Thursday, October 10, 2013

Vigier Passion Custom III 5-string

Vigier Bass
Vigier basses are always well built and each model is usually offered in many different finishes and available in 4-string, 5-string and fretless versions (with Delta metal fingerboard) as well as standard and custom models.

This Passion III from 1996 is no exception, with a through-neck construction that features a pair of graphite reinforcing strips that pass right into the body. The offset bridge design makes for very precise tuning and a low action. The sound is full and warm but with the ability to bite and growl thanks to the sensitive circuitry.

The compact asymmetrical body is light and comfortable to play, particularly for a 5-string, making the Passion a must-play bass that remains in production today.