The A5 Beyond is the realisation of Cort’s bold vision on innovative modern bass concepts. The new A5 Beyond features single-cutaway body design for enhanced body-neck balance and 35.5”-34” multi-scale frets for superb playability and focused lower register sounds. Newly added to A5 Beyond is the beautiful Bubinga top that boasts lush reddish colour and deep sustain with warm even notes and bright midrange tone that complements the solid sounding Ash body. The result is a state-of-the-art bass for the most discriminating musician.
Single Cutaway Multi-Scale Bass The single cutaway body shape improves the body-neck balance and longer sustain while adding comfort and providing unfettered access to the high frets. The multi-scale produces more tension for the low strings, resulting in a tighter and more focused lower register sounds.
Bubinga Top on Ash BodyClassic body tonewood Ash is combined with reddish bronze-like Bubinga top to strike an ideal balance between the traditional and the modern - both in looks and in sound.
Bartolini® MK-1 PickupsThe trademark Bartolini® sound is preserved in the MK-1 while providing outstanding sound quality and value. The MK-1 delivers plenty of punchy and warm mids along with transparent and brilliant highs for a superbly balanced sound.
Bartolini® MK-1 Preamp Bartolini®’s renowned MK-1 preamp provides powerful yet transparent boost along with its trademark crisp high-end. The MK-1 transfers the natural liveliness of the bass through a flexible 3-band equalizer for a variety of applications ranging from studio recording to large concert halls. It also provides a switchable active/passive mode for a powerful modern active sound or an organic traditional passive sound.
Neck-thru Body ConstructionWhen it comes to punch and sustain, nothing beats neck-thru-body construction. The strings vibrate across the body and neck in coherent and linear manner, maximising the tightness of the low-end with rich mids and singing highs.
5pcs Maple & Panga Panga NeckThe strength and brightness of Maple is ideally balanced with the warm midrange of Panga Panga, resulting in superb playability, feel and tonal definition.
Hipshot® Ultralite Machine Heads A5 Beyond is equipped with Hipshot® Ultralite machine heads (classic 20:1 tuning ratio) that is made of cast zinc with aluminum strings posts and mounting nuts, resulting in 30% weight reduction over other regular tuners and which results in improved balance and tuning accuracy.
Panga Panga Fingerboard An African hardwood, Panga Panga has characteristics of Wenge and produces a tight and coherent sound that mates extremely well with the instrument’s multi-laminate neck-thru-body construction.