The A5 Plus FMMH is the reference Cort bass designed and built for the working musician who requires excellent performance and rock-steady reliability gig after gig. Featuring neck-thru-body construction, premium tone woods, and Bartolini pickups and electronics, the A5 Plus FMMH delivers the sound and playability a working pro needs.
Mahogany’s warm and emphasized low-midrange is complemented by the high-midrange and treble of 5-piece Maple & Wenge neck for a perfectly balanced and coherent sound. The Flame Maple top on the body adds a high-class upgraded look and a touch of tonal definition. The 5pc, Neck-Thru, Maple and Panga Panga neck offers both warmth and midrange, resulting in superb playability, feel and tonal definition. When it comes to punch and sustain, nothing beats neck-thru-body construction. The strings vibrate across the body and neck in coherent and linear manner, maximizing the tightness of the low-end with rich mids and singing highs.
Loaded with Bartolini MK-1 pickups, which preserve the trademark Bartolini tone 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. The MK-1 pickups are complimented by Bartolini’s renowned MK-1 EQ provides powerful yet transparent boost along with its trademark crisp high-end. The MK-1 transfers the natural liveliness of the 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.
When it comes to hardware the string-thru-body and top-load construction facilitates greater tonal range while adding punch and enhancing sustain, perfectly complementing the longer 34” scale’s tighter string tension and focused sound. The A5 is also equipped with Hipshot Ultralite Tuners (classic 20:1 tuning ratio), made of cast zinc with aluminium strings posts and mounting nuts, resulting in 30% weight reduction over other regular tuners and which results in improved balance and tuning accuracy.