The O Bass first made its appearance in an early form as a demonstrator piece at the 2014 winter NAMM show, hidden from public view in the Orange booth. The internet being what it is the images leaked on the internet. People asked for it and it was put into production.
So what was so popular? Well the single cut Okoume topped body has a great feel and look. The pickups have a well balanced tone with a good low end. Combine it with an Orange amp and youre ready to go.
This is a great, affordable bass guitar that would make a great first bass or the step up from a cheaper entry level guitar.
Here's what Orange have to say about this Bass
The O Bass is the brainchild of Orange Technical Director and lead designer Adrian Emsley, whose inspiration came from his self-confessed love of vintage gear. Having spent a lifetime modifying all manner of bass guitars, the O Bass brings together all of his know-how in a unique and truly charismatic instrument.
Aside from its impeccably sleek lines and shapely aesthetics, the O Bass delivers the goods where it really matters. Plugging in reveals a sound with buckets of personality – familiar, yet somehow all of its own. A custom-wound split–coil pickup bears a very distinctive sonic mojo, with a well-balanced bass response and a bold and defined mid-range. Players with a softer touch will immediately find themselves in Motown territory, with earthy overtones in abundance. Dig in a little more aggressively and the O Bass responds with an infectious harmonic grind that harks back to the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. As Emsley puts it, “It growls like a policeman’s dog!”
- FINISH OPTIONS: TEAR DROP SUNBURST/OFF-BLACK/ORANGE
- CONSTRUCTION: 4 STRING FRETTED SINGLE CUTAWAY-BOLT ON
- OKOUMÉ BASSWOOD VENEER
- A.B.S. BINDING ON TEAR DROP SUNBURST & OFF-BLACK VERSIONS
- DUAL ACTION TRUSS ROD
- ROSEWOOD FRETBOARD
- A.B.S. BINDING & HEADSTOCK OVERLAY
- 1 X CUSTOM WOUND SPLIT-COIL HUMBUCKER
- MASTER TONE & MASTER VOLUME
- NICKLE TOP-LOADING 4 SADDLE BRIDGE & OPEN GEAR TUNERS
- INCLUDED EXTRAS:
- PADDED ORANGE GIGBAG WITH PRINTED ORANGE CREST
- ALTERNATIVE 3 PLY SCRATCH PLATE (TEAR DROP SUNBURST/OFF-BLACK FINISHES – TORTOISE SHELL
- ORANGE FINISH – BLACK)