“We built a total of 10 prototype basses, the earliest dating back to 2006 – and finally in 2011 the time came to launch the final design! With the help of Markus Setzer, an unbelievably awesome bass player and a dear friend of mine who joined me in the design process, we’ve reached for the stars to create the perfect bass. We’ve worked really hard, and we did meet our estimated deadline – the official launch of the Steambass was held at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2011, and I’m proud to announce the Steambass is now available to order!” – Juha Ruokangas
The Steambass is available in two versions – Classic and DeLuxe. The Classic comes with Alder body and the DeLuxe with Spanish Cedar body accompanied with Arctic Birch top. Both models have a bolt-on thermo treated Maple neck and your choice of fretboard of our well seasoned Rosewood, Ebony, Maple or Arctic Birch.