The new model features an Eastern Poplar body, one-piece bolt-on Maple neck and maple fretboard. Pickups come in the form of two Wilkinson WPBs, and the guitar is finished in a smooth Gloss Black finish
Press Release: The Vintage Tony Butler Signature bass (V4MTB) joins the popular V4 bass range. Based around the V4's rock solid specifications, Tony's bass features a gloss black body and matching scratchplate, with an eye-catching one-piece maple neck and a maple fingerboard.
Chrome Wilkinson hardware completes the look, and the awesome split-coil Wilkinson pickup adds the thunderous, powerful sounds that give more low-end rumble than a mountain lion in a pickup truck.
The multi-million selling Big Country are known for their distinctive alternative rock sounds, with Butler's uniquely melodic bass lines simultaneously acting as a third guitar and a strong rhythmic foundation.
Tony said: “My new Vintage signature bass is a fantastic instrument. It's a comfortable weight to play, made with top quality components and it's really affordable – but the first thing I was struck by was its instant playability. It just felt good straight away, and for a new bass player to own a quality instrument from the word go is inspiring.”
And the bass also has the chops to keep up with Tony's unmistakeable playing style. He said: “The Wilkinson pickup has a lovely new quality to it. It's got a very, very aggressive sound to it, which gives it incredible clarity. For a bass player like me in an orchestrated typed of band, that's seriously important. I hope everybody checks the V4MTB out!”
The Vintage V4MTB
retails at %uFFE1299
, and is in shops now. Vintage guitars and basses are distributed worldwide by John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd.
For more information, click on the links below, and click on this link to see Tony introducing the bass: www.jhs.co.uk/vintagebass.html#tb
Vintage Tony Butler V4 Series Specs:
Body: Eastern Poplar
Neck: One-Piece Maple – Bolt-On
Neck Inlays: Black Dot
Tuners: Wilkinson® WJBL200
Bridge: Wilkinson® WBBCCR
Pickups: Wilkinson® WPB
Finish: Gloss Black
Controls: 1 x Volume/ 1 x Tone (Note: Tony Butler disconnects the tone pot on his basses, but the Vintage V4MTB features a working Tone control)
Tony Butler demos his new bass:
Vintage basses at JHS: