The V2 Acinonyx bass features 3 classic style single coil alnico 5 pickups utilizing our innovative push button pickup switching system. This system utilizes individual on/off switches for each pickup allowing any combination desired. The fourth switch is a series modifier which puts the middle pickup in series with either of the other pickups. Add in a .1mfd tone control(extra dark roll off) and the available tones are thus rooted firmly in the massive fat punch of the OG Acinonyx. But the three single coil platform explodes the tonal palette with rich detailed open and soaring vintage character. Explore the V2 “Cat Bass” today!
780mm scale (about 30.7”)
17mm spacing at bridge
1.4” wide nut
Alder body with Indian Rosewood fingerboard
3 vintage style alnico V single coil pickups
Our proprietary push button pickup selection system with “all in” mode
Volume and extra wide range tone knobs maximize versatility )
Multiple pickguard and pickup color options
Very light weight - averaging 6.5 pounds
2 way spoke wheel truss rod
Classic color options: Lake Placid Blue, Olympic White, Surf Green, Black, and Dakota Red
All basses are inspected and set up in our Redlands, CA shop
History: Inspired by Juan Alderete, reimagined by Carey Nordstrand, the Acinonyx (genus for Cheetah) is a well thought out, modern reinterpretation of the Goya Panther. Carey sorted out the design flaws of the Goya with the problem solving prowess for which he is known. String pull, switch assignments sorted out, Carey developed this bass with ease of tone selection and overall playability in mind, but the ultimate goal is for the bass to be as fun to play as driving a race car.
GHS SHORT SCALE BRITE FLAT™ When you are looking for “Motown with an Attitude,” GHS Brite Flats™ fill the void. Made with nickel-iron alloy in the same manner as standard roundwound strings, the final cover is precisely ground after the string is completed, leaving a smooth finish. The end result is a string that feels like a flatwound, but has the bite and definition of a roundwound.
GHS SHORT SCALE PRECISION FLATS™ GHS Precision Flats™ Bass Strings deliver traditional deep percussive tone due to a unique cross-winding process. They are made with a highly magnetic stainless steel flat wrap for greater volume, longer durability and a smooth satin finish.
GHS SHORT SCALE BASS BOOMERS® GHS Bass Boomers® are one of the most popular bass strings in the world. Utilizing a nickel-plated steel wrap wire (with a special combination of stainless steel and nickel-plate on the low E and B strings) over a hex core, Bass Boomers® have a distinctive low-mid punch that sits well in any musical genre. This IS your power string.
DUNLOP NICKEL ROUND WOUND CUSTOM LENGTH BASS STRINGS 4-String Set These nickel wound bass strings provide a warm, solid fundamental with rich harmonics and a punchy midrange.
DUNLOP NICKEL FLAT WOUND CUSTOM LENGTH BASS STRINGS These flatwound bass strings provide a clear, solid fundamental and superior tonal versatility—rolling off your bass’ tone knob takes you from a modern and articulate punch to the deep, mellow thump flats are famous for.
Artists using the Acinonyx Bass:Chris Chaney, Ed Friedland, Tim Lefevere, Bob Glaub, Gary Wicks, Travis Carlton, Jonathan Herrera, Dan Lutz, Bobby Brennan, Oskar Cartaya, Juan Alderete, Jerry Watts, Jr. Abe Laborial, Steve Jenkins, Joe Karnes