Brubaker KXB Custom 5 String Bass - Burl Natural Blackburst

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Find Your One Bass To Do It All - The Brubaker KXB Custom 5 String Bass - Buckeye Burl Top In Natural Blackburst

Finally. Now there's a bass to handle every musical situation, whether it's Funk, Gospel, Jazz - or else Blues to Rock to Fusion. Sometimes it's all in the same set.


These proprietary models are designed exclusively for Chuck Levin's by Brubaker Custom Basses. They are at once tonally articulate and aggressive, and integrate a newly styled flat top made of Buckeye Burl onto his now familiar KBX and NBS body shape.

These basses are very nicely balanced, have a fast neck and perfect fretwork. That means not only can they easily serve up any tone, they're equally easy to hold and to play without fatigue. This custom build is finished in Natural Blackburst.


The Brubaker Bolt-Thru neck joint is a combination of bolt-on and neck-thru construction. A key ingredient of Brubaker basses that gives you the flexibility of two separable pieces, without sacrificing tone and comfort. Bolt-Thru construction results in excellent attack with greater sustain, more clarity and more focus on the tonality of the note. The best of both worlds.


The KXB Custom CL Model uses the Bartolini 4.6AP 3-Band Preamp with Bypass and Mid-Shift. The control layout is this: Volume (Push-Pull), Blend (Midrange Push Pull), Balance/Tone. This preamp combines premium, audio-quality potentiometers with a  3-band EQ design that allows using any pickup level combination without 60-cycle hum while retaining the natural, organic tone of the bass.


All Bartolinis are cast in epoxy which removes any unwanted feedback and microphonics. An added bonus is that these soapbar style pickups also create an excellent thumbrest as needed.

We chose the Bartolini XXP25 CX pickups for this one, best known for their strong lows and thick midrange, but they can and will bite when provoked.

This KXB Series Bass pulls out all the stops - with outstanding design, elegant craftsmanship and tone, this is the one you'll want to see.

  • Model Build: KXB-5-CL 5 String Custom
  • Top: Figured Buckeye Burl
  • Body: Swamp Ash
  • Neck Wood: One Piece Flamed Hard Maple
  • Headstock: Matching Figured Burl
  • Fingerboard: Black Ebony 
  • Inlay: Dots
  • Pickups: Bartolini XXP25 CX
  • Preamp:  Bartolini 4.6AP 3-Band Preamp With Bypass And Mid-Shift
  • Controls: Volume (Push-Pull), Blend (Midrange Push Pull), Balance/Tone
  • Hardware: Hipshot A Style, Brass Saddles; Ultra Lite Tuning Keys, Dunlop Straploks
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale Length: 34 5/8"
  • Strings:SIT Power Steel Stainless, 047-127
  • Gig Bag: Rock Ready Volo Series

Manufacturer: Brubaker Musical Instruments
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I472733-N-1