Cort Artisan B5 Element 5-string Bass

$899.00 inc GST

Brand: Cort

Artisan B5 Element are the completely revamped group of basses that combines only the best elements from the highly popular Cort Artisan B-class basses, including roasted maple fretboard on 5pc panga-panga & walnut neck, Bartolini® MK-1 pickups and Bartolini® MK-1 preamp set, and Hipshot® Ultralite tuners.

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Cort Artisan B5 Element 5-string Active Bass

Cort Artisan B5 Element are the completely revamped basses that combines the best elements from the highly popular Artisan B-class basses. Features include roasted maple fretboard on 5pc panga-panga / walnut neck, Bartolini® MK-1 pickups and Bartolini® MK-1 preamp set, and Hipshot® Ultralite tuners. Newly added are the new high-mass MetalCraft M5 bridges with dual string loading system that greatly enhances resonance and tone transfer, and a rounder ergonomic mahogany body with beautifully figured ash top. The combination of right elements, together with Cort’s dedication to quality, makes the Artisan B5 Element an outstanding choice for pro musicians and enthusiasts alike.

Ash Top on Mahogany Body

Ash top on a mahogany body ensures a great balance of warm yet full and punchy sounding lows and bright, clear and transparent highs, not to mention ash’s beautiful wood grain for more a natural aesthetic.

The ash top of the Cort Artisan B5 Element Bass


Bartolini® MK-1 Pickups

The trademark Bartolini sound is preserved in the MK-1 while providing superb sound quality and value. The MK-1 delivers plenty of punchy and warm mids along with transparent and brilliant highs for a superbly balanced sound.

Bartolini® MK-1 Pickups onboard the Cort Artisan B5 Element Bass


Bartolini® MK-1 EQ

Bartolini’s renowned MK-1 preamp provides powerful yet transparent boost, along with its trademark crisp high-end. The MK-1 transfers the natural liveliness of the bass through a flexible 3-band equalizer for a variety of applications ranging from studio recording to large concert halls. It also provides a switchable active/passive mode for a powerful modern active sound or an organic traditional passive sound.

Cort A5 Plus Bass Bartolini Preamp system


 

MetalCraft M Bridge

The solid, high-mass MetalCraft M bridge was developed with more focus on ease-of-use and greater tone transfer. Depending on the thickness of the strings, the dual string loading system allows the strings to be loaded either through the body or from the top to find the best optimal string tension, resulting in enhanced sustain, greater playability and focused sound. Another big improvement for the tone transfer is the deep individual slots that hold the saddles rock-tight, preventing any unwanted movement and allows string vibrations to correctly transfer to the body. MetalCraft M4 and M5 now come with string spacing of 19mm for the 4-string M4, and 18mm (0.750” ) for the 5-string M5.

Cort Artisan B5 Element bass utilises the MetalCraft M Bridge


5pcs Walnut & Panga Panga Neck

The emphasis of the Panga Panga and Walnut combination is on tight and defined midrange that complements the bright and expansive tonal nature of the Mahogany body for an ideally balanced sound to round out the bass spectrum.

5-pience Walnut & Panga Panga Neck of the Cort B5 Element bass


Hipshot® Ultralite Machine Heads

Cort Artisan basses are equipped with Hipshot Ultralite Tuners (classic 20:1 tuning ratio). Made of cast zinc with aluminum strings posts and mounting nuts, these tuners are 30% lighter than other regular tuners. This results in improved balance and also provides better tuning accuracy.

Hipshot® Ultralite Machine Heads onboard the Cort A5 Plus Bass

Roasted Maple Fingerboard

By treating the Maple in an oxygen-free oven at a high temperature, the wood stabilizes and develops a golden-brownish look for enhanced stability as well as a more vintage type of look and a big bolder tone.


 
 
 

Shipping Dimensions

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 1200 × 400 × 120 mm

Specifications
CONSTRUCTION Bolt-On
BODY Mahogany
TOP Ash
NECK 5pcs Walnut & Panga Panga
FRETBOARD Roasted Maple
Radius: 15.75″(400㎜)
FRETS 24
SCALE 34″(864㎜)
TUNERS Hipshot® Ultralite
BRIDGE MetalCraft M5 – 18㎜ String spacing
PICKUPS Bartolini® MK-1 Pickup Set
ELECTRONICS Bartolini® MK-1 Electronics
HARDWARE Black
STRINGS D’Addario® EXL170-5SL

Shipping Dimensions

Weight 8 kg
Dimensions 1200 × 400 × 120 mm

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