Johannes Poehlmann

VINCENT Bass Guitars, Hartenstein, Germany

The project of sensibly upgrading proven and popular bass concepts and giving them an „update“ can certainly become a tough challenge for a bass builder. New concepts allow to juggle with different shapes, constructions, woods, etc. While in earlier days luthiers had to deal with dead spots, neck dive problems or just too heavy instruments, the next generation of bass builders could fix them with new designs and learn from the mistakes of their predecessors.

The craftsmanship that is required for such an improvement is not only to build an excellent instrument, but also to find the weak points of its predecessor, fix them and raise them to a new level.

Back to
the Future

And this is where the story of Johannes Poehlmann and Vincent Guitars begins. Johannes took the two American traditional models and gave them a push forward. All this without influencing the basic passive characteristics of the instrument with, for example, elaborate electronics, Vincent basses should keep the „True Tone“.
And this is exactly the name of the multivitamin therapy that turns a proven concept into a Vincent bass:

Vincent TRUE TONE

The four components of the True Tone concept are:

      • Vincent TRUE TONE Carbon String Retainer w/ integrated String Guide mit integrierter Saitenführung
      • Vincent TRUE TONE Bridge (Stainless Steel), Semi String-Through-Body Design
      • Vincent TRUE TONE True One-Piece Maple Neck w/ Vincent Dual-Trussrod
      • Vincent TRUE TONE Comb-Chambered for Enhanced Resonance & Weight Reduction
        (4-String ca. 3,4 kg / 7.5 lbs.  5-String ca. 3,6 kg / 7.9 lbs.)

 

A unique feature of the Vincent basses is the glued-on 2mm thin fingerboard. Fender also built their basses and guitars this way in the 1960s (Veneer Fingerboard). The frets are not embedded in the fingerboard, they go all the way through.  In this way, the torsional energies are minimized.

Vincent Bass Metropol 4 - special price

Body: Alder – Vincent TRUE TONE Comb-Chambered
Finish: High Gloss, willow green
Pickguard:
Mint

Neck: One-Piece Maple Neck w/ Oil Finish
Fretboard: Maple fretboard
Inlays: Black Dots

Frets / Material: 21 Stainless Steel Medium Frets
Scale Length: 34,4“ / 875 mm
Nut Width: 1,575″/ 40 mm
String Spacing: 19 mm
Neck Radius: Compound 7.25″-12″ / 184 mm – 305 mm

Pickups: 2 Haeussel Handwired J-Bass Pickup
Electronic: Passive Electronics, 1x Vol, 1x Vol, 1x Tone

Weight: 3,38 kg / 7.45 lbs.

Hardware:

  • Hipshot Ultralight Tuning Machines
  • Vincent Stainless Steel Bridge, Semi String-Thru-Body Design
  • Vincent Carbon string holder with integrated string guide

Incl. Vincent Gigbag + Vincent Tool Set

In Stock    special price € 2850,00

Vincent Bass Metropol 5

Body: Alder – Vincent TRUE TONE Comb-Chambered
Finish: High Gloss, white
Pickguard:
Tortoise

Neck: One-Piece Maple Neck w/ Oil Finish
Fretboard: Flamed Maple Maple Fretboard
Inlays: Black Dots

Frets / Material: 21 Stainless Steel Medium Frets
Scale Length: 34,4“ / 875 mm
Nut Width: 1,929″/ 49 mm
String Spacing: 19 mm
Neck Radius: Compound 7.25″-12″ / 184 mm – 305 mm

Pickups: 2 Haeussel Handwired J-Bass Pickup
Electronic: Passive Electronics, 1x Vol, 1x Vol, 1x Tone

Weight: 3,57 kg / 7.89 lbs.

Hardware:

  • Hipshot Ultralight Tuning Machines
  • Vincent Stainless Steel Bridge, Semi String-Thru-Body Design
  • Vincent Carbon string holder with integrated string guide

Incl. Vincent Gigbag + Vincent Tool Set

In Stock     € 3090,00

Vincent Bass Akkurat 5

Body: Alder – Vincent TRUE TONE Comb-Chambered
Finish: High Gloss, black
Pickguard: Tortois

Neck: One-Piece Maple Neck w/ Oil Finish
Fretboard: Maple fretboard
Inlays: Black Dots

Frets / Material: 21 Stainless Steel Medium Frets
Scale Length: 34,4“ / 875 mm
Nut Width: 1,929″/ 49 mm
String Spacing: 19 mm
Neck Radius: Compound 7.25″-12″ / 184 mm – 305 mm

Pickups: Haeussel Handwired P-Bass Pickup
Electronic: Passive Electronics, 1x Vol, 1x Tone

Weight: 3,58 kg / 7.89 lbs.

Hardware:

  • Hipshot Ultralight Tuning Machines
  • Vincent Stainless Steel Bridge, Semi String-Thru-Body Design
  • Vincent Carbon string holder with integrated string guide

Incl. Vincent Gigbag + Vincent Tool Set

In Stock    € 2990,00

Build your dream Vincent!

Both models – Metropol (J-type) and Akkurat (P-type or PJ-type) – can be configured as 4 or 5 string basses with the options which are listed below.

Please contact us if you have any questions !
We will be happy to advise you in person, by phone or video chat.

Colors

Sparkling Farben Aufpreis 100,00€

Pickguards

Fretboards

Pickupcover

Available Basses

Akkurat 4

Akkurat PJ 5

Metropol 4 Fretless

Metropol 5

Body: Alder
Finish: Terracotta
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Hals: Maple, oiled
Griffbrett: Katalox

available in 6 weeks

Body: Alder
Finish: Willow
Pickguard:
white
Hals: Maple, oiled
Griffbrett: Flamed Maple

available in 6 weeks

Body: Alder
Finish: Bronze
Pickguard:
Mint
Hals: Maple, oiled
Griffbrett: fretless Katalox

available in 6 weeks

Body: Alder
Finish: Weiß
Pickguard:
Tortoise
Hals: Maple, oiled
Griffbrett: Flamed Maple

available in 6 weeks

Metropol 5

Akkurat PJ 4

Tribute PJ MK2

Akkurat PJ 5

Body: Alder
Finish: Emerald
Pickguard:
Creme Perloid
Hals: Maple, oiled
Griffbrett: Katalox

available in 6 weeks

Body: Alder
Finish: Zabaione
Pickguard:
black
Hals: Maple, oiled
Griffbrett: Maple

available in 6 weeks

Body: Alder
Finish: Black
Pickguard:
Mint
Hals: Maple, oiled
Griffbrett: Olive

available in 6 weeks

Body: Alder
Finish: Deep Ocean
Pickguard:
white
Hals: Maple, oiled
Griffbrett: Maple

available in 6 weeks