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SINCE 2016

The Caprice, another welcome newcomer to the Modern Classic family of instruments is a bold new statement in passive design. A workhorse bass that is capable of blending two distinct pickup voicings offering a variety of tones suitable for any musical environment. This compact offset design provides a body shape that is comfortable and balanced along with a slim neck profile that makes this bass a pleasure to play. The top-loading bridge is made from hardened steel and complemented by a newly designed oversized headstock with the familiar 3+1 tuner arrangement. As with the Cutlass, the Caprice is a sleek modern bass with vintage features that stays true to its Music Man heritage.

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CUSTOM OPTIONS

Classic Natural (+$100)

Heritage Tobacco Burst (+$70)

Black

Coral Red

Ivory White

Diamond Blue

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Color:
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Build Code
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STREET PRICE

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Passive Electronics
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Hear Joe Dart demo the Caprice

Listen as Joe Dart from funk band, Vulfpeck, demos our Caprice bass.

Watch Lars Lehman's Cutlass and Caprice Bass Demo

Lars Lehman demonstrates the new 2016 Music Man Cutlass and Caprice models, the first ever Music Man passive basses.

MAKING A
MUSIC MAN

From concepts to final set-up,
learn how we craft your instrument

CONCEPT

What can the guitar be? Every new Ernie Ball Music Man concept represents our quest to answer to this question, guided by our design team's pursuit of perfection and molded by the demands for performance from our artists. Starting from the ground up is never easy, but we believe innovation means never being satisfied with the status quo.

Design

Every Ernie Ball Music Man guitar has been meticulously designed and crafted with the utmost attention to every detail. With each new model, our world-class team of designers and engineers delivers the best playing experience possible.

Millwork

Our wood mill employs the perfect balance of machine-driven precision and the personal touch of an experienced handcraftsmen. High-quality wood is sculpted into beautiful instruments.

Big Bird

Big Bird is a recently-added member of the Ernie Ball Music Man robot family, feeding the wood raw materials into the computer-controlled cutting and drilling machine with automated precision.

Fretting

All frets are hand-applied to exact specifications, ensuring each guitar or bass has the playability you'd expect from Ernie Ball Music Man.

Sanding

Ernie Ball Music Man necks and bodies are hand-sanded multiple times, creating flawless finishes and maximum playability.

Paint

Three layers of high-gloss polyurethane are applied to each color-coated instrument body, producing a luxurious state-of-the-art finish.

Buffing/Ursula

We use state-of-the-art technology like Ursula, our beloved buffing robot. Automation ensures a high-quality and cost-effective product, every time.

Electronics

Each instrument is hand-soldered using the latest technology in our San Luis Obispo factory.

Setup

When you purchase an Ernie Ball Music Man guitar or bass, it has already been personally tested and tuned by one of our experienced setup technicians, ensuring you can play right out of the box.

Specifications, Schematics & More

Specifications Caprice Bass
Model Caprice Bass
Size 12-11/16" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-9/16" long (32.2 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 115.7 cm long)
Weight 8 lbs. 8 oz. (3.86 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Alder
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Black, Ivory White, Diamond Blue, Heritage Tobacco Burst
Bridge Vintage Music Man® top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated hollow steel saddles
Pickguard Shell (Heritage Tobacco Burst); Parchment (Diamond Blue); Black (Black); Mint (White)
Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius 7.5" (19.1 cm)
Headstock Size 9" (22.9 cm) long
Frets 21 - High profile, narrow width
Neck Width 1-1/2" (38.1 mm) at nut, 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select maple neck
Fingerboard Select maple or rosewood
Fret Markers 5/16" Black or White dots
Neck Finish Ultra-light satin polyurethane finish
Neck Colors Natural aged yellow finish
Tuning Machines Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
Controls 250kohm neck pickup volume, 250kohm bridge pickup volume, and tone - .1µF tone capacitor
Pickups Music Man® inline humbucking; Music Man® offset humbucking
Left Handed No
Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)

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Specifications Caprice Bass
Model Caprice Bass
Order 0
Size 12-11/16" wide, 1-5/8" thick, 45-9/16" long (32.2 cm wide, 4.1 cm thick, 115.7 cm long)
Weight 8 lbs. 8 oz. (3.86 kg) - varies slightly
Body Wood Alder
Body Finish High gloss polyester
Body Colors Black, Ivory White, Diamond Blue, Heritage Tobacco Burst
Body Bindings
Bridge Vintage Music Man® top loaded chrome plated, steel bridge plate with vintage nickel plated hollow steel saddles
Pickguard Shell (Heritage Tobacco Burst); Parchment (Diamond Blue); Black (Black); Mint (White)
Scale Length 34" (86.4 cm)
Neck Radius 7.5" (19.1 cm)
Headstock Size 9" (22.9 cm) long
Frets 21 - High profile, narrow width
Neck Width 1-1/2" (38.1 mm) at nut, 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) at last fret
Neck Wood Select maple neck
Fingerboard Select maple or rosewood
Fret Markers 5/16" Black or White dots
Neck Finish Ultra-light satin polyurethane finish
Neck Colors Natural aged yellow finish
Neck Binding
Tuning Machines Schaller BM, with tapered string posts
Truss Rod Adjustable - no component or string removal
Neck Attachment 5 bolts - perfect alignment with no shifting; Sculpted neck joint allows smooth access to higher frets
Electronic Shielding Graphite acrylic resin coated body cavity and aluminum lined pickguard
Controls 250kohm neck pickup volume, 250kohm bridge pickup volume, and tone - .1µF tone capacitor
Switching
Pickups Music Man® inline humbucking; Music Man® offset humbucking
Left Handed No
Strings 45w-65w-80w-100w (Super Slinky Bass #2834)

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Why register?

Thanks for choosing Ernie Ball Music Man. By registering your instrument within the initial 12 month warranty period you are entitled to an additional 3 months of warranty coverage. That is 15 total months of factory warranty protection from the initial purchase date.


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