New in collection a WAL Mark 2, Custom Midi, 24-fret bass guitar. Handcrafted in the Electric Wood Co, at High Wycombe, Now considered a vintage classic amongst bass players. This is a hand-made, custom, bass numbered WAL crafted by Wal / Electric Wood in 1980s. The bass body and neck are composed from a mixture of high quality materials. Woods used are Brazilian mahogy core, American walnut/Wenge facing and Indian rose fretboard. The backplate has a Serial number W-3261 engraved.
According to the History of Wal Basses website, the bass has “pickups with a powerful active circuit offering volume, pickup pan and separate tone controls for each pickup. There are 2 active humbuckers, and an active single pickup, accentuating the hi-treble end on the sound spectrum. The volume included a push/pull knob which also activates the ‘pick-attack’ adding a narrow band of high frequencies to the overall tone setting, ideal for helping the bass cut through a muddy live mix. The tones pots each have a push/pull switch which engages an active boost giving a more distinctively ‘active’ tone. The bass is quite heavy, and despite the long neck, but balances well.