The Xaviere XVPB is the classic "P" style bass- Single pickup, symmetrical waist- full and fat and brilliant- cuts through the densest of mixes, yet provides the thunderous bottom end we've all come to expect.
DO NOT, and I beg you here- DO NOT compare this to the $200 basses out there- Apples and oranges. We feel this is a superior instrument to the MIM basses- NO BASSWOOD for us- These are hand selected, kiln dried ALDER wood bodies. No dark grainy Maple for our necks- Just good old Canadian Hard Rock maple.
Ever played a $400 Pbass at your local guitar Barn? LOUD isn't it?? That's cause it's loaded with inexpensive ceramic pickups overwound to compete with the din of the retail environment. Xaviere does not have to worry about that nonsense- so we load our XVPBs with a genuine GFS PB Pro Alnico KWIKPLUG pickup- $32 worth of pickups on a $199 bass! And they are the business my friend.... Fiber Bobbins, Sand cast magnets, cloth wire- Kwikplug compatibility so changing pickups is a SNAP! THE GOOD STUFF. Left side is RW/RP so as you get true noise canceling. Heck- the pickups, bridge, knobs, and tuners pretty much make up the entire $199 price- It's like a free bass!
Finishes are super thin, super hard Catalyzed Urethane- This is a two-part paint that MUST be sprayed by hand. We then hand wet sand them and each guitar is buffed to a super gloss. The nut is a hand-cut genuine Graphtech Nubone nut for ultimate sustain and super tuning stability.
I think you'll find these are terribly impressive instruments at double the price- at $199 it's a true no brainer...