Mundelein, IL (Jan 20, 2012) -- Washburn with Stu Hamm is releasing a fretless model of his signature electric bass, ‘The Hammer’. The SHBH3FLTSS is a fretless version of the SHB3, adding warmth and the expressiveness of tone only a fretless bass can provide.

Hamm’s fretless features 2 Exclusive EMG X Series Stu Hamm pickups, Ghost piezo pickups in a black hipshot bridge, and a double cutaway alder body. The bolt on maple neck of the SHBH3FLTSS features Washburn’s proprietary Radial Neck Joint. The fretboard itself is rosewood with fret lines, pearl dot inlays and Stu’s yin/yang bass clef insignia inlaid at the 12th fret. Black Hipshot lollipop-style tuners with a D-tuner on the E string allows for extended range playing.

The bass is available in matte tangerine, tobacco sunburst sparkle or natural matte and will be sold at a price of $3139.90.

Washburn Guitars is also announcing the Stu Hamm Electric Bass Series. The series includes three models, the SHB30, the SHB40, and the SHB60. Stu was hands on in the design and creation of these instruments.

The SHB30 features a basswood body with passive pickups and a rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. The SHB40 has a mahogany body with active pickups and Stu Hamm’s signature yin-yang bass clef inlays. The SHB60 features an alder body, with active pickups and piezos, offering a full sonic palette of tones to choose from. All models come with bolt-on maple necks and black die-cast tuners.

The basses are also available in a wide range of finishes including silver sparkle and black for the SHB30, red sparkle and tangerine for the SH40, and natural matte and tobacco sunburst for the SHB60. These basses sound and play great, and look good at the same time.

The Stu Hamm Electric Bass Series will be available from $533.90 to $1,069.90.


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