Vincent Bass Guitars
Were founded by Johannes Pöhlmann along side with Tobias Helmlinger who’s running Vincent Bass Guitars.Vincent guitars a based in Germany Rupprechtstegen in the mid-south of Germany.
Johanne Pöhlmanns vision for building basses are clearly to focus on passive basses with classic vibe that we all know, but then through some new twists, making old school evolve into the new century with a great acoustic integrity that is very clear, punchy and with fast responsive in general.
It’s very important for Vincent Bass Guitars that the production of the basses are as sustainable as possible. An example is that most of the metal are made locally and the wood for the bodies are only made of Franconian alder which is very much in the neighborhood, and to top it off the woodshop is located directly above a river, powered by the hydropower plant.
The Metropol 5
in black color has the ‘what you see is what you get’ vibe to it. The first thing that comes to mind is the quality of the craftsmanship: It’s just solid German work, but isn’t there something more under the hood?
Johannes Pöhlmann has been making basses and experimented a lot over the year and has developed the ‘True Tone’ concept.
The Meteropol 5 is honeycombed chambered it weighs 4.07kg and most be considered a lightweight bass even though its lightweight and chambered it doesn’t sound boxy or thin. It got a lot of core tone and a very fast response. It has very a lot possibilities to mold the sound you want.
The neck is made of a one piece maple with Vincent’s own dual truss-rod rear mounted with a skunk stripe. The fretboard is made out of Katalox that is a hard Mexican wood which has some of the same vibe as ebony just a little warmer its actually a mix between ebony and rosewood in a way. Precise, fast yet warm.
The nut width is relatively wide 49mm and would for some seems too wide but the neck profile is flat meaning you’ll be closer to the strings and the 49mm dosen’t feel at all wide.
The zero fret with Vincent Bass Guitar own carbon designed string retainer insures that the sound of the open string sound as close to the same as the same note played on the fretboard.
The single coil pickups are made by Häussel in Germany which in my opinion is perfect match the power and clarity of the Häussel pickups are amazing and that boost the performance of the Akkurate in a very honest representation of the acoustics of the bass.