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Lionheart

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Launched in 2013, the Enfield Lionheart is a streamlined version of our flagship Cannon bass range. The Lionheart was originally designed as a way of showcasing our then new, Super-Quad pickup system, but soon created its own demand.


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Originally launched in 2013 and inspired by our former Cannon range of basses, the Lionheart has the same outer shape but with a more traditional body contour. Lionheart's are available in 4 and 5 string versions with a selection of standard options that are included within the base price. We do however also offer, a lot of customisation, all of which is priced accordingly.

Bodies are made from East Asian Mahogany as standard due to it's lightweight and resonant properties. However, we also offer custom timber options of Alder, Swamp Ash or 1/4" Figured Maple front and back on a Swamp Ash core.

The neck comes with a 5 piece laminate construction with premium North American Quarter sawn hard rock maple and phenolic stringers.

Phenolic fingerboards are fitted as standard for its stability and even tone and durability.

Side mounted contemporary speed jack is fitted as standard along with a 4 knob on-board Glockenklang preamp (2 band non-stacked)

Our standard models currently weigh around 3.5kg (7.7lb) - 4.00kg (8.8lb) for the 4 string, and 4.00kg (8.8lb) - 4.50kg (9.9lb) for the 5 string. However, for custom orders, weight can vary depending on the timbers chosen.

All Enfield basses come equipped with medium guage Elites Strings (40-60-80-100), unless requested otherwise.


Introducing for 2019, Lionheart ‘Air’ body option.

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LIONHEART ‘AIR’

In 2019 we launched our new Lionheart ‘Air’ body option.

This is a non pick-guarded version of our Lionheart Classic and makes for a fresh contemporary look whilst maintaining the core values of Enfield.


Electronics

All Lionhearts are fitted with the amazingly versatile Sims Super-Quad pickup system, an adaptation of our Super-8 pickup. Connected to our renowned Tri-Logic switching system, get ready for a whole world of tonal capabilities as the Super-Quads are your new all-inclusive tone generators. 

We teamed up with Glockenklang preamps for their glass-like clarity and ease of use and we offer their 2 or 3 band active onboard preamps to further enhance the capabilities of the Super-Quad pickups. Other preamps are available by request as a custom option.

Both preamp options come with a side mounted jack system. Although these are active preamps, passive mode can be engaged by the push/pull volume knob to achieve more old-school tones.


Hardware

The Lionheart comes with custom prepared, USA made Hipshot bridge and machine heads in Black/Nickel or Black/Gold, depending on your preferred hardware finish. Our custom prepared USA made A style Hipshot bridges have a string spacing of 18mm (0.718") for the 4 string and 17.5mm (0.687") for the 5 string.

We use Y key Hipshot HB6 machine heads to give the ultimate in stability with all the advantages of modern design and engineering that Hipshot do so well. We also offer a custom prepared USA made Hipshot String X-tender (drop tuner) as an upgrade.


Neck design

Our Lionheart Standard necks are made from a 5 piece laminate construction which includes premium North American quarter sawn hard rock Maple and Phenolic stringers. They are fitted with a double action truss rod as standard, with adjustment at the heel of the neck.

With its slim profile and clear satin silk feel, these necks are optimised for fast, fluid and comfortable playing. Gloss and alternative neck finishes are available by custom order if so desired. 

All Lionheart necks are fitted with 24 medium-jumbo frets, made out of 2.4mm (0.094") thick silver nickel, and custom made phenolic nuts are fitted as standard to ensure maximum sustain and balance across each string. Nut widths for our 4 string models are 40mm (1.574") and 5 strings are 51mm (2.008"), both with a depth of 21mm (0.827"). Our fretboards have a radius of 14" for the 4 string and 16" for the 5 string.

Our Lionheart basses come standard with a phenolic fingerboard with front face and side edge Dot Markers. Other fingerboard materials are available as well as block inlays are available as a custom option or custom designed inlays are available by specification. Fretboard LEDs are a popular alternative to standard fret markers

The Lionheart Standard necks come with a high-gloss black headstock facing, colour-coded headstocks available as a custom option.

The is no up charge for fretless necks. 

Headstock

The Lionheart inherited its stylish headstock shape from our Cannon bass range featuring machine head configurations of two-a-side (4 string) and three-over-two (5 string). This was designed to enable the bass's overall length to be as short as possible whilst still keeping it a headed bass. 

Machine heads come custom prepared and courtesy of Hipshot USA in either Black/Nickel or Black/Gold, depending on your chosen hardware finish.

Our factory-made Enfield string trees are also fitted as standard to ensure balanced string tension across each string for ultimate tonality.

Lionheart headstocks come with a clear satin lacquer finish to match the neck but colour coded headstocks and gloss options are available as a custom option.


 
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'English rose' neck option

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ABOUT

Our English Rose neck option can be fitted as an upgrade to both our Lionheart Classic and Air bodies.

With it's Solid Rosewood core precisely machined to our Standard neck profile, a Rosewood fingerboard is then applied to create a neck that not only sounds amazing but visually is beautiful too.

The fundamental tone structure that rosewood provides is enhanced lows and midrange content. This option is the absolute ultimate in warmth of tone and appearance.

SPECIFICATIONS

All English Rose necks come with Rosewood fretboards and Pearl dot inlays.

As with our Lionheart Standard, the following still apply to this custom neck option: 

  • The neck is the exact same shape and size.

  • Medium-slim profile with 24 medium-jumbo frets made out of 2.4mm (0.094") thick silver nickel.

  • Nut Width: 4 String - 40mm (1.574”) / 5 String - 51mm (2.008")

  • Double action truss rod with adjustment at heel.

  • Custom made Enfield string tees.

  • Custom prepared USA made Hipshot tuners, fitted as standard.

English Rose necks are available by custom order with any of our Lionheart Standard 4 and 5 string bodies.

 
 

 
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'Black Raven' neck option

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ABOUT

Our Black Raven neck option can be fitted as an upgrade to both our Lionheart Classic and Air bodies.

Our Black Raven neck option has been developed using the most up-to-date methods in the field of Carbon composite technology.

With it's Mahogany core precisely machined just 1mm smaller than our Standard neck profile, 3 layers of Carbon Fibre are vacuum formed around this tonewood core whilst high-impact phenolic resin is drawn through under pressure to create an extremely intimate and strong bond.

The fundamental tone structure that the carbon provides is an enhanced attack response, enabling the strings to vibrate and a brisker pace. This option is the absolute ultimate in the ways of neck stability, sustain and attack.

SPECIFICATIONS

All Black Raven necks come with Phenolic fretboards and Pearl dot inlays.

As with our Lionheart Standard, the following still apply to this custom neck option: 

  • The neck is the exact same shape and size.

  • Medium-slim profile with 24 medium-jumbo frets made out of 2.4mm (0.094") thick silver nickel.

  • Nut Width: 4 String - 42mm (1.574") / 5 String - 51mm (2.008")

  • Double action truss rod with adjustment at heel.

  • Custom made Enfield string tees.

  • Custom prepared USA made Hipshot tuners, fitted as standard.

Black Raven necks are available by custom order with any of our Lionheart Standard 4 and 5 string bodies.

 
 

Colours & Finishes

Our Lionheart basses come in a choice of our 6 standard colours: London Red, Rolling Tobacco, Orchard Cherry, Old White, River Blue and Spitfire Black
However, infinite custom colours and finishes are available by request from our Spray Shop. If Alder or Swamp Ash body timber options have been chosen then you can also have a clear coat to display the woods natural colour and grain. All colours are finished with a high gloss as standard, but a satin finish is available if desired.