First launched in 1964 as a follow-up to the Burns Sonic, the Nu-Sonic Bass reissue has a body made from basswood with a maple veneer which lends the body a slightly stronger visual aspect beneath the cherryred polyester finish.
The neck is maple and has an Indian rosewood fingerboard with traditional dot inlays. It has a very slim neck, woth lots of room to move around the fingerboard comfortably. Its lower string tension, coupled with the flatwound strings, makes the Nu-Sonic Bass great fun to play.
The Nu-Sonic Bass has elements like the short-scale length, small machine heads and flatwound strings lend it real vintage character. It has a classic sixties retro tone and feel; a small bass with a big sound. Price includes a moulded hard case, a leather strap and tool kit.
Nu-Sonic Bass Features:
- Short Scale 30 inches
- Body Basswood
- Neck Maple
- Frets 21
- Pickups 2 x Nu-Sonic bass
- Controls 2 x volume and one tone
- 3 way pickup selector
- Nut width 42mm
- Bridge top loading
- Weight 7.7IBs
- Finished in Polyester Cherry Red or White
George Harrison recording the track Rain at Abbey Road studios 1966 playing a Burns Nu-Sonic bass which was hired from Burns for the session as George was right handed and couldn't use Pauls left handed basses.
Read the review Burns Nu-Sonic in Bass Guitar Magazine, another review in the same magazine Missing Beatles Bass? and On The Record: Supergrass 'Richard III'
|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.