Rithimic Series is designed and inspired by Jeff Berlin, created by Cort. Jeff Berlin is known as one of the greatest bass players in the world and is also considered one of the finest clinicians in music.
Cort Guitars and Jeff Berlin have collaborated to release the Jeff Berlin bass since 2014. Jeff’s basses have always been simple and vintage inspired, but then tweaked to his exact specifications to make them something special. The Rithimic provides that same balance between vintage, simple and well evolved for today’s playing demands.
The bass features an alder body with a beautiful exotic wood top. Outfitting the body are a pair of Bartolini Jeff Berlin custom soapbar pickups, a Babicz Full Contact Hardware bridge, one volume control, one balance control, one tone control, passive electronics, and gold hardware. The hard rock maple neck is complemented with a rosewood fingerboard and four inline headstock featuring Hipshot Ultralight tuners. The action on the bass is low, and it is set up with DR Strings Custom DDT (Drop Down Tuning) for easy playing.
“After playing the same bass for so many years I was not sure that another builder could develop something that I would love. As soon as I played the very first Cort Rithimic bass, I was wowed. I could not believe how perfectly this bass turned out. This is an astonishing instrument that Cort has built for me.”
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Custom designed body with the beautifully visualized Spalted maple and Padouk top make you try to play the bass. The alder body has its own unique clarity and brightness.
The only one existing Custom Soapbar pickups for neck and bridge designed by Jeff Berlin offer warm, deep tones with a piano-like low end. The pickups are a split coil design with a well-defined magnetic field aperture for maximum clarity and tonal response.
The full contact hardware technology results in an increased dynamic range, increased sustain, pitch stability. String action and intonation adjustments remain secure, even when removing strings.
The Rithimic is equipped with Hipshot Ultralight Tuners (classic 20:1 tuning ratio) that is made of cast zinc with aluminum strings posts and mounting nuts, resulting in 30% weight reduction over other regular tuners and which results in improved balance and tuning accuracy.
Alder body with Spalted Maple and Padouk Top
Hipshot Ultralight Tuners
Babicz FCH4 Bridge
Bartolini Jeff Berlin Custom Soapbar Pickups
1 Volume, 1 Balance, 1 Tone passive Electronics