Lightwave Saber 5 String Bass, Optical and 13-pin HexFX, Trans Natural Flame top SVL5FHX-STN
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Lightwave Saber 5 String Bass, Optical and 13-pin HexFX, Trans Natural Flame top
Manufacturers Part number: SVL5FHX-STN
All Lightwave basses purchased from SportHiTech come with a complete inspection and custom setup on our in-house Plek system
The Saber Bass is a high performance, professional electric bass featuring our exclusive, patented LightWave Analog Optical Pickup System Technology. The optical pickup technology provides ultra-fast and accurate tracking, glitch free and with no latency and no false triggering. The tonal possibilities are unlimited!
LightWave technology utilizes light sensing electronics to detect the vibration of the string, enhancing the instrument’s true voice by eliminating the magnetic influence or “pull” inherent in traditional pickups. Our optical sensors provide a flat, even response throughout the tonal spectrum of the vibrating string, producing a sonic foundation that accurately represents the intended musical expression of the player. It’s the most powerful and responsive method of string transduction ever developed.
What you will hear is extraordinary: the sound of the strings, the sound of the instrument, and most importantly, the sound of your music. You will notice a whole new sensitivity in the interaction between your fingers and the strings. Whether playing chords, slap style, screaming leads, tight intervals, complex voicing or harmonics, your LightWave instrument will be a revelation. You will hear an openness, transparency and dimensionality unlike anything you have previously experienced.
The LightWave Optical Pickup System does not interfere with the vibration of the strings, allowing them to sustain naturally. These highly sensitive pickups read string vibration for its full duration, fading in a pure, linear fashion into silence, without an abrupt ending or distorted artifacts. The vibrations from the string are like ripples upon water that gradually get smaller over time, and the optical pickups can effortlessly read these vibrations far beyond the capacity of human hearing. Due to these unique characteristics, our instruments do not require greater mass to achieve higher levels of sustain. You can play longer and with less strain, without having to give up the tonal qualities a heavier instrument will normally give you.
Unlike magnetic pickups, the LightWave Optical Pickup System has virtually no inherent noise. As a result, you can play at any volume without annoying background hum or buzz. This is an breakthrough for recording: virtually noise-free, extraordinarily transparent sound. Even with your amp at high volume, you experience amazing dynamic range and sensitivity – loud notes will be loud and clear, while soft notes and subtle nuances are not masked by hum or buzz.
This bass is equipped with HexFX Technology that provides individual string outputs, along with a summed mono output, to a 13-pin DIN connector. The resulting output enables full synth access, individual string processing and modeling, as well as the use of a fanout box. The optical pickup technology provides ultra-fast and accurate tracking, glitch free and with no latency and no false triggering. The tonal possibilities are unlimited!
- Body Wood: Chambered Swamp Ash
- Top Wood: AAAA Flame Maple
- Body Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Number of Strings: 4 or 5
- Scale Length: 34″
- Number of Frets: 24
- Attachment: Bolt-On (5 Bolt)
- Neck Wood: 3-Piece Rock Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Fingerboard: Quarter Sawn Fretted or Fretless Custom Composite Basswood, Heat and Pressure Treated with Graphite/Epoxy Resin.
- Fretboard Radius: 14″
- Neck Shape: Low-Profile ‘C’ Neck Carve
Hardware and Electronics
- Pickups: LightWave Analog Optical Pickup
- Bridge: Custom GraphTech Monolithic Bridges with iceTone™ Saddle
- PreAmp: LightWave Designed Active PreAmp
- Master Volume
- Bass Boost and Cut
- Mids Boost and Cut
- Mid Sweep
- iceTone™ Blend
- Warm | Cool Toggle Switch
Power: Rechargeable NiMH Internal Battery – 16 Hours playing time with 1-hour recharge
- Gig Bag
- User Manual
- Tool Kit
- Gig Bag
Buy with confidence from SportHiTech, an authorized Lightwave guitars dealer