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Our goal is to manufacture high quality, great looking and affordable bass guitars for both left-handed and right-handed musicians.
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In the summer of 1996 Co-Founder Sean Peterson received his very first bass guitar. He quickly realized that he would need a left-handed bass in order to play naturally. Throughout the years he purchased several left-handed basses and was never satisfied with the balance of cost vs quality. Lefty basses where either too expensive or so cheap that they where barely playable. 

For years he had a goal to one day bridge that gap and manufacture quality instruments that didn't cost a small fortune. With his 14 years of experience as a product designer and Mechanical Engineer he finally decided it was time to take his knowledge of developing products and combine them with his passion for the bass guitar. After some encouragement from a close friend they decided to pull the trigger and start Anomaly Instruments. 

Our mission with Anomaly is to manufacture high quality yet affordable instruments for both left-handed and right-handed musicians. We are able to do this by selling instruments directly to musicians and cutting out the middleman to pass the savings on to the customers. In addition we have partnered up with a small, quality instrument manufacturer which allows us to keep our overhead down to almost nothing. This saving is also passed on directly to the customer.  

Our goal with this Kickstarter campaign is to generate enough orders that we can meet our factories MOQ and get even more of a cost reduction by hitting that MOQ. Again that savings gets past on to our customer. 

Sean is truly a musician at heart and personally knows the struggles of being able to afford a quality instrument and his goal with Anomaly is to help support and encourage musicians and future musicians to get out there and create music with out the hurdle of being able to afford a decent instrument.  

The Product - Both avaliable in RH and LH versions.

Anomaly MK1 Natural

  • Sungkai Body w/ Burl Maple Veneer
  • 5 piece maple/rosewood neck w/ rosewood fretboard and mother of pearl square inlays
  • Active soapbar pickups w/ bass, mid, treble, balance and volume

 Anomaly MK1 Dark Natural 

  • Dark stained nato body w/ burl maple veneer 
  • 5 piece maple/rosewood neck w/ rosewood fretboard and mother of pearl square inlays 
  • Active soapbar pickups w/ bass, mid, treble, balance and volume
Bass Specs
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Anomaly T-Shirt

Anomaly T-shirt
Anomaly T-shirt

Anomaly String Mute 

Two sizes available: Small (4-string basses and 6-string guitars) Large (5 and 6 string basses and 7-8 string guitars)

String Mute
String Mute
String Mute Side
String Mute Side

Bass Sock 

Bass Sock
Bass Sock
Bass Socks
Bass Socks

 Thoughts on our Bass from Players (we will be adding more throughout the campaign so keep an eye out) -  

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Risks and challenges

Investing in a startup is always risky, but with Anomaly and the products that we make, that risk is pretty minimal. Our product does not require any expensive tooling, long unforeseeable lead times or large overhead costs. Our manufacturing partners have been very successful making quality instruments for many, many years. With several years of experience in consumer goods, we understand what it takes to successfully bring products to market.

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    WE SUPPORT YOU

    You respect what we are doing and just want to support what we are all about.

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    Anomaly String Mutes

    2 String Mutes for your bass. These bad boys help dampen your strings while you're getting funky. Two sizes available.

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    • 2 String Mutes
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    Awesome Anomaly Shirt

    Awesome unisex Anomaly T-shirt. Sizes: S/M/L/XL/XXL

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    Bass Sock

    This bass sock looks good and keeps the dust off your bass while sitting in the corner on a stand. Put it on before you throw it in a case.

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    Bass Accessory Pack

    Functional Accessories for your bass. You get 2 string mutes and 1 Bass sock.

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    • 2 String Mutes
    • Bass Sock
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    Anomaly Swag Pack

    All the basics. You get a T-shirt, bass sock and 2 string mutes.

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    • Anomaly T-shirt
    • Bass Sock
    • 2 String Mutes
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    Super Early Bird

    First 3 backers will get to choose any model bass for $120 off of retail price. Lowest price we will ever offer. + String Mute and Bass Sock.

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    • Any model Anomaly bass
    • 1 String Mute
    • Bass Sock
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    Early Bird

    You will get to choose any model bass for $100 off of retail price. + String Mute and Bass Sock.

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    Anomaly MK1 Natural "Righty" Bass

    You will get our gorgeous MK1 Natural Right-Handed bass guitar at $70 off retail. + String Mute and Bass Sock.

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    • Anomaly MK1 Natural "Righty" Bass
    • 1 String Mute
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    Anomaly MK1 Natural "Lefty" Bass

    You will get our gorgeous MK1 Natural Left-Handed bass guitar at $70 off retail. + String Mute and Bass Sock.

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    • Anomaly MK1 Natural "Lefty" Bass
    • 1 String Mute
    • Bass Sock
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    Anomaly MK1 Dark Natural "Righty" Bass

    You will get our beautiful MK1 Dark Natural Right-Handed bass guitar at $70 off retail. + String Mute and Bass Sock.

    Includes:
    • Anomaly MK1 Dark Natural "Righty" Bass
    • 1 String Mute
    • Bass Sock
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    Anomaly MK1 Dark Natural "Lefty" Bass

    You will get our beautiful MK1 Dark Natural Left-Handed bass guitar at $70 off retail. + String Mute and Bass Sock.

    Includes:
    • Anomaly MK1 Dark Natural "Lefty" Bass
    • 1 String Mute
    • Bass Sock
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    Full Package - Natural "Righty"

    You get the MK1 Natural "Righty" with all the swag including the T-shirt, String Mute and Bass Sock.

    Includes:
    • Anomaly MK1 Natural "Righty" Bass
    • Anomaly T-shirt
    • 2 String Mutes
    • Bass Sock
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    Full Package - Natural "Lefty"

    You get the MK1 Natural "Lefty" with all the swag including the T-shirt, String Mute and Bass Sock.

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    • Anomaly MK1 Natural "Lefty" Bass
    • Anomaly T-shirt
    • 2 String Mutes
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    Full Package - Dark Natural "Righty"

    You get the MK1 Dark Natural "Righty" with all the swag including the T-shirt, String Mute andBass Sock.

    Includes:
    • Anomaly MK1 Dark Natural "Righty" Bass
    • Anomaly T-shirt
    • 2 String Mutes
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    Full Package - Dark Natural "Lefty"

    You get the MK1 Dark Natural "Lefty" with all the swag including the T-shirt, String Mute and Bass Sock.

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    • Anomaly MK1 Dark Natural "Lefty" Bass
    • Anomaly T-shirt
    • 2 String Mutes
    • Bass Sock
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