Willcox Guitars Expands Its Line of Saber HexFX Basses…
Willcox Guitars, an acclaimed instrument manufacturer and a leading innovator in guitar and bass pickups through its proprietary LightWave Optical Pickup System, announces the expansion of its exceedingly popular MIDI compatible Saber HexFX line of basses with new limited edition models.
Willcox had originally only offered HexFX technology with the UltraBlack finish of their now discontinued Saber SL Bass line without the anticipation of how immensely desired this specific model would be for players looking for a reliable MIDI bass interface. Based on this success Willcox is unveiling an array of four gorgeous new finish options including Limelight Green, Highlight Yellow, Firelight Red, and Phantom Black. These new models and the existing UltraBlack version also include a contemporary carbon fiber style faceplate that adds a fresh aesthetic element to complement the modern finishes. All models are available in both 4 and 5-string options.
Willcox’s proprietary HexFX technology integrated with the patented LightWave Optical Pickup System, provides individual string outputs, along with a summed mono output, to a 13-pin DIN connector. The resulting output enables full synth access from an electric bass, individual string processing and modeling, as well as the use of a fanout box. The optical pickup technology provides immediate, zero-latency tracking, and no false triggering. With this system and a GK-Protocol enabled processor, a player can use the HexFX bass to control any hardware or software synth.
Founder & CEO Chris Willcox remarked,“Our HexFX instruments have been very popular due to their exceptional performance and versatility, so we decided to do a Saber HexFX Limited Edition, featuring some bold new colors and a contemporary faceplate. Because of the immense popularity of HexFX, we plan to offer it as an option on all guitar and bass models going forward.”