New Duesenberg D-Bass Fretless Black

New Duesenberg D-Bass Fretless Black

Even more so than the guitar world, the bass universe is characterized by American sound. But the creation of this sound, which underlies nearly all classic rock and pop productions, is no longer a hidden secret! The Duesenberg D-Bass – with its own relaxed and unique style – has therefore comfortably joined the ranks of the elite bass team.

Its tastefully contoured body made from American alder wood offers an optimal foundation for such a sound. In addition, the “hidden bolt on” attachment of the maple neck affords comfortable playability all the way up to the highest frets – similar to set-in necks, but still with the inimitable punch characteristic of longscale bolt-on construction. Electronics, controlled by the Duesenberg Toaster Bass humbucker, are as easy to use as they are distinctive: a passive “mid shape” controller blends smoothly sounds from “P” to “J,” such that both of these classic bass sounds, not to mention countless intermediate options, are attainable in one instrument.

Hardware is an important part of the game here, too: the strings are anchored to a nickel-plated, solid and completely adjustable brass bridge, while, at the other end of the instrument, Duesenberg Z-tuners allow for quick string replacement and optimal tuning stability.

The D-Bass is available with a fretless fingerboard for 4- and 5-string versions and comes in both black and coral finishes. Instead of the rosewood fretboard, the fretless D-Basses sport more durable ebony, a wood that also ensures sustainable fretless tone.



The Duesenberg D-Bass leaves the factory with Duesenberg BS045 strings attached (nickel roundwound steel: 045 – 065 – 085 – 105), which are also available at all Duesenberg retailers or through our online shop.


Neck Type: bolt-on
Wood: 1-piece maple
Width (4-string): 42,5 mm / 1.67" (nut), 57 mm / 2.25" (12th fret)
Width (5-string): 45 mm / 1.77" (nut), 65 mm / 2.56" (12th fret)
Thickness: 21 mm / 0.8" (1st fret), 24 mm / 0.95" (12th fret)
Shape: D
Fingerboard: indian rosewood
Radius: 30,5 mm / 12"
Inlays: pearloid dots
Frets: 22 jumbo 2,8 x 1,0 mm
Scale length: 864 mm / 34"
Trussrod: steel dual-action
Headstock: black
Body Type: contoured solid American alder
Size: 51 x 33 x 4,5 cm / 20" x 13" x 1.77"
Binding: cream
Pickguard: aged white
Finish: PUR lacquer
Hardware Tuners: Duesenberg Z-Tuners, "Art Diego" buttons
Bridge: Duesenberg bass bridge
Tailpiece: Duesenberg bass tailpiece
Strap pins: Duesenberg standard
Hardware color: nickel
Strings: Duesenberg BS045 (045-065-085-105)
Electrics Pickup : Duesenberg "Toaster" Bass-Humbucker
Wiring: 1 volume, 1 mid-shape, 1 tone
Accessories Case: Custom Line case (not included)
Tools: all required allen keys (included)