Cort Elrick NJS 5 five string bass, Jazz, Bass Direct - UK Basses specialist, Warwick, special offer, sale,


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Cort Elrick NJS 5

Black £899 FREE UK shipping

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  2. Export price £749

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  4. Weight: 9lb 4oz/4.2kg

20 years ago, Cort® joined forces with world-renowned luthier Rob Elrick of Elrick Bass Guitars® and they developed a Cort® version of the 'Elrick e-volution Bass' that gained popularity among serious bass players. Now for its 30th anniversary, Elrick Bass Guitars® has teamed up again with Cort® to release the new Cort® Elrick NJS basses. NJS, short for New Jazz Standard, are modern j-bass-style basses with unique features like angled headstock and 24 frets with 'Zero Fret', a "heelless" body design with extended treble access, and Voiced Tone pickups. VTB-ST with Bartolini® preamplifier. Loved by many aspiring and seasoned bass players over the years.

Actual bass pictured below, click on images to enlarge;

alder body

The Alder body provides a perfectly balanced tone while also giving a slight boost in the upper midrange. It is one of the most ideal tonewoods for solid body basses from major bass manufacturers since the 1950s.

Voiced Tone VTB-ST Pickups

New Voiced Tone VTB-ST single-coil pickups perfectly complement the bass's big beefy sound with modern clarity, transparency and vintage warmth while eliminating noise with its hum-canceling design.

Bartolini® Special Preamp

The same specially designed Bartolini® preamp fitted to the original USA-made Elrick NJS basses, equipped, with 3-band EQ, 2-way push/pull mid selection, and active push/pull bypass for a variety of mix combinations. tones and manipulations.

MetalCraft M Bridge

The solid, high-mass MetalCraft M bridge was developed with a focus on ease of play and increased tone transfer. Specially tuned for the Elrick NJS, the bridge offers string loading from the back of the bridge for easier operation, as well as more stable tuning and a focused sound. Another big improvement for tone transfer is the deep individual grooves that hold the saddles firmly, preventing any unwanted movement and allowing string vibrations to be properly transferred to the body. The MetalCraft M4 and M5 now come with a string spacing of 1 9㎜ (0.750”) for the 4-string M4 and 18 ㎜ (0.708”) for the 5-string M5.

"Heelless" Body Design with Extended Access to the Treble

A unique feature of the Elrick NJS is that the neck joint is greatly reduced for easier access to the upper register of the fingerboard. And to optimize stability as you play, the neck attaches using six bolts in an asymmetrical pattern.

Hard Maple Neck and Fingerboard

Hard Maple provides power and stability, as well as contributing a warm, robust, punchy tone with a strong upper midrange. Dense and stiff, but with just the right amount of tactile flexibility, it sensitively responds to your attacking and slapping techniques with plenty of articulation and power.

Hipshot® Ultralite Pegs

Elrick basses are equipped with Hipshot® Ultralite machine heads (classic 20:1 tuning ratio) are made of die-cast zinc with aluminum string posts and mounting nuts, resulting in a 30% weight reduction compared to other regular pegs, and with better balance and tuning accuracy.

Zero Fret

The Zero Fret does the job of the bass nut by setting the height of the string above the fretboard when played open. The capo is still used as a guide to set the string spacing before going to the pegs. Since the capo is not responsible for open notes, players can switch to any string gauge without worrying about resizing or replacing the capo and being free of any unwanted friction between the capo and the strings.

Angled Headstock

Backward-sloping angled headstock provides better string tension for longer sustain and even resonance without the use of string guides.



Body -Alder

NUT WIDTH - 1 7/8" (48mm)

NECK - Hard Maple 3 pieces

FRETBOARD - Hard Maple

Radius: 12"

FRETS - 24 with Zero Fret

SCALE - 35"

INLAYS - Pearl White Block

TUNERS - Hipshot® Ultralite

BRIDGE - metal craft m4

PICKUP - Voiced Tone VTB-ST

ELECTRONICS - Bartolini® Elrick NJS Special Preamp


STRINGS - D'Addario® EXL165

SPECIAL - Bone Capo


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