The Vintage V4MTB ‘Tony Butler Signature’ ICON bass replicates the beautiful, worn-in look and feel of an instrument that exhibits a lifetime's worth of woodshedding, rehearsing and performing, straight out of the box. Good things come to those who wait – but who has the time for that?
Designed in conjunction with former Big Country bassist Tony Butler, the Vintage V4MTB features a single Wilkinson WBBCCR pickup, compensated brass saddle bridge and improved upper fret access, bringing together the best of modern and traditional aesthetics and features.
“For any bass player to own a quality instrument from the word go is inspiring,” says Tony. “After trying it out during a Big Country rehearsal I quickly decided that the V4MTB would tour with me. To have a signature model made to my live bass spec is an honour!”
A Vintage ICON Series Bass already looks like your lifetime companion; the best part is your journey is just beginning. Play on.
Easter Poplar body for improved resonance, tone and ‘correct weight’ comfort, enhanced with correctly radiused contoured body.
Hard Maple bolt on neck for instant comfort, speed, accuracy and great feel. Neck radius 12".
34" / 864mm.
20 Medium profile frets add to comfort, accuracy and overall positive feel of the Vintage V4MRSSB.
42mm white graphite stays friction-free to aid tuning and playability.
Wilkinson four saddle compensated brass bridge provides improved intonation all over the fretboard.
Wilkinson WJBL200 ensure smooth and stable tuning.
One Wilkinson BP(M)WBP single coil pickup for ultimate clarity and articulation.
Single Volume and tone controls.
Classic Vintage headstock design for balance and visual appeal.