Dating fender jazz bass
The Eclipse sported two Seymour Duncan mini-humbucking pickups with three-way select, one volume and one tone control.
The bridge was a Wilkinson Hardtail Wrap Around, and the nut a Lubritrak.
This was essentially the same as the Archtop Artist, except it lacked body and fingerboard binding, and had dot inlays.
The original version also had a Wilkinson Wrap Around bridge, although by ’97 this had changed to a finetune bridge and stop tailpiece.
A mini-toggle bypassed the volume control for instant lead mode.
The Eclipse (Model GECS) was a new asymmetrical offset double-cutaway design with short horns, the upper somewhat larger and rounded, the lower more pointed, and a rounded lower bout.
The Mirage Maple Top disappeared after only a year.
Artist Archtop, et al In ’95 Hamer introduced the Artist Archtop (Model GATA), the Studio Archtop Artist, and the new version of the Cruise Bass.
The new version (Model BCRS) was redesigned to have a much more rounded form, much closer to a Fender bass design, just slightly more exaggerated waists.
The upper horn remained extended, but was much thicker.
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The Mirage was equipped with three Seymour Duncan single-coil-sized humbuckers (all perpendicular to the strings) – a Hot Rail at the bridge and two split-rail Vintage Rails.