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Unveiling the RL6-24: Redefining the 6-String Bass Experience

Introducing a true masterpiece born from relentless innovation and a commitment to excellence: the RL6-24 6-string bass by New York Bass Works. This instrument represents a groundbreaking leap forward in the world of bass, designed with meticulous attention to detail and a dedication to pushing the boundaries of sonic quality, playability, and upper register access. Discover the story behind the RL6-24, its evolution through collaboration with renowned bassist Dane Alderson, and how it's poised to redefine the very essence of what a 6-string bass can be.

Sonic Consistency and a Feel Like Never Before:

Crafted with the utmost precision, the RL6-24 is meticulously engineered to offer unparalleled string-to-string sonic consistency and a tactile feel that sets a new standard in the industry. Each note resonates with perfect clarity, ensuring that your playing is defined by impeccable articulation and rich harmonics. The result is a bass that responds intuitively to your touch, offering a palette of tonal possibilities that transcend conventional expectations.

Collaboration with Dane Alderson: The Birth of a Vision:

The journey towards the RL6-24's creation began with a fortuitous connection facilitated by NYBW artist Cheikh Ndoye, leading to a pivotal conversation with acclaimed bassist Dane Alderson. A prototype of what would evolve into the RL6 was entrusted to Dane just before the recording sessions for "Raising Our Voice." This initial experiment laid the foundation for what would become a collaborative masterpiece, with Dane's invaluable feedback guiding the instrument's development.

A Fusion of Precision and Artistry:

The RL6-24's pickups were born from the lessons learned while crafting Dane Alderson's Oceana II 6-string bass. Designed and calibrated with exacting precision, these pickups capture the essence of each note, ensuring a versatile sonic palette that can be heard on releases like Yellowjackets' "Yellowjackets XL" and "Parallel Motion." This bass seamlessly blends the warmth of a Cremona with the performance prowess of the RS line, striking a harmonious balance between innovation and tradition.

From Prototype to Perfection:

Dane Alderson's input acted as a compass, directing NYBW towards the creation of the ultimate 6-string bass. The journey saw relentless tweaking, pushing the boundaries of design, and a commitment to delivering an instrument that defies convention. The result? An instrument that bears Dane's fingerprints and carries the legacy of collaboration, innovation, and pursuit of perfection.

Derrick Elliott: Pioneering the RL6-24 Experience:

Bass virtuoso Derrick Elliott became the first to experience the RL6-24's exceptional attributes, with a stunning RL6-24 fretless bass becoming an extension of his musical expression. This bass phenom, a key member of Coevality, demonstrates the instrument's limitless potential, opening up a world of creativity and sonic exploration.

The RL6-24 stands as a testament to New York Bass Works' unwavering dedication to craftsmanship, innovation, and elevating the bass-playing experience. The culmination of years of collaboration, experimentation, and artistic pursuit, this bass redefines the paradigm of what a 6-string bass can achieve. As each RL6-24 finds its way into the hands of players, it carries with it a legacy of ingenuity and a promise of sonic excellence!


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