L.e.H. Guitars

Offset 4

The Bass

The Offset 4

LEH Guitars is proud to announce their new flagship bass: the Offset 4-String. This instrument features an offset alder body with a maple burl top, strategic chambering in the body to reduce weight and prevent neck dive, 21 frets, a hand-carved maple neck, a “design patented” 3-knob slider preamp design, Nordstrand Audio NP-4A and Big Rig pickups, a custom-wired Nordstrand Audio 3-band preamp, Hipshot and Gotoh hardware, and a Pat Wilkins finish.

Not a novelty: the first thing you’ll notice about the LEH 4-String is the unique 3-knob slider preamp. At the root of the system is a 3-band Nordstrand Preamp, modified for boost only with three Bornes faders. “A fader is a more visual way to dial in your eq,” notes Lisa Ellis Hahn (the LEH in LEH guitars). “Knobs can be hard to see onstage and it’s easy to second guess your settings. With sliders, you can instantly “see” your sound.” The bass also features a stepped heel allowing players unfettered, comfortable access to the upper frets.

“This bass has been in my imagination for years,” says Hahn. “After playing it and hearing it in the hands of much better players, I’ve been impressed with its tone and versatility. My favorite thing is the sustain goes on and on: This is partly the oversized neck-to-body joint, but it’s really the sum of all the parts.”

For direct purchase or custom order.

Specs:

  • 21 frets, 34" Scale

  • Weight reduced body with chambers towards the neck only for improved balance

  • 1.5" nut width 12" fingerboard radius

  • 18mm Gotoh Quick Release Bridge

  • Nordstrand 3 band preamp custom wired to “boost only” with graphic fader EQ

  • Hipshot Ultralite Tuners

  • Thin but durable poly finish on the body. Super thin, breathable matte nitro finish on the neck

  • High mass headstock to prevent dead spots and make you look super cool

  • Base cost $3700 ($4000 as pictured)