513 Electro-acoustic chordophones; 542 Digital control sources and interfaces

One Peavey Midibase™, made by Peavey Electronic Corporation, Meridian, Mississippi, U.S.A., circa 1993. An electric bass guitar with an optional feature of playing into midi code, and triggering other instruments or computers that have midi input. Inscribed on the top: ‘Midibase™’ and stamped on the back of the headstock (serial number) ‘06398701’ and inscribed ‘U.S. PATENT NO. 4,237,944/HANDCRAFTED IN THE USA’. The solid body of white plastic with two asymmetrical cutaways and three black plastic plates screwed to the back and covering the cavities. The neck and integral headstock of maple made in two halves. Black plastic fretboard with mother-of-pearl dot inlay and 21 frets. 4 overwound strings, each with midi pickup. Two analogue pickups, data switch, midi volume control, regular bass volume control, analogue balance control, and analogue tone, all on treble side of the top. LED display on the side of the upper cutaway. Midibase cable input jack and analogue ¼in. audio output jack on the base of the instrument. Four closed inline metal tuning heads in the shape of wing nuts.

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