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Kinal Basses


Kinal custom basses have graphite-reinforced necks, attached with six bolts for extra strength and better sustain. The fretted and fretless fingerboards are made from rosewood, ebony, maple, or pau ferro.

Pickups come from Lindy Fralin, Bartolini, EMG, Basslines, and other makers, with 9- or 18-volt active electronics available.

Scale length can be 34", 34.5", or 35". The necks and bodies are ergonomically sculptured to allow comfortable access to the extended scale. These instruments also balance extremely well and are lightweight for long playing periods.

In addition to full-size solid body and chambered basses, the Kompact Bass adds portability and ease of use with great sound. Bass Player Magazine has selected the Kompact Bass for Editor's Top Pick, and Art Thompson of Guitar Player Magazine says, "The Kompact is a joy to play, it sounds exceptionally warm and balanced, and its every curve and radius is smoothly rounded for comfort and ease of packing."

Click here to watch and listen to a Kinal Kompact played by Greg Bagley and the Fisher Ensemble. Also, here is an interview with Greg about his Kinal Kompact bass.

 

MK-B standard features:

  • Body tonewoods: Alder, Swamp Ash, or Korina
  • Neck woods: Five piece maple construction with graphite reinforcement
  • Scale: 34", 34.5" or 35"
  • Number of Frets: 21 or 24
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood or Pau Ferro. Nut: Bone
  • Pick-ups: Bartolini, Lindy Fralin, or Seymour Duncan
  • Controls: 2 volumes and 1 master tone
  • Finish colors: Natural, translucent black, red, green, blue
  • Sunbursts: Nicotine, tobacco, cherry, black, blue, or green
  • Finish shown: quilted maple with a tobacco burst
  • MK4-B (4 string): $2,450.00
  • MK5-B (5 string): $2,650.00
  • MK6-B (6 string): $2,850.00

 

The SK-B standard features

  • A more rounded, symmetrical body with the full range of body and neck wood combinations and Kinal custom wood finishes.
  • Available in 4, 5, and 6 string configurations.
  • Model shown: Alder body, quilted maple top, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, Bartolini MM/J pickups and active electronics, gold hardware.
  • SK4-B (4-string): $2,450.00
  • SK5-B (5 string): $2,650.00
  • SK6-B (6 string): $2,850.00

 

 

DK5 Series standard features

  • Body: Alder, chambered with spruce top and thumb platform
  • Neck: maple construction with graphite reinforcement
  • Scale: 34.5" or 35" - two octaves
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Pick-ups: magnetic jazz or soapbar and piezo mounted in the bridge
  • Controls: active preamp volume, blend, bass, treble, mid, 3-band mid-switch and all controls bypass
  • Finishes: Natural or sunburst
  • Model shown: 34.5" scale with rosewood fretboard Bartolini, Jazz 59J-1 with a Graph Tech Ghost Piezo in the bridge. Bartolini 3 band preamp. Natural satin finish.
  • Price: $3,400.00

MK21 Series Standard Features

  • Body: Alder, Swamp Ash, or Korina
  • Neck: maple construction with graphite reinforcement
  • Scale: 34.5" or 35" - 21 frets
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Pick-up combinations: Jazz and Soap, 2 Soaps, 2 Jazz, Jazz and MM
    Controls: active preamp with volume, blend, bass and treble; 3-position back pick-up coil tap (Mid control available)
  • Finishes: Natural, transparent red, blue, black, green. Bursts: cherry, nicotine or tobacco
  • All Kinal options are available on the MK21
  • Price: $2,750.00 - 4 string
  • Price: $ 2,950.00 - 5 string


 

 

Kompact Bass

  • Topwood - Sitka spruce
  • Neckwood - maple or mahogany graphite reinforced, adjustable truss rod
  • Back and sides - alder and maple
  • Bracing - parallel design
  • Fingerboard - rosewood
  • Bridge - rosewood
  • Scale - 30" - 20 frets
  • Electronics - Piezo style with bass, treble, and midrange
  • Nut material - bone
  • Body finish - satin polyester
  • Colors available - natural, sunburst
  • Case - hardshell style
  • Options: exotic wood back plate, ebony fingerboard, dot inlays
  • Kompact Bass 4-string - $1,750.00
  • Kompact Bass 5-string - $1,950.00 

 

 

 

 

Custom hardwood bass tuners in finishes to match your bass.

Check with Mike for details and prices.