STEAM Artist #133ON HOLD

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Steam Artist – the furthest we’ve ever gone

One of the key secrets of the sound of the Steam bass has always been our use of thermally aged rock maple as the neck material. It gives the Steam bass its unusually long sustain and even response across the whole fretboard, despite being a bolt-on bass. With the Steam Artist we wanted to explore what happens when we use the same exact material in a neck-through-body design? The result is: Similar, but not the same. It is more modern with super smooth frequency response from top to bottom, without losing the Steam bass character that you (and we) love so much.

Obviously, we couldn’t quite stop there – we also had to find out what happens if we power the Steam Artist up with the Valvebucker? Well, this is that bass – the first-ever Steam Artist bass with the Valvebucker pickup. Our first impression? It is the furthest we’ve ever gone in our bass exploration for a new sound with sustain, clarity, and transparency. It is literally the Steam bass you’ve learned to love—with a notch more sophistication and sonic depth unlike you’ve heard before.

If you’re seriously interested in this bass, please contact me for an offer. Or, if you have any questions about the instrument, I’m more than happy to answer!


Amount of frets: 22

Back colour: Aqua

Back finish: Glossy

Body construction: Solid

Body wood: Spanish Cedar (Cedrela Odorata)

Bridge: Gotoh WB2P

Fret marker style: Mother-of-pearl R inlay with dots

Fret material: Stainless Steel

Fret size: Medium

Fretboard: Ebony (Diospyros Crassiflora Hiern)

Fretboard finish: Oil / Wax

Fretboard radius: 12″

Hardware: Nickel plated

Headstock colour: Matching colour

Knob type: Dome

Neck construction: Neck-thru-body

Neck profile: J-style (39mm width at nut)

Neck wood: Thermally Aged Rock Maple (Acer Saccharum)

Nut: Moose Shin Bone

Pickup set: Valvebucker Mk2

Scale length: 34″

Strap buttons: Gotoh Straplocks

String gauge: Elixir Nanoweb 045-105

Top colour: Aquaburst

Top finish: Glossy

Top wood: Flamed Arctic Birch

Tuners: Gotoh GB11

Tuning: Standard

Wiring: Valvebucker Custom

Weight: 4.06kg / 8.95lbs

Hiscox custom hard case included

Warranty: 20 Years

Price: 9 230€

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Interested? If you have questions, I’d love to help you out. Write me an email and I’ll get back to you soon!