Warwick Releases the RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid

The thinline acoustic bass is available in 4- or 5- string, fretted or fretless versions.

Markneukirchen, Germany (July 6, 2018) -- The Warwick and RockBass Alien acoustic basses are becoming increasingly popular. This year, a particularly comfortable thinline acoustic bass extends the RockBass Alien bass family. The hollow body of this instrument is much slimmer than standard acoustic basses. The RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid is available as 4- or 5- string, fretted or fretless versions. For a natural sound, a Shadow Nanomagnetic pickup in the fingerboard is combined with a piezo system under the bridge.

Other features of the RockBass Alien Deluxe Thinline Hybrid include: Solid spruce top, set-in mahogany neck, wenge fingerboard (fretted models), Tigerstripe Ebony fingerboard (fretless models), Warwick Just a Nut III Tedur nut, 24 jumbo nickel silver frets (fretted models), Shadow preamp with tuner, volume, balance and tone controls for each pickup, phase switch, bone saddle with end pins, Warwick Red Bronze strings, Warwick Security Locks, chrome hardware and Natural Transparent High Polish. A RockBag® Student Line Gigbag is included.

For international pricing, please contact your local distributor or dealer.

Available from mid-July.

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