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Chapman Guitars MLB1-5 Pro Bass in Walnut

The return of the hugely popular Chapman bass design featuring Walnut construction!

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Chapman MLB1-5 Pro Bass in Walnut
Chapman MLB1-5 Pro Bass in Walnut
Serial Number:  WMI18050137
Weight 8.9lbs
Chapman MLB1-5 Pro Bass in Walnut
Chapman MLB1-5 Pro Bass in Walnut
Serial Number:  WMI18090097
Chapman MLB1-5 Pro Bass in Walnut
Chapman MLB1-5 Pro Bass in Walnut
Serial Number:  WMI18090098
Weight 8.8lbs
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Sam Beattie

The Chapman MLB1 is the return of an incredibly popular bass guitar. The new MLB1-5 Pro has some incredible new features that make it one of the best pro basses you can get your hands on at this price point.

Body & Neck

American Black Walnut is used for the body; this may surprise some, as Walnut is known for its density and subsequent tonal brightness. This actually makes for a unique bass tone that sets the MLB1 apart from the crowd. Expect plenty of midrange and a crystal-clear attack, perfect for modern styles.

The neck is roasted Maple, adding the clarity and full-bodied attack. Combined with an Wenge fretboard, and you've got an extremely pronounced bass - the MLB1-5 doesn't do subtlety. To top it off, the neck has an oil finish, the body features a satin finish and ergonomic curves, ensuring a totally comfy playing experience.

Electronics & Hardware

Chapman have loaded the MLB1-5 with 2 x Chapman Jazz humbuckers, featuring warm and hot Alnico 5 magnets. These pickups add an element of contrast to the otherwise bright tonewood combination, taming it and delivering a brilliantly resonant tone all-round. 

The new MLB1-5 also features a coil split for a drop of tonal versatility, a dual-action truss rod for stability, and a Chapman Pro hard case. This is a working musician's bass through and through! 


  • Body: American Black Walnut
  • Body Finish: Satin
  • Neck: Roasted Maple with American Black Walnut Stripe with oil finish
  • Neck Joint: Neck-through with volute
  • Roasted Maple with American Black W
  • alnut Stripe with Oil Finish
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Fretboard: Wenge fretboard with rolled edges
  • Truss Rod: Dual action
  • Tuners: Wilkinson
  • Headstock: Angled Serekh Five headstock
  • String Nut: 45mm Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL Bass Nut
  • Nut Width: 34 mm
  • Scale: 34" / 864 mm 
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Neck Pickup: Chapman Equinox JBuckers Jazz Humbucker (Alnico 5, 12.66k ohms)
  • Bridge Pickup: Chapman Equinox JBuckers Jazz Humbucker (Alnico 5, 13.23k ohms)
  • Switching: Coil split option
  • Colour: Walnut
  • Incl. Chapman Pro case
£1,099.00 £849.00
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