The Musicvox Space Cadet features a triple-bound mahogany body with a maple neck. It sports a three-tone sunburst finish with neck-through construction and twin double truss rods for neck reinforcement.
The maple neck hosts a rosewood fingerboard with large block Pearloid inlays.
The 12-string bass has a 34” scale and a wide neck. The string spacing is generous enough for aggressive players to dig in.
The triple-bound headstock is hefty and will lead to neck dive. The bridge is custom cast by Musicvox with eight fully adjustable saddles.
The electronics feature specially designed active/passive bass humbuckers. There are two outputs – passive and active – if you want to separate signals to different amps.
But expect neck dive and the usual adjustment curve as you figure out how to work with the string spacing and additional strings.
The Musicvox bass is one of those inexpensive imports for curious musicians. It is a solid 12-string bass for the price, which scores well on build quality but could benefit from better electronics and a personalized string gauge.
Either way, you could easily swap the pickups and make a monster out of it.
The three-piece laminate neck is reinforced with a carbon fiber strip and two-way truss rods for neck adjustments. The Ebony fretboard hosts Jumbo frets with Mother of Pearl inlays.
The off-centered strap button ensures there is no neck dive, which is a remarkable achievement for a 12-string bass.
The bass has a 34” scale, the standard for 12-vers. Other notable features include a Dean 12-string bridge set, Gotoh GB 350 + Stealth tuners, Buffalo horn nut, and white binding.
As for the electronics, the 12-string bass is fitted with a Lace Alumitone Bass Bar (neck) and Lace Alumitone Death Bar (bridge). They are splittable humbuckers with dual outputs i.e., each pickup has a dedicated output jack.
The control panel features stacked pots (Volume and Tone) for each pickup and a 2-way pickup selector to toggle between humbucker and single-coil mode.