Ian's Lefty Syra Pro.

Ian's Lefty Syra Pro.

So what it the difference between a regular Syra bass and a Syra Pro bass? Essentially the Syra has a bolt-on neck, two piece simple body, passive output and a silk finish while the Pro version is through-neck, has more decorative woods finished in high gloss and active electronics. This one is a lefty made for Ian. The through neck is two piece hard maple with a two way trussrod plus carbon fibre rods inside and a 24 fret ebony fingerboard. The fingerboard is bound with ebony too and the side dots are flourescent to make them easier to see on-stage. There is a Warwick adjustable nut fitted. Ian wanted a natural feel so the 'playing' part of the neck is finished with several layers of gunstock oil! The body 'wings' are acoustic grade quartersawn flamed maple as is the headstock veneer. Apart from the neck the finish is high gloss AC lacquer in cherry sunburst. And very nice it is too! There are three custom made Chris Larkin/Armstrong pickups each with entirely different insides. At the neck is a Jazz Bass style, the middle is a P Bass style and the bridge is an overwound humbucking Jazz Bass style which can be changed from series to parallel wiring using a miniswitch. Pickup selection is by a 5 way selector so blending of pickups is possible The wide tonal range this gives can be further modified throught the Aguilar 3 band EQ. Plays really well with lots of sounds. There is even a video of Ian playing it on the Workshop Video section of the website. Scroll down to find it.

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