Slither SLE 5
Swamp ash with exhibition grade flame maple top
Natural, Satin lacquer
5 piece rock maple/wenge, satin finish, bolt on, 35″ scale
Wenge (quarter sawn), 24 medium jumbo frets
2x Bartolini P45CBC Dual coil pickups, Glockenklang 3 band active EQ. Controls for volume/blend/Bass, mid & treble boost/cut. Switches for series/parallel/single coil & active/passive
Hipshot Type A Bridge, Hipshot ultralite tuners
Anaconda Basses Slither SLE 5
Andrew Taylor-Cummings (Mr Anaconda) is a rising star in British Bass Building and his instruments are played and endorsed by a number of pro-bassists. The Slither is a new model designed by Andrew exclusively for GBBL but it retains all the key ingredients of his established Crusher model except that it has a slightly smaller, thinner body for extra lightness.
Anacondas feature superb playability and deliver killer tone that is big, tight and focused with no ‘blurred’ edges. The active/passive option and coil-splitting capability mean that this is one versatile instrument and build quality and finish are first class – by anyones standards! If you’re in the market for a pro-quality handbuilt bass and don’t want to ‘run with the crowd’ then an Anaconda is a very sound choice – and, importantly, its British!
List price: £2010.