The new Manne Sedona bass model incorporates many new elements we have been working on for some time, to offer our latest innovations and features in the Manne top–of–the–line bass model.
The body has a slightly redesigned asymmetrical shape for increased comfort.
The headstock is slightly bigger than previous models, giving a better harmonic design and balance.
The bass uses Manne mini–humbucker blade pickups for a fast, accurate dynamic response.
Having a bass that perform itself so nicely, with strong wood resonance and character, we decided to go back to go further, with the less–is–more concept, choosing a newly designed passive circuit with very unique features.
The circuit consists in two volume controls, a tone control with special features, and two three–position selectors. The two selectors allows the player to use the pickups in three different wiring configurations: series, parallel and split, with three well defined sound ranges. With the pickups in series, a hot, fat low midrange tone is achieved. Parallel gives a more balanced sound and split gives a V–shaped tone with lower basses and transparent trebles.
The two selector works independently, each controlling one of the two pickups, resulting in a very wide range of sound combinations and possibilities.
The new “TriTone” control system we have developed has a special feature.
In the center position (localized a central click dent) the tone is fully open with no effect on the sound. Turned back (counterclockwise) it will work exactly as a passive tone control. Turned forward (clockwise) it will act as a midrange filter, giving a strong apparent midrange for a growl effect.