The quarter sawn maple neck is stiffer than plain sawn, and will also affect string tension.
This is exactly why the Low B 5th string on this bass sounds better than on most 35″ scale basses.
DUAL TRUSS ROD SYSTEM
All Form Factor instruments utilize Dual Truss Rods made from Titanium to maintain neck stiffness, stability and reduce weight. There are a lot of basses on the market with a tendency to have weak neck binding structures due to high string tensions. For this reason, two Titanium rods are applied to all bass guitars.
The nut is one of the most important parts of the bass that influences the performance, playability, and tone of the instrument. Depending on the quality of the material, the nut can either improve or degrade the sound. Although the TUSQ nut is more costly and harder to work with, it is considered to deliver more balanced, clearer and smoother tones than brass, corian or other materials.
ACCURATE AND STABLE TUNING
This bass comes with Hipshot Ultralight tuners. Developed with accurate gear ratios, the machine heads are very reliable in tuning.
High-quality premium Double poles Soap bar Bass Pickups by Aguilar and Aguilar electronics.
Each bass comes with a Albridge parts Light Weight Duralumin bridge,
with Bell Bronze saddles and extra-hard tension saddle springs to eliminate annoying parasitic
rattles/vibrations coming from other types of bridges.
Body Material Northen Ash with Ash Top,
Body Shape Wombatwith Black edges
Switching Push-Pull Active/Passive, Push/Pull Low/High Mids
Configuration 5 knobs, side 1/4 inch jack
AlBridge Parts Light Weight Duralum w/ Bell Bronze Saddles 18mm
Custom Control Duralum Knobs with Function Letter
Tuning Machines Hipshot USA 3/8 Y-Key 3+2 configuration
Neck Plate Albridge Duralum
Neck Material 5 ply, 3 Hard Rock Maple + 2 Acacia Negro, Matching headstock with Black edges
with Titanium Inlaid Bars.
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Nut Width 45mm
Fingerboard Radius 16″
Position Inlays Mother of Pearl dot inlays
Number of Frets 21
Truss Rod Dual Action, Double Titanium Reinforcement Rods (2) “DTRR system”
Fret Size Extra Hard, Jumbo
Scale Length 35″
Nut Material TUSQ