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Posted on Jun 17, 2012

DeMars Guitars Introduces Long Trail Mag 2 Electric Bass

DG-LTMag5-FFDeMars Guitars™ of Norwich VT ( announces the introduction of the Long Trail Mag 2 electric bass guitars. Dan DeMars, company head, explains: “Our original chambered solid-body acoustic/electric Long Trail Bass has been a solid hit since they were launched in 2006. Dealers and players really responded to a high-end US-made acoustic-electric instrument and we are fortunate to have Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead (among others) as one of our players. Several bassists then asked about a magnetic pickup version and we answered in 2008 with the original single-pickup Long Trail Mag. Now it’s time for the next step.”

The original fretted or fretless Long Trail Mag bass (MSRP $4400 for 34” scale length 4-string; $4800 for 35” scale length 5-string) sports a single passive pickup (choice of Bartolini, Basslines or EMG) in the treble position between the signature F-clef shaped soundhole and bridge. The new Long Trail Mag 2 adds a passive J-style pickup between the neck and soundhole, adding an incredibly low yet rich and resonant bass response to compliment the original bridge pickup. Each pickup has independent stacked volume and tone pots to sculpt the player’s ideal tone. The Long Trail Mag 2 is priced the same as the original one-pickup Long Trail Mag.

The Long Trail Mag basses sport string-thru hardtail bridges by Hipshot with optional Ghost piezo saddles by GraphTech ($200 upgrade). All DeMars Guitars™ are proudly crafted in the USA and come with a top-quality lightweight case by Gator Cases, a signed certificate of ownership, and a transferable 3-year warranty.