Strobel Rambler Deep Blue Custom Bass

See the newest Strobel Rambler® Travel Basses

About a year ago we told you about Tanya’s Deep Purple Bass. Today we have a couple new Rambler® Custom Bass guitars to show you, Deep Blue for Jim, and a Natural Honey Bass built for an upcoming review (stay tuned)

 

Building Jim’s Custom Rambler® Travel Bass

We built this Rambler® Bass for Jim in Canada. He wanted a Deep Blue bass to match his favorite PRS single cut. Jim ordered a Quilted Maple top, Ash body, and Maple neck with a Rosewood fretboard. This Custom Bass sounded great and turned out very pretty with the book matched AAA Quilt Top and a nice grainy Ash body. Jim also wanted the back of the neck painted to match the body.

Rambler Travel Bass Deep Blue front view

Rambler Travel Bass Deep Blue front view

Rambler Travel Bass Deep Blue back view

Rambler Travel Bass Deep Blue back view

Jim was a great customer to work with. Here is what he says about his new Rambler® Custom Professional Electric Travel Bass: “Strobel’s instruments are of extremely high quality and play-ability. You actually forget they are travel instruments. More importantly, the way Russ treats his customers and keeps them informed through the whole process of making the instrument is a bonus part of the experience. I have not yet met Russ, but consider him a friend”.  

That last part means a lot to us here at Strobel Guitars. We love getting to know our customers, how they play, the music they like and how they feel about their instruments.  Here is a picture Jim sent with his new Rambler® Travel Bass and matching PRS guitar.   Thank you Jim!!

Jim at home with his Rambler Bass

Jim at home with his Rambler Bass

 

Check out the Honey Rambler® Travel Bass

We also created another Rambler® Custom Bass we called “Honey”. The top and back are toasted Flamey Maple courtesy of Alan at Guitar Wood Experts. I met Alan at the NAMM show and he had a couple pieces too small for a full size top, but just perfect for a Rambler®. Thank you Alan! The body is made from Bass wood, very light and resonant. This bass is on her way to a well known session musician in Nashville, so stay tuned to see what he has to say… 

Honey Rambler Travel Bass front view

Honey Rambler Travel Bass front view

Honey Rambler Travel Bass back view

Honey Rambler Travel Bass back view

 

Specs for Rambler® Travel Bass

The Rambler® Bass scale length is derived from a standard 34″ scale by placing the nut at the 3rd fret. The string spacing feels correct since it matches a standard bass, but the overall scale length is 28-1/2″. The Rambler® Custom Bass is also available as a fretless model. Find out more about the Strobel Rambler® Professional Electric Travel Bass at our website. And see more Rambler® Custom Basses in our Gallery.