Chowny has established itself as a big player in the bass world; making its name with its range of versatile short-scale instruments. They've taken it up a notch with their NT4 and NT5 basses, though. Aimed at the most discerning of bass players, these neck-through basses are equipped with some seriosuly high-end appointments, including Aguilar pickups and Hipshot hardware.
Exotic Tonewoods for the Finest Tones
The Chowny NT5's body is comprised of a mixture of premium tonewoods, featuring Red Cedar and Maple. Together, these woods yield a potent mid-range, and the NT5 also features an Indian Walnut top for that premium look. It's fair to say that the Chowny NT5's exotic aesthetics are matched by its beautiful tones.
Like the body, the NT5's neck is also multi-piece. Constructed from Maple and Walnut, these materials add some snappy and vibrant brightness, giving notes plenty of pop and sizzle to cut through a mix. Adorned with a sleek Ebony fretboard, the Chowny NT5's neck also has a smooth satin finish that guarantees optimal playability in all conditions.
High-End Electronics & Hardware
The Chowny NT5 is powered by a dual dose of Aguilar DBC humbuckers; a tried and tested combination that ensures a thick low-end and pronounced note definition. Whether you play finger-style or with a pick, these pickups have great dynamic range, letting all of your playing articulation shine through. The Aguilar OBP-3 Preamp also allows you to get the absolute most out of the pickups, letting you tame any brittle top-end or bellowing lows.
Hipshot hardware is quickly becoming the industry standard, and their products are adored for their quality and comfort. That's why Chowny has fitted the NT5 with Hipshot Ultralite tuners and their Triple Lock bridges. The Ultralite tuners, as their name suggests, keeps the headstock end of the bass light to prevent neck dive. The Triple Lock bridge pieces are isolated to allow each string to vibrate more freely, enhancing sustain and tonal clarity.
- Body: Red Cedar and Maple Body with a Indian Walnut Top
- Neck: Maple & Walnut Through-Neck
- Fretboard: Ebony with Genuine Abalone Dots
- Number of Frets: 24
- Nut: Synthetic Bone 38mm
- Scale Length: 32.7" / 830mm
- Electronics: Aguilar OBP-3 Pre-Amp and Aguilar Pots
- Pickups: Aguilar DBC Humbuckers
- Tuners: Hipshot Ultralite
- Hardware Colour: Black
- Bridge: Hipshot Triple Lock Bridges
- Strings: D'Addario Roundwound EXL170