Okay... here's one you don't see everyday!
This was my first octave bass, and is still a favorite. The only reason I'm even considering selling it is to help fund a beautiful old BC Rich Bich Supreme 8-string that I have a crack at. It's really a different animal than the Bich, however, and so I may pull this listing if I end up moving some other items in its place.
Features and characteristics:
- Handmade construction that rivals the quality of some of the American brands of this era, such as Alembic and BC Rich (believe me... I have both)
- Beautiful playing neck. This one is 1 11/16" at the nut, and has a fast, shallow "C" profile. Capable of very low action
- 32" mid scale (most of the 8s of this era were either short or mid scale)
- The cosmetic condition is fantastic, with only a couple minor blems. Excellent for its age. The worst chip is in the finish on the bass side of the neck pocket - will post a photo of this
- The bass features an active setup, and the electronics work perfectly. There is a two band EQ (bass/treble), volume, varitone, 3-way pickup switch, and active/passive bypass switch. The varitone switch is a tad noisy when switching between tones, but not anything to be concerned with (it's a sealed switch, otherwise I would have cleaned it). The quality/caliber of the wiring and parts is pretty "top shelf" - very nice work that rivals the competing brands mentioned above
- The bass has been setup well, and is running a recent set of D'Addario EXL-170-8s
- Bridge is solid brass with sustain block recessed into the body (ala Alembic). It has eight saddles and allows for proper intonation of the octave strings
- Frets show hardly any wear at all. Don't think this was played much prior to my ownership
- Comes with original HSC
- The only negative is that the D octave tuner is missing the little circular back cover (will post a photo of this later). It still functions perfectly, and never bothered me - otherwise I would've replaced it
Price and terms: $999 including shipping/insurance to the lower 48 via USPS.
I can accept payment via Paypal, Postal MO, or wire.
I will consider International shipping; however the buyer will need to assume some risk due to USPS insurance limits. Message me here to discuss.
Not seeking trades at this time.
Thank you for looking!