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Cort A5 Plus SC Amber Open Pore

5-String Bass

  • Body: Swamp ash
  • Top: Poplar burl
  • 5-Piece neck-thru-body: Maple / Panga Panga
  • Fretboard: Panga Panga
  • 24 Frets
  • Scale: 864 mm (34.02")
  • Fretboard radius: 400 mm (15.75")
  • Pickup: 2 Bartolini MK-1 humbuckers
  • Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble, Balance controls
  • Mini toggle on / off
  • Bartolini 3-band EQ
  • Hipshot Trans Tone bridge
  • Hipshot Ultralight machine heads
  • Black hardware
  • Ex-factory stringing: D'Addario YB-XL 170
  • Finish: Open-pored
  • Colour: Amber

Further Information

Colour Amber
Soundboard Swamp Ash
Neck Maple, Panga Panga
Fretboard Panga Panga
Frets 24
Scale Long Scale
Pickup System HH
Elektronic Aktive, Passive
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Gigbag No

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Amazing bass !
dorin sandici, 13.12.2020
I have recently bought this bass for my son ,at his advice, as a Christmas gift and I can say it's truely an amazing instrument !
First of all, it came in a very nice case ( not sort of gigbag like in the picture from Thomann ) and despite the fact I was a little bit angry because it was 4 days delay between the ordering day, and shipping day ( maybe they have a lot of work now due to Christmas ), I was verry happy that it arrived safe and not damaged to Romania.
So...let's start with the pros features:
The look of the bass is really really nice, maybe nicer than in the picture.It looks really like a premium bass. It is totally balanced, maybe a little bit heavy ( it's swamp ash), but it doesn't feel so when you hang it to your neck. The body is very thin compared to other bases. Of course it needed a small setup ( action , trusrod, intonation, one fret a little bit higher) but this was something that every new instrument needs.
Let's go to the sound now....
First of all, a very nice feature : there-s no difference of volume when changing from active to passive. (other basses have a boost when switching , because of the preamp).
The overall sound of the bass is VERY BRIGHT ,for the people who like mids and treble, it has plenty of them (maybe because the strings are new too) but you can make nice solos and slapping with it.
The 5th B string sounds at the same volume like other strings .
The output of the coils is very strong , you have a lot of output signal both passive or active mode ! First time trying Bartolini humbuckers coils. I have on the other bass Seymour Duncan single coils plus Aguilar preamp, but the output signal is not so strong like this one.

Cons : The hole on the bridge saddles doesn't allow you to intonate it 100%,on B and G string but this issue can be fixed with a file, to enlarge the length of the sliding holes.

I don't like the blend pot ( I am used to have 2 volume pots separately) .In my opinion the blend pot kills a little bit from the signal of the pick-up coils when using both of them , but this bass has a lot of signal. Maybe I will change it to the classic style volume bridge and volume neck pick-ups knobs.

Also the nut, maybe is not the best one, but it can be changed as well in the future ( I like the brass adjusting height nuts).

Conclusion : Overall, it is a nice , beautiful and amazing premium instrument with very good price /quality ratio. It's a bass under 1000 euro, comparable to a 4-5000 euro bass. If you count separately the price of the hardware ,materials, case and electronics on it for these money, you will have a bass like a normal one, with nothing special on it ( except the logo) !
So my son made a good choice ( like always) ....and what is the most important ...he's very happy with it !

I recommend it ! It worth all the money !
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Une super basse!
SeBRkH, 14.07.2021
J'ai acheté cette basse pour commencer à bosser sur une 5 cordes.

La lutherie est de bonne facture, c'est coréen, mais c'est de bonne qualité. Elle a un très bon équilibre et cerise sur le gâteau: elle ne pèse pas grand chose!

L'accastillage c'est que du hipshot: donc c'est très très bon, l'accordage de bouge pas, le sustain est infini et la corde de SI ne bouge pas (grâce au manche traversant).

L'électronique c'est que du Bartolini coréen, mais ça fait super bien le job. Le son est typé moderne et est assez versatile. C'est de la bonne qualité à ce prix là.

Dans l'ensemble elle est super cette basse à moins de 1000€! Le son est bon, la lutherie saine, la jouabilité est très confortable.
Alors, il y à mieux, c'est sûr, mais pas à ce prix! Il faudra rajouté 4 ou 5 fois le prix pour avoir une basse meilleure!
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Ein echter Schnapper
Barabass, 08.04.2021
Habe den Bass coronabedingt noch nicht im Bandgefüge ausprobieren können, aber zuhause der absolute Hammer. Wer einen Fender Precision Sound sucht, liegt hier völlig falsch. Es ist ein moderner Bass, der, passiv, einen klaren, "holzigen" Grundton hat. Schaltet man ihn auf aktiv, und hat alle Klangregler auf Mitte, verändern sich die Lautstärke und der Sound erst einmal gar nicht. (Das ist gut) Die Klangregelung ist sehr effektiv und die Bartolinis tun das, was sie sollen. ... und dann noch die Optik: Maserpappel als absoluter Hingucker, die Single Cut Ausführung, der durchgehende Hals - sehr schön gemacht.
Desweiteren hängt das Gerät schön vor dem Bauch - gute Balance (die Masse ist hinten), für einen 5 Saiter leicht, amtliche Brücke und Mechaniken, Hals im D- Profil, also flach, nur an den Seiten gerundet leicht zu bespielen.
Und dann das Ganze für 845 Euronen; unglaublich. Ich habe da Bässe im Ständer stehen, die 2 bis 3 Mal so viel kosten und die im Vergleich dazu eher als "schlicht" herüberkommen.
Preis - (Wert)Leistungs - Verhältnis = überragend

Fazit: Ich habe noch gar nicht gesagt, dass ich bis vor einem Jahr nur 4 Saiter gespielt habe.
Absolute Anschaffungsempfehlung



Jede Bewegung der Regler im Aktivmodus bewirkt eine deutlich hörbare Veränderung im Sound
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Dominique2353, 17.12.2020
Intrument de très bonne qualité,l'électronique est vraiment super éfficace avec un son énorme (merci Bartolini).rien à redire sur les finitions et la lutherie qui font de cette basse un rapport qualité prix au dessus de la moyenne.Livraison thomann irréprochable.
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