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Pin Bridge Bass

Pin Bridge Bass Rear View

Western Red Cedar Top

Maple Back and Sides

Western Red Cedar Top

Maple Back and Sides

Ebony Headstock

Birds Eye Maple Neck

Halfling™ Pin Bridge Bass

“The Halfling™ sounds... open. Free. Notes are independent events, unrestricted by other notes that occur simultaneously. Harmonies seem to work 'with' each other, not 'at' each other. The instrument seems to have a greater dynamic range because of the freedom of the sound. I find myself articulating things I used to just blow through.”
- Craig Whipps

Pin Bridge Bass

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Please note: the Pin Bridge Bass is in limited production and will only be built to order. Building each bass is extremely difficult and complicated. To maintain our high quality standards we will only be building these basses as a custom order; built specifically for a customers individual needs. This page lists all the current information and specifications for the bass.

If you're looking for a bass that features a more "Steel string" edginess and note fundamental, the Halfling™ Pin Bridge Bass is the one for you! It's bright and punchy and is more resistant to feedback. If you're a bluegrass player (or are just looking for a more traditional string tension feel) you will love the "dimensional voice-terous" quality of the Pin Bridge.

“It has a huge dynamic range and a nearly infinite tonal palette.”
- Chris McMahon

This Pin Bridge bass has an X braced top and is slightly lighter than the Vega model. It also features a bridge plate on the inside to allow the proper anchoring of the string ball ends. This bass has a B band pickup system, the "UST" model pickup and the B band endpin jack.

For more information about our revolutionary new Halfling™ design click here. We also offer this instrument as a 5-String. Please contact us for pricing.


Body Size: 17” Lower Bout
Body Depth: Taper from Neck 3.75” to Tailblock 4.5”
Back and Sides: Western Bigleaf Maple
Top: Western Red Cedar
Bracing: Spruce X Bracing
Binding Black ABS
Neck: Birdseye Maple
Fingerboard: Ebony
Width at Nut: 1.5"
Width at 12th Fret: 2.125"
Scale: 34”
Nut: Bone
Frets: 24
Strings: Dean Markley PhosBronze .045 - .098
Hardware: Ebony
Pickup: B-Band
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Case: Custom Hard Case