Ulrich BassDesign are handcrafting their instruments in a small workshop in Germany. Combining modern design with traditional methods that have been used for centuries.
The Saulus series is designed for the modern player. Natural materials of highest quality are shaped to musical and ergonomic masterpieces. The bass offers a huge dynamic range, super fast attack and long sustain due to its light and stable construction.
- Scale: 34‘‘
- Strings: 5
- Body: 2-piece walnut
- Top: spruce
- Neck: 3-piece maple
- Construction: set neck
- Fretboard: ebony
- Frets: 24 golden frets with hidden ends
- Dots: brass side dots
- Nut: ebony
- Trussrod: dual-action
- Pickups: Harry Häussel Jazzbucker
- Electronics: Noll 4-band preamp
- Controls: volume/active-passive
- low mid/high mid
- 3-way switch humbucker/single coil/parallel Control plate: 24 carat gold leaf application Tuners: Sperzel locking
- Bridge: Schaller
- Finish: black oil
- Hardware: black
- Weight: 3,6 kg
- Strap, case and certificate of authenticity included
Although the Saulus is equipped with only one pickup it offers a enormous variety of sound possibilities. In fact, the Jazzbuck by Harry Häussel actually features two standard Jazz single coils in one cover. They fit gorgeously together as a humbucker and, as you can mention, as single coils anyway. Combined with a Noll 4-band equalizer this bass lets you form every sound you wish.
The headstock of Ulrich BassDesign instruments traces back to the Spanish guitar. Under the influence of Antonio de Torres this construction technique proved to be of big advantage already more than 200 years ago. Adapting and interperating this method for our basses, the pressure on the nut is higher while the headstock angle can be very low. Note that the wood fiber runs through the entire headstock, which leads to greater stability. Thereby it improves the vibration properties resulting in a tighter feeling of sound.
Every bass comes with an ergonomic shaping on the back. The instrument feels very comfortable both in a standing and sitting position. Another unique feature is the special neck joint. It is a set neck construction, that goes all the way through to the bridge pickup. This improves the attack, sustain and the dynamic range.