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Fret-king Perception Custom 5 String Bass Original Classic Burst

£1,106.00 £1,249.00
Tax included
Order before 2pm for Next Working Day Delivery *

Delivery and Shipping

At Reidy's Home Of Music, we understand how important it is for you to receive your order in a timely and efficient manner. That's why we have put together this delivery information to provide you with all the details you need to know about our shipping process.

Shipping Options:

We offer a variety of shipping options to cater to your specific needs. Whether you need your guitar delivered quickly or prefer a more cost-effective option, we have you covered. Our shipping options include:

  • Our Standard Shipping: This is our most affordable shipping option, with delivery by express courier taking 1-3 business days , normally via DPD or DHL parcel. Currently FREE on orders of £399 or over and £6.95 for orders under £399
  • Next working day Shipping: If you need your guitar in a hurry, our express shipping option means next working day delivery if you order before 2pm. Currently £12.99
  • Shipping to Northern Ireland - can take 48 hours to arrive , and please note we can't send very heavy items such as pianos to Northern Ireland due to courier restrictions. £19.99

Shipping Costs:

Shipping costs will vary depending on the shipping option you choose and your location. During the checkout process, you will be able to see the shipping costs associated with your order before making a payment.

Tracking Your Order:

Once your order has been shipped, we will provide you with a tracking number. This allows you to easily track the progress of your delivery and know exactly when to expect your new guitar.

Delivery Timeframes:

The standard delivery timeframes mentioned above are estimates and may vary depending on factors such as your location and any unforeseen circumstances. However, we strive to ensure that your order is delivered to you as quickly as possible.

Customer Support:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the delivery of your order, our friendly customer support team is here to assist you. You can reach out to us via phone or email, and we will be more than happy to provide you with any assistance you need.

Thank you for choosing Reidy's Home Of Music. We look forward to delivering your new guitar to you soon!

Description

Synonymous with the needs of the journeyman bass player, delivering outstanding tone, feel and balance, the Fret-King® Perception™ Custom speaks to the bass player’s love of tradition and introduces thoughtful innovation.

One of the electric bass’s most enduring styles the Perception™ has been the instrument of choice for independent thinking bass players for nearly three decades. The enduring style, superb balance, comfort and feel of the Perception™ are exactly what works, with a contemporary twist that remains friendly and comfortable.

Our decades of knowledge in tonewood selection and attention to detail in construction methods, electronics, hardware, and pickups are all crucial in the creation of the Fret-King® Perception™ Custom.

Perception™ Custom Features 

Body:
The selected American alder body features an extended neck joint which all coalesce to maintain the Perception Custom's elegance and purity of line, and ensure the foundations of a constructional integrity which provides strength, superb resonance, amazing sustain and a truly epic bass tone.


The unique reduced profile neck joint and subtly extended cutaway offers enhanced upper fret access. The superb overall balance and ‘Forearm Scoop’, make the Perception™ Custom a pleasure to wear.

Headstock:

The signature Fret-King headstock ensures perfect balance, classic looks, and great visual appeal.

Machine Heads:
Wilkinson® WJBL 750 mini lightweight machine heads contribute to the great balance of the instrument and provide quick, accurate, stable tuning.

Nut:
42.5mm Graph Tech® self-lubricating nut, smooth and friction free.

Neck:
Light oil finished, hard rock Maple with classic profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy, and a luxurious ‘played in’ feel.

Fingerboard:
Premium Indian Rosewood for durability, and outstanding tonal transfer with a 10" radius for a super comfortable, responsive, positive playing feel. 

Scale Length:
34” / 864mm.

Frets:
22 Medium profile hi-durability nickel silver frets ensure accuracy, comfort, and an overall feel.

Pickups:
Featuring the quite outstanding Aguilar® 4SD-D1 pickups mated to Aguilar’s most flexible active pre-amp design, the 24v OBP-3PP, providing three discrete bands of cut and boost of +/-18dB at 40Hz, +/- 16dB 400Hz or 800Hz selected by a mini toggle switch and +/- 16dB 6.5 kHz and arrangement, which left flat, lets the traditional natural passive tones of the Perception Custom shine, and when engaged creates a tonal palette which goes straight into ultimate bass territory.

