Bite Roxanne review

The Austrian luthiers have a novel, customer-driven approach to bass-building – reflected in this Sting tribute model

Bite Roxanne
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Guitar World Verdict

Bite Guitars puts custom bass guitars within reach of your average player. The Roxanne might be one of the louder designs but at heart it offers a traditional P-style feel, albeit with fresh spin on the tones.


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    Friendly, playable design.

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    A fresh look for the P-style bass with a familiar feel.

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    Excellent finish.

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    Reverse split-coil gives it a very glassy top end.

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    Affordable custom options.


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    None, but the graphic and headstock won't be for everyone.

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We’ve all dreamed of having a custom bass guitar one day, and in today’s digitally-managed world, it seems that most bass players with medium-sized budgets can afford one. 

The first time we heard of an online configurator for a custom bass was by Sandberg – credit where it’s due – and now the same concept is available from Bite Guitars, whose website offers you the chance to design a bass with a ton of different materials and sound options. 

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