incorporate it all in one bass might not work. So it has been a long process of constant refinement but I'm incredibly proud to say that I truly believe that what we have created is exactly what I set out to do... to create the perfect bass.

The ergonomic shape, the feel of the neck, the tone and tuning stability of the woods, the powerful electronics and a killer look!

I'v always been a 4-string player and so the MLB1 DH is home for me but often the music I play finds me needing that extended range of a 5-string. So the addition of the fan fret version gives us exactly that; 26 fanned frets allows the scale length necessary to delve in the to the 5-string world with all the feel of a 4-string.

To say I'm proud is an understatement - these basses are one of my best accomplishments to date and I can't thank the guys at Chapman Guitars enough for making this a reality."

Dave Hollingworth

  • HEADSTOCK Angled Serekh Headstock
  • TUNERS Wilkinson
  • STRING NUT 38mm Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL Bass Nut
  • NECK Wenge With Ovangkol Pinstripes with Oil Finish
  • NECK JOINT Neck-Through
  • NECK SIZE
  • WIDTH: NUT 38mm 26F 59.52mm
  • THICKNESS: 1F 20mm 12F 23mm
  • PROFILE: C Shape
  • TRUSS ROD
  • FRETBOARD Wenge Fretboard with Rolled Edges
  • FRETBOARD RADIUS 200mm
  • FRETS 26 Jumbo Bell Bronze Frets
  • FRET MARKERS Glow-in-the-Dark Side Dots
  • 12TH FRET INLAY Gold Infinity
  • SCALE LENGTH 832mm to 889mm (~32.76” to 35”) Fan Fret
  • BODY TOP Mapa Burl Body Back Wood Only with Arched Front & Back with Oil Finish
  • BODY BACK Ovangkol with Oil Finish
  • BODY CARVES Rear Tummy Cut, Rear Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Heel Contour
  • BRIDGE Chapman Single String
  • NECK PICKUP
  • Bartolini 9CBJD-S1 Jazz Single Coil (Passive)
  • MAGNET: OUTPUT: TBC
  • BRIDGE PICKUP
  • Bartolini 9CBJD-L1 Jazz Single Coil (Passive)
  • MAGNET: OUTPUT: TBC
  • CONTROLS Master Volume (250k) with Treble Bleed Circuit, Blend Control (250k) Knob, Master Tone with Push-Pull (250k)
  • STRAP BUTTONS Chapman Strap Locks
  • STRINGS Ernie Ball Slinky, Nickel Wound Bass, 4 String, 65-130 (From Mid-2018)
  • CASE Chapman Pro Hard Case
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Chapman MLB1FF Dave Hollingworth Signature Fan Fret Bass - Quicksand

Code MLB1FF-DH-QSD RRP $2,699.00
$2,449.00
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