I've had this bass for a little over 4 years. It's been through a lot with me...school, gigs in NYC and Boston, a tour in Mexico. I love this bass but it's time for a new home as I've just received my new Ristola 6 and I don't need two. Here are the details:
-33" scale Ristola 6 string bass guitar (the B string is massive!)
-16.5mm string spacing at the bridge
-2" nut width
-cherry wood body and top
-maple/purpleheart 5 piece neck
-26 fret acrilcyzed ebony fingerboard with cherry fingerboard dots
-small vintage size fret wire
-Bartolini dual coil pickups
-Nordstrand preamp (wired volume/pickup pan/passive tone/bass/mid w/push/pull for mid freq.)
-David King wooden knobs (will come with extra knobs as I used to have a different preamp with stacked knobs)
-fully adjustable ebony ramp between the pickups
-there are two switches on the bass...they are inactive. I didn't need the extra features so they were disconnected. They could easily be rewired if one wanted.
-10.8 pounds...a very comfortable weight with my leather strap. Never weighed it until now, never really noticed the weight. The balance makes it very comfortable.
A basic gig bag comes with the bass.
The bass is definitely used. It has marks on the headstock and at the butt end of the bass. I will get pictures by Tuesday of everything. This is not for someone looking for a pristine looking bass. This is a world class instrument for a great price. I just want to pass it on to someone that will play the hell out of it and enjoy it for years to come. (pics added below)
Here are a couple of videos of me with the bass to get an idea of how it sounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ_8E_R7JKc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI_U8gHcqw4
Here's a couple of soundclips: https://soundcloud.com/andrewdow/cho...winter-live-on
...about 3 minutes in to hear the unaffected bass.... https://soundcloud.com/andrewdow/sel...rio-yalniz-kiz
US sale only unless you're willing to pay the shipping. I'll let this go for $2100 shipped in the States. If you're local I'll give you a better deal so I don't have to ship it. No trades please. I'd just like to sell it outright. When I bought it I paid around $3500 for it. This was a very custom instrument from Brian. Also, Brian Ristola's prices have recently gone up, and for good reason. His basses are on par with anything out there. www.ristolainstruments.com
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks so much.