Titan 6 String Bass

This Titan is very much influenced by baroque instruments such as the Viola da Gamba. The wings and tone block are Flamed English Maple (Acer Pseudoplatanus), with some very strong fiddleback figure, this is the wood used on the majority of all the best classical and baroque instruments. For the top, the obvious choice was Spruce, but we didn’t want the plain figure that Spruce often has, so we chose Bear Claw Spruce with some wonderful figure, not dissimilar to Quilted Maple. We substituted the traditional choice of Ebony for the fingerboard with Bog Oak, this was chosen as it was important to us to have a more eco friendly option to Ebony for this bass.

The body has a large chamber, to both reduce weight and colour the tone - in fact this combined with the extra long 36” scale gives the bass a wonderful loud acoustic tone. Above the chamber we have a sound hole and instead of the traditional F shape, we went for a C-hole as often found on the Viola da Gamba.

All hardware and electronics are German built, so we have Schaller hardware with Delano pickups and electronics. In the neck position there is the SBC quad coil pickup, with a switch to cycle between Series, cross coil Precision, and reverse cross coil Precision. Which means this bass can nail the classic P bass tone even though it’s a wildly different instrument!  In the bridge is a SBC dual coil with a switch for Series/Parallel/Single Coil and this is placed at the MM sweet spot to get that raspy sound!

Please see below for more pictures in the gallery and a video created by the Titan 6 string owner.

Please remember, any of our models can be specified with a different number of strings, scale length, frets, pickups or anything else for that matter! Also we offer the option for you to design your very own unique guitar or bass with your own body shape and specifications.

Features Overview

6 String

36" Scale

24 Frets

3 Piece Maple Neck

Bog Oak Fingerboard

English Maple Tone Block

Flamed English Maple Wings

Bear Claw Spruce Top


C hole

Schaller Bridge

Schaller Tuners

Schaller Straplocks

Delano SBC Pickups

Delano Sonar X Pure Circuit

3-way Switch for each Pickup

Tusq Nut

Angled Headstock

Front and Back Head Veneers

Handmade Bog Oak Knobs

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Titan Bass

There are two 5 string Titans basses in the gallery below, one in a Green finish and one in Walnut. Otherwise the features are very similar.

An extravagant neck through 5 string bass featuring 19 separate pieces of wood including the headstock veneers. Wings of a stacked construction of black walnut and hard maple, topped some beautiful figured maple which features burr, flame and quilt.

The necks are 5 pieces of sapele and maple, with sapele tone block on the rear and a very high quality uniformly black ebony fingerboard with 24 frets.

Hardware wise they are fitted with a Schaller Roller Bridge, Gotoh tuners and the Dunlop straplocks which come as standard on all of our instruments.

They have a 2 band active EMG BTC preamp featuring volume for each pickup and bass and treble controls which mates perfectly with the two active EMG 40J pickups resulting in a voice of extreme clarity.

Features Overview

5 String

35" Scale

24 Frets

5 Piece Neck of Sapele and Maple

Sapele Tone Block

Ebony Fingerboard

Bone Nut

Angled Headstock

Front and Back Head Veneers

Wings: Walnut, Maple, Figured Maple

Schaller Roller Bridge

Gotoh Tuners

Dunlop Straplocks

2 X Active EMG 40J Pickups

EMG BTC Preamp

Neutrik Locking Jack

Titan 5 string bass and 7 string guitar video (above)

Titan 6 string bass video courtesy of Dark Standards (below)