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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Shabat Dealer.
Like what you see? All photos are of the exact instrument you will receive.
The Panther combines vintage tone and feel with uncompromising accuracy, playability and durability. The bass boasts an ultra-light body, 34” scale length, 7.25-9.5” compound radius fretboard, and a single Lollar P-Style split pickup with the option of adding a J-Style bridge pickup as well. With superb dynamics and a vast tonal range, this bass is all you need to sit just right in the mix with classic warm and fuzzy low end—once you pick her up, it’s hard to put her down.
What Do We Think?
The work coming out of Avi Shabat’s shop is so consistent. We had prior P-style build and everything we raved about on that one carries over to this one and applies equally well. Tonally, it delivers classic P-bass tone with no questions asked. The Lollar P pickup is warm on bottom with enough bristle in the midrange to make a place for itself in the mix.
The 1-pc roasted maple neck is rock solid and just as reliable on the road as in the studio. The 5A flame is just the icing on the cake, and boy is it beautiful. This is also a particularly gorgeous finish. The rose gold metallic finish isn’t quite copper, nor burgundy mist, but somewhere in between.
How Does It Play?
This bass plays like a classic with a medium C profile and a traditional feel all around, less the foibles of a 60-year-old instrument. Looks aside, the medium C neck profile fits right in the hand like an old friend. String action measures just 5/64” across all strings at the 12th fret without any buzz.
Weight: 8lb 2.8oz
The G&G custom hard case pictured is included!
Neck: Roasted 5A Flame Maple
Neck Profile: Medium C
Scale Length: 34”
Nut: TUSQ XL
Radius: Compound 7.25-9.5”
Frets: 22 Nickel Silver
Pickups: Lollar Vintage P
Electronics: CTS Pots with Del Ritmo oiled paper capacitors, Switchcraft input jack
Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
Strings: D’Addario .045-.105
Case: G&G custom hardshell