A Japan made, high cost-performance oriented Bacchus craft series bass, produced right here in our Deviser Workshop.
It’s the new "WL4RR-STD-BRS/M" equipped with a revolutionary saddleless "RayRoss" bridge!
We already count with 4 different Bacchus craft series models that come equipped with RayRoss bridges, and due to their high success and popularity we decided to add a 5th member to the group!
Inheriting its easy-to-handle downsized body shape and Ash material from the classic Bacchus Woodline series.
And of course, counting with the Bacchus staple Oil-finish that allows you to truly feel the wood material.
This model comes equipped with a brass RayRoss bridge with its attractive metallic texture and thick, reliable high-quality feel to it.
To match the brass's unique golden color, for the pickguard we also went for a golden acrylic pickguard.
The bridge pickguard has a brass-gold look, and by combining it with silver parts, it gives us as a result an amazingly luxurious look.
The color lineup is BLK/OIL, BLU/OIL, and NA/OIL.
About the RayRoss bridge
The biggest feature is that it eliminates the "saddle" that was always found in bridges for guitars and basses, and has a structure. This allows for perfectly straight strings, which results in a uniform string vibration and a long sustain called "piano tone" named by the developer Aaron Ross. Additionally it has a very articulate sound and great overtones.
In addition, it also has a delicacy that responds to the fine nuances of the player’s unique style, making it specially suited for those in search to explore very intricate and detailed playstyles.
▲ Comparison with a conventional bridge
A comparison video by Youtuber Bassist “OK Bass”↓
We asked the opinion of one of our craftsmen about the RayRoss bridge!
Deviser Workshop craftsman - Ryouta Yoshida
"For starters, the RayRoss bridge has a different mounting position from the normal bridge, so we carefully position it so that the octaves do not shift when mounting it.
This is also something that users after purchasing should be aware of, when re-stringing, be sure to check that the holes are in the correct orientation.
Make sure that the ball end of the string fits perfectly in a -half moon- shape.
Also, since the string is completely straight from the nut to the ball end, compared to a normal bridge that has an angle from the bridge top to the ball end, it is easier to pull the string without any twisting.
This is quite an important feature since the fact that the strings are stretched straight has a significant impact in the sound of the instrument.
The whole bridge looks small but it’s very sturdy nonetheless, so it manages to look cool while presenting good stability.
Personally, I think you can clearly hear the difference in the sound compared to a regular bridge, you can even hear it directly when playing the instrument as is without an amplifier. The difference in overtones is particularly noticeable, I would say that it is a much cleaner sound, this definitely is a good bridge for people that play solo bass.
I would recommend you try it first hand to really feel the difference”.
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