In an overloaded market of 4 string basses, the Caprice still manages to stand out as a high quality beautifully designed instrument.
The Caprice, another welcome newcomer to the Modern Classic family of instruments is a bold new statement in passive design. A workhorse bass that is capable of blending two distinct pickup voicings offering a variety of tones suitable for any musical environment. This compact offset design provides a body shape that is comfortable and balanced along with a slim neck profile that makes this bass a pleasure to play. The top-loading bridge is made from hardened steel and complemented by a newly designed oversized headstock with the familiar 3+1 tuner arrangement. As with the Cutlass, the Caprice is a sleek modern bass with vintage features that stays true to its Music Man heritage.
Specifications Caprice Bass Model Caprice Bass Size 12-11/16" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-9/16" long (32.2 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 115.7 cm long) Body Wood Alder (Classic Natural is Ash) Body Finish High gloss polyester Body Colors Black, Ivory White, Diamond Blue, Heritage Tobacco Burst Bridge Vintage Music Man® top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated hollow steel saddles Pickguard Shell (Heritage Tobacco Burst); Parchment (Diamond Blue); Black (Black); Mint (White) Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm) Neck Radius 7.5" (19.1 cm) Headstock Size 9" (22.9 cm) long Frets 21 - High profile, narrow width Neck Width 1-1/2" (38.1 mm) at nut, 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret Neck Wood Select maple neck Fingerboard Select maple or rosewood Fret Markers 5/16" Black or White dots Neck Finish Ultra-light satin polyurethane finish Neck Colors Natural aged yellow finish Tuning Machines Schaller BM, with tapered string posts Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal Neck Attachment 5 bolts - Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard Controls 250kohm neck pickup volume, 250kohm bridge pickup volume, and tone - .1µF tone capacitor Pickups Music Man® inline humbucking; Music Man® offset humbucking Left Handed No Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)