Burns® London acquired the original Shadows bass in 2005 which inspired us to re-release this great guitar as a special edition.
Close research revealed this bass was quite different to the production model of 1964.
The electrics are custom wired to give a wider range of pickup selections. As well as various cosmetic changes including headstock size, pickup spacing and selector switch angle.
Shadows Bass engraved headstock badge
Original Van Gent type black button machine heads
Nut width 44 mm
Scale length 331/2 inches
Neck made from Canadian Hard Rock Maple
Fingerboard made from Indian Rosewood
Burns® Gear-o-Matik™ Truss Rod Gearbox
Original Brown Tortoishell Cellulose Scratch-platesare fitted to match the Marvin guitar
Body made from American Alder
Featuring Burns® unique Rez-o-Tube™ aluminium bridge unit
3 x original Nu-Sonic™ type pickups
Chrome palm rest
Also available in Green Burst colour
5 Way Pickup selector switch
Tone control for neck and middle pickup
Separate tone cut for bridge pickup
Push/pull tone pot for two extra pickup combinations
The Shadows bass comes with a Burns® custom case covered with grey crocodile effect fabric, a black leather guitar strap and leather pouch containing tool kit
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Burns® Gear-o-Matik™ Gearbox This Burns gearbox was first designed by Jim Burns in 1960 to allow fine neck setting. Coupled to the steel truss rod tensioned through the neck to a gearbox with a hefty cog and worm which provides micro adjustment.
I just wanted to keep you up to date with things. First and foremost, I am absolutely loving the Shadows Bass. It plays very well and sounds amazing. I am getting a lot of compliments on the look and tones from various players and fans alike.
I am pushing the Burns name and hopefully the company gets some traction in the following months. We've been playing non-stop these past few months and I've been getting to know the bass more and more as the gigs progress.
I also wanted to let you know that I was fortunate enough to play the bass at the Grand ole Opry in Nashville this past weekend. Not too positive, but that may be the first time the Shadows Bass has graced the Opry stage. Needless to say the bass sounded great.
The tour is going through the rest of the year, with next year beginning to take shape. A lot of festivals are in the lineup and would be great exposure for the brand. Very excited to get the bass out there.