Cort B5 Element 5-String Bass – Burgundy Red

Mahogany/Ash Body
Roasted Maple Fingerboard
Bartolini Preamp & Pickups


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5-String Bass With Big Performance

Cort Artisan B5 Element 5-string bass combines only the best elements from the highly popular Artisan B-class basses. The combination of right elements, together with Cort’s dedication to quality, makes the Artisan B4 Element an outstanding choice for pro musicians and enthusiasts alike.

Ash Top on Mahogany Body

Ash top on a Mahogany body ensures a great balance of warm yet full and punchy sounding lows and bright, clear and transparent highs, not to mention ash’s beautiful wood grain for more a natural aesthetic.

Roasted Maple Fingerboard

By treating the Maple in an oxygen-free oven at a high temperature, the wood stabilizes and develops a golden-brownish look for enhanced stability as well as a more vintage type of look and a big bolder tone.

Panga Panga & Walnut Neck

The Panga Panga and Walnut combination produces tight and defined midrange that complements the bright and expansive tonal nature of the Mahogany body for an ideally balanced sound to round out the bass spectrum.

Bartolini® MK-1 Pickups

The trademark Bartolini sound is preserved in the MK-1 while providing superb sound quality and value. The MK-1 delivers plenty of punchy and warm mids along with transparent and brilliant highs for a superbly balanced sound.

Bartolini® MK-1 Preamp

Bartolini’s renowned MK-1 preamp transfers the natural liveliness of the 5-string bass through a flexible 3-band equalizer for a variety of applications ranging from studio recording to large concert halls. It also provides a switchable active/passive mode for a powerful modern active sound or an organic traditional passive sound.

MetalCraft M Bridge

The solid, high-mass MetalCraft M bridge was developed with more focus on ease-of-use and greater tone transfer. Additionally, the dual string loading system allows the strings to be loaded either through the body or from the top.

Cort B5 Element 5-String Bass - Specifications

Body: Mahogany with Ash top
Body Finish: Open Pore Burgundy Red
Neck Material: 5pcs Walnut & Panga Panga
Neck Shape: C
Fingerboard Material: Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Inlay: Dots
Fingerboard Radius: 15.75", 400㎜
Frets: 24
Scale: 34", 864㎜
Nut Width: 1.5", 38㎜
Headstock: Matching
Pickups: Bartolini® MK-1 Pickups
Preamp: Bartolini® MK-1
Controls: Volume, Blend, Treble, Mid, Bass, active/passive switch
Pickguard: None
Tuners: Hipshot® Ultralite
Bridge: MetalCraft M5 - 18㎜ String spacing