Control Functions:
• Master volume.
• Blend control.
• Active Aguilar OPB3 Pre-amp.
• Tone Control;
Outer +/- 18dB @ 40hz.
Inner +/- 18dB @ 6.5Khz,
Tone control (mid) +/- 18dB at either 400Hz or 800Hz.
• Mini toggle selects mid-range centre.

Bridge:
Energy, so crucial in retaining as much string energy as possible, is managed by the acclaimed Wilkinson® WBBC bridge. Tradionally straightforward, with steel base plate, and individually intonatable brass barrel saddles, the WBBC bridge has solidity, and stability, ensuring great sustain, rich harmonics and note perfect precision.

Carry Bag:
The Perception Custom comes with a Fret-King luxury gig bag. 

Available in four and five string versions.

 

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Fret-king

Fret-king Perception Custom 5 String Bass Original Classic Burst

£1,106.00 £1,249.00

Synonymous with the needs of the journeyman bass player, delivering outstanding tone, feel and balance, the Fret-King® Perception™ Custom speaks to the bass player’s love of tradition and introduces thoughtful innovation.

One of the electric bass’s most enduring styles the Perception™ has been the instrument of choice for independent thinking bass players for nearly three decades. The enduring style, superb balance, comfort and feel of the Perception™ are exactly what works, with a contemporary twist that remains friendly and comfortable.

Our decades of knowledge in tonewood selection and attention to detail in construction methods, electronics, hardware, and pickups are all crucial in the creation of the Fret-King® Perception™ Custom.

Perception™ Custom Features 

Body:
The selected American alder body features an extended neck joint which all coalesce to maintain the Perception Custom's elegance and purity of line, and ensure the foundations of a constructional integrity which provides strength, superb resonance, amazing sustain and a truly epic bass tone.


The unique reduced profile neck joint and subtly extended cutaway offers enhanced upper fret access. The superb overall balance and ‘Forearm Scoop’, make the Perception™ Custom a pleasure to wear.

Headstock:

The signature Fret-King headstock ensures perfect balance, classic looks, and great visual appeal.

Machine Heads:
Wilkinson® WJBL 750 mini lightweight machine heads contribute to the great balance of the instrument and provide quick, accurate, stable tuning.

Nut:
42.5mm Graph Tech® self-lubricating nut, smooth and friction free.

Neck:
Light oil finished, hard rock Maple with classic profile for instant comfort, speed, accuracy, and a luxurious ‘played in’ feel.

Fingerboard:
Premium Indian Rosewood for durability, and outstanding tonal transfer with a 10" radius for a super comfortable, responsive, positive playing feel. 

Scale Length:
34” / 864mm.

Frets:
22 Medium profile hi-durability nickel silver frets ensure accuracy, comfort, and an overall feel.

Pickups:
Featuring the quite outstanding Aguilar® 4SD-D1 pickups mated to Aguilar’s most flexible active pre-amp design, the 24v OBP-3PP, providing three discrete bands of cut and boost of +/-18dB at 40Hz, +/- 16dB 400Hz or 800Hz selected by a mini toggle switch and +/- 16dB 6.5 kHz and arrangement, which left flat, lets the traditional natural passive tones of the Perception Custom shine, and when engaged creates a tonal palette which goes straight into ultimate bass territory.

Control Functions:
• Master volume.
• Blend control.
• Active Aguilar OPB3 Pre-amp.
• Tone Control;
Outer +/- 18dB @ 40hz.
Inner +/- 18dB @ 6.5Khz,
Tone control (mid) +/- 18dB at either 400Hz or 800Hz.
• Mini toggle selects mid-range centre.

Bridge:
Energy, so crucial in retaining as much string energy as possible, is managed by the acclaimed Wilkinson® WBBC bridge. Tradionally straightforward, with steel base plate, and individually intonatable brass barrel saddles, the WBBC bridge has solidity, and stability, ensuring great sustain, rich harmonics and note perfect precision.

Carry Bag:
The Perception Custom comes with a Fret-King luxury gig bag. 

Available in four and five string versions.

 

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