The actual hard thing while talking about this version is focusing the differences with the Hi-End one, having the Kimandu bass the same charm, same design and same product philosophy, keeping the same main features but using a production process letting us to offer it at an incredible price!
BODY: we’ve chosen a two pieces alder body, one of the most used wood thanks to its round and sparkling tonal characteristics, still keeping a standard weight. Body and matching headstock are Green painted, a color enhancing the design charm and that is also a trademark of the whole Ninja series.
NECK: Canadian maple with flat cut and two graphite bars to offer maximum stability, with a pretty comfortable profile and dual action truss rod adjustable on the headstock.
FRETBOARD: Maple, 34" scale, 24 ultra carefully refinished frets and black GraphTech nut.
On the Kimandu version we’ve chosen high quality custom machine heads, 20:1 ratio, ultra light, precise and reliable. We picked a high quality Custom bridge as well with zinc saddles wrenched on the bridge base to get the best sustain and sound transfer.
The Kimandu version soapbar pickups have been custom built on Markbass specs to perfectly match our electronic to get smooth bass, right focus on the mid range and bright and defined treble.
We also offer as optional the handmade ebony ramp perfectly matched with the pick ups profile.
The Kimandu bass features a Markbass custom electronic as well, simple, intuitive and effective even on extreme settings.
Controls are VOLUME/VOLUME/TONE (with an active/passive switch on Tone) letting an incredible pickups blending capability compared to a regular Blend control and with active BASS/MID/TREBLE… so you’re not gonna have resounding bass or blowing treble. The frequency values have been chosen to offer a wide range of tones that you can use on any setting. The TONE control (working also in the passive mode) has been defined by Richard as the “G Point” because of its accurate efficacy letting to move from smooth and warm tones to bright and hi-fi ones, everything in a one of a kind “sensual” way.
The MB INSTRUMENT PRE featured on our basses is available also separately to be installed on your instrument.
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HEADSTOCK SHAPE: NINJA RB BASS HEADSTOCK DESIGN
HEADSTOCK ANGLE: 7 DEGREE HEADSTOCK ANGLE
BINDING/BLACK LINE: NONE
TUNER: ULTRALIGHT CUSTOM - RATIO 20:1
TRUSS ROD COVER: BLACK PLASTIC COVER
LOGO: N NINJA + KIMANDU (FRONT) + MARKBASS (REAR)
WOOD: 1PC FLAT SAWN MAPLE
PROFILE: COMFY THIN D SHAPE
TRUSS ROD: DUAL ACTION HEADSTOCK SIDE + GRAPHITE BARS
WOOD: SELECTED PLAIN MAPLE
WIDTH (NUT/24 FRET): 40~67mm
FRETS / FRETS N°: 2.4mm / 24 FRETS
SCALE / RADIUS: 34" / 16"
NUT: GRAPHTECH BLACK TUSQ
INLAYS / DOTS: NONE (fingerboard) / BLACK DOTS (side)
SHAPE: NINJA RB BASS DESIGN
WOOD: 2 pcs SELECTED ALDER
BRIDGE: 4 STRINGS CUSTOM W/ZINC SADDLES BLACK
JOINT / PLATE: BOLT-ON (5 black screws) / NONE
PICKGUARD / BACK PLATE: NONE / BLACK PLASTIC COVER
END-PIN: STANDARD BLACK
JACK / JACK PLATE: SIDE / CYLINDER 1/4 Stereo Jack
EQ CONTROLS: MARKBASS V/V/T(active/passive) + 3 BAND EQ
KNOBS: BLACK METAL DOME (2 BIG + 4 SMALL)
PICKUPS: MARKBASS CUSTOM SOAPBAR 4
HEADSTOCK: MATCHED - SOLID GREEN
NECK: NATURAL SATIN
BODY TOP: SOLID GREEN
BODY BACK: SOLID GREEN
STRINGS: 40/100 NICKEL
GIG BAG: MB BASS BAG STANDARD (included)
RAMP: MB BASS RAMP KIMANDU 4 (OPTIONAL not included)
MADE IN ITALY
OUR BASSES ARE UNIQUE PIECES.
ANY SLIGHT DIFFERENCE IS DUE TO OUR ARTISAN PROCESS WHICH REFERS TO ITALIAN LUTEMAKING TRADITION AND TO THE CONSTANT IMPROVEMENTS WE BRING TO OUR PRODUCTS.
The photos are purely for information.
Product specifications are subject to change without notice.
The MB Kimandu Richard Bona signature bass is considered by MIXDOWN Magazine one of the BEST 20 new products of 2020 that have been released into the world so far!