Providence Bass

Providence Bass

  • aRB-108R5/aRB-108M5
Under the theme we pursued many years,“Fighting Power”, we achieved the concept of high playability with 5 string bass’character. The aRB-108R5/ aRB-108M5.

Vitalizer Bass Preamp
Loaded with VP-B1F assembly.

We transplanted our stomp box preamp, DBS-1 with custom made W curve pot.
The active 3 band EQ enables to boost/cut Treble/Mid/Bass with smooth usability and superb Q curve peaking.The 3 position switch enables mid frequency for more specific point to adjust.
Also, Nuance SW lets you choose whether active EQ or Vitalizer-B1 goes first and it can change the feel of mid range slightly as a different thought to EQ or tone circuit.
→About Vitalizer Bass Preamp VP-B1

The original pickups eXpresso II and its hardware
This bass is loaded with our original espresso II exII-511 pickup and exII-531. These are produced by Shozo Shimura and developed with Minoru Kariya at Kariya-Pickups.
These pickups' magnet are Alnico 5, and by changing the number of winding for neck and bridge pickup, it gives powerful yet well balanced sound.
GOTOH GB528 are used for pegs for accurate tuning, and brass made HIPSHOT A-Style is used on bridge for better sound quality.
→About original pickup series espresso II

Shozo Shimura's special method to choose wood and Asuka's high technological strength.
We aim to achieve that the players get to focus on performance without any stress. The natural lined 2 piece Ash body reduces awkwardness of playing and Shimura's special method of choosing wood with Asuka’s experience create the neck that stays stable and good sounding body.
→About Asuka


  • ●Body : Ash 2 piece
  • ●Neck : Maple
  • ●Fingerboard : Indian Rosewood (aRB-108R5)/Maple (aRB-108M5)
  • ●Frets : 21frets
  • ●Scale : 864mm
  • ●Tuners : GOTOH GB528
  • ●Bridge : HIPSHOT 5String 728 A-style Brass製
  • ●Pickups : eXⅡ-511(Neck), eXⅡ-531(Bridge)
  • ●Pickguard : 3P Vintage White (aRB-108R5)/3P Black (aRB-108M5)
  • ●Controls : Front Volume, Rear Volume, Tone, Treble, Mid, Bass
  • ●Switchss : Active/Passive SW, 3way Mid Frequency SW, Nuance SW
  • ●Preamp : Vitalizer® Bass Preamp VP-B1
  • ●Gauge : .045/.065/.085/.105/.130
  • ●Body Color : Burgundy Mist (aRB-108R5)/Natural (aRB-108M5)



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