The Michael Kelly Element 4Q is the perfect hard-working, every-day, gigging bass guitar. Designed it with a level of simple elegance that is a nod to vintage, but then tweaked it with a number of thoughtful upgrades to modernize it for the demands of today's player. The body shaping and contours have been evolved for more access and added comfort.
The pickups, controls, and electronics are another area where extensive testing and enhancements produced an amazing result. The pickups were developed specifically for the MK Element bass line by Rockfield and they have an over-wound classic pickup sonic performance. Blended with the newly-developed Element Active Circuit that has been carefully tweaked to provide a modern sonic profile.
Also key to the design was allowing excellent user customization potential using the onboard controls. Those controls include offering a stacked tone pot with separate treble and bass controls. There is also a blend via a blend knob to sweep from one pickup to the other or varying degrees of each. Also included is a bypass switch allowing quick switching from active to a very vintage passive tone.
Body & Neck
Top Material: Quilt Maple
Body Material: Alder
Fretboard Radius: 9.5"
Position Inlays: Gray Dots
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.63" (41.4mm)
Tuning Machines: MK Die Cast
Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
Hardware & Electronics
Bridge: MK Stealth Diecast Deluxe
Pickguard: White Pearloid
Boutique Mod: Full Control Mod: Master Volume, Pickup Blend, Stacked Tone (Bass Tone And Treble Tone)
Pickups: Pair Of Rockfield® 4SW (Voiced Specifically For The Element Bass)
Electronics: Element Active Circuit With Passive Bypass Toggle Switch
Control Knobs: Chrome
Factory Fitted Strings