Fret-King delivers the lowdown on brand new basses

New for 2018, Fret-King has announced the introduction of 10 new bass guitar colourways to its Black Label stable. Aimed at players who demand professional standards of playability at a price that doesn't leave a hole in the bank, the 2018 Black Label range expands on three designs that help bass players of all levels to cover a vast area of musical ground. 

Black Label Esprit I Bass
Featuring a balanced, asymmetric drop top styling, distinctive 4-in-line tuning keys and signature pickguard, the Esprit I is both familiar and radical. Fitted with Fret-King's distinctive WJM double coil pickup, this Wilkinson masterpiece produces a powerful sound which holds its own in every musical style. Expertly wired to allow simple transition between tones, the Black Label Esprit I takes you on a journey from jazz to punchy slaps and pops, exhibiting the depth, definition and power of an active system in a passive pickup. Available in Gloss Black, Candy Apple Blue, Metallic Deep Purple and Metallic Silver.

Perception 5 Bass
The Perception 5 is a fabulously versatile workhorse bass guitar, equally at home on stage or in the studio. A sleek neck profile, full width fingerboard and enhanced upper fret access allow you to lay down a groove and venture to the far reaches of the instrument in pursuit of the perfect, show-stopping solo. Available in Candy Apple Blue, Original Classic Burst and Thru Red.

Perception Bass
Perception Basses are designed to respond fluidly to your individual playing style and simply demand to be played. Wilkinson WBBC pickups provide cut, clarity and classic vintage tone, allowing the Perception to turn its hand to a wide variety of musical scenarios. New for 2018, Fret-King are proud to introduce the Perception 4 Fretless Model in Original Classic Burst only. Experience the soulful slides and melodic facility afforded by a fretless bass guitar, at a price that all players can justify. Standard Perception 4 string models available in Original Classic Burst, Candy Apple Blue and Thru Red.