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Overhead™️ Carbon Fiber Travel Bag Bass Guitar

Journey Travel Bag Carbon Bass Guitar series is 27-inch short scale portable acoustic bass guitar, which fits in the same backpack for Overhead series. It produces an amazing acoustic sound in a small body. Also lineup fretless specification.   All assembled with 2 point piezo pickupOverhead backpack included.

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If you're looking for the ultimate travel bass guitar, the OB660 Carbon Fiber Travel Bag Bass Guitar is for you. OB660 combines an ergonomic body shape with excellent acoustic properties, and is extremely light due to being manufactured with layers of carbon prepreg. The 27-inch scale neck with scoopaway joint makes it easy to play at high frets, and it also has a maintenance-free piezo pickup. The biggest advantage is that if you remove the neck and fold it, you can store it in a 55.9cm x 35.5cm x 22.9cm backpack along with your laptop and effectors. If you're looking for a bass guitar that has the sound quality and volume of a full-sized acoustic bass, and you want to take it with you on air travel without the stress, this small travel bag base will make that dream comes true.

Please try it at a dealer near you. Dealer page here

Customers who do not have a credit card can pay in installments using APLUS shopping credit. Please select offline payment from the payment method in the shopping cart and apply.

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​*Not available for shipping outside of Japan

* We also accept reservations for products which is in status "arriving soon" or "waiting for arrival". Please let us know from contact page

*For out-of-stock items, please contact us for the delivery date as some items are being adjusted before shipment.

​ *Please note that the specifications, prices, etc. of the listed products are subject to change without notice, and handling may be discontinued.

​ *When replacing strings, the strings for electric basses may not fit into the bridge depending on the size of the ball end, so please use the specified strings for acoustic basses.

Carbon fiber handmade with advanced technology 

The OB660 Carbon Fiber Travel Bag Bass Guitar is handcrafted using Journey Instruments' proprietary blend of prepreg sheets (carbon fiber sheets impregnated with resin). The patented sound board has a unique cell structure that produces an amazingly warm, woody, yet articulate tone. The neck, fingerboard, body, bridge, and all the main structures of the base are made of carbon fiber.

Differences between OB660 and cheap carbon fiber products

In contrast to cheap injection-molded plastic instruments which contain only a small amount (5% or less) of carbon fiber, the carbon elements of the OB660 are made from layers of real carbon fiber fabric, resulting in a mesh structure. Carbon fiber accounts for 65-75% of the neck and body structure. Its strong structure with high heat resistance is a great advantage for those who often keep their instruments in the trunk of their car while traveling, and for those who go on adventure trips to hot deserts and rainforests. The high carbon content also contributes to long sustain and good resonance. The strong carbon fiber construction throughout the neck with a dual-action truss rod with a wide range of adjustment makes it easy to attach and detach the neck and body in hot environments.

Ergonomic design

The OB660 Carbon Fiber Travel Bag Bass Guitar is one of the most ergonomic acoustic instruments available.

The Manzer© wedge- The slanted angle of the fingerboard naturally transfers the weight of the fingering arm to the fingerboard, reducing stress on the wrist, and allowing you to stroke the strings at an easy angle to reduce shoulder tension and fatigue.

Bevels- The body is beveled where the arms meet the body, making the OB660 a very comfortable and easy-to-hold guitar.

Scoopaway- By adopting scoopaway instead of cutaway, the OB660 maintains a body volume close to that of the acoustic bass without a cutaway, while also arrows easy access to high-pitched frets.

scale and playability

OB660 Carbon Fiber Travel Bag The Bass Guitar uses a short scale 27 inch (685 mm) scale, with moderate string tension for easy fingering and sufficient acoustic performance. 

The 1.75 inch (44.5 mm) nut width and thin C-shaped neck make it easy to fit in any hand and provide excellent playability.

​Design of neck detachment system

The neck attachment and detachment system, which has been completed through repeated improvements, not only enables the neck to be attached and detached within 20 seconds, but also has a fine adjustment function for the neck angle. In other words, just by turning the knob on the back of the body, you can change from a mellow fingerpicking setting to a violent slapping setting! This is a great advantage for bassists who play in different styles or need to change neck settings.

​Selected Parts

The OB660 Carbon Fiber Travel Bag Bass Guitar features parts used in high-end bases. Precision 18:1 ratio pegs, genuine bovine nut and saddle, ebony bridge pins, and D'addario roundwound phosphor bronze strings (fretless D'ddario Chrome flatwound strings). These support the original tone of an acoustic instrument, which is warm and well-balanced.

​About the tone

Tone was the number one priority when designing the OB660 Carbon Fiber Travel Bag Bass Guitar. A top plate with carbon fiber sheets aligned in one direction, a side / back made by a unique lamination method combining the weave of carbon fiber sheets, and a bridge and fingerboard also made of carbon fiber. All the other parts work together to create a surprisingly large-scale sound from a small and easy-to-play bass Guitar. Send the output of a JourneyTek piezo pickup to PA console or amplifier, and the OB660 Carbon Fiber Travel Bag Bass sounds like an upright bass. It doesn't even need correction with an equalizer.

​About pickup

The OB660 Carbon Fiber Travel Bag Bass Guitar features a JourneyTek™ piezo pickup. Using high-output German-made piezo elements, it outputs well-balanced tones and fully expresses the wonderful tones of musical instruments. No batteries required.

An artist accidentally dropped his OF660 Carbon Fiiber Travel Bag Guitar into a waterway and submerged it for three hours. He drained water inside the guitar and able to plug in and play it in the same evening!

About the travel bag
The patented BG001 Overhead™️ travel bag will change the way you think about your travel base. BG001 is made of carefully selected materials and the size fits perfectly into the baggage regulations of major airlines (55.5cm x 23cm x 35.5cm). In addtion to the Travel Bag Bass Guitar, you can bring multiple effectors/shields/laptops/tablets/other accessories together.
Once you've traveled with the Overhead™️ Travel Bag Base, you'll never want to go back to another travel bass guitar. And probably on any other bass guitar.

* Due to the specification change of the Overhead backpack, we are gradually changing to a new specification bag. Please refer to blog post Overhead Backpack Part 2​ for more detail.
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