price drop FS/FT Boulder Creek 5 String Fretless ABG w/extras
Another Price Drop... Let's lower it to $550 shipped with hardshell case and with the Acousticore Strings (and the brass strings).
This bass is a Like new Boulder Creek EBR3-N5F Acoustic/Electric 5-String Fretless (with lines) Bass with
Boulder Creek A8295 Deluxe Acoustic Bass Case.
Strung with Thomastik AB345 Acousticore Phosphor Bronze wound nylon strings (I will also include the original unused D'addario brass strings it came with)
The bass sells for $699 or more with no case and with brass strings
The case sells for $129
The upgraded acousticore Strings sell for $105
Trades I am interested in (I can trade a little cash one way or the other)
NXT Electric Upright
maybe some other type of EUB
Carvin AC5 (fretted or fretless)
Carvin AC4 (fretted or Fretless)
Maybe a Godin A4 or A5
I am not interested in another jumbo body acoustic or any kind of regular electric bass
The bass is in like new condition. I have owned it for 6 months. Other than playing it at home It has been played at practice with my church band a few times and used to perform live at the church a few times. I also had it in the studio for a little demo reel work.
No scratches, marks, issues buckle rash etc... it looks, feels and smells brand new.
The case has a few scuffs and white streaks... minor cosmetic wear. The strings have a little use (several light practices and several light live performances of one or two songs each time).
I am selling because it's not comfortable enough for me to play while standing up for a long time. I have recently found out this is a common problem with most jumbo body acoustic basses. they are so deep to emit sound that your arm has to reach over the body to play it. I have talked to many TB members and this is generally true with Guild, Martin, Breedlove etc... It also has some typical acoustic guitar neck dive as well but it's so light that's not a big deal.
Sound wise the bass is everything I was looking for. You can hear yourself unplugged which was important to me for songwriting and playing around my house with sleeping kids. It sounds very good unplugged and is known to be one of the loudest ABG's unplugged (with the brass strings on it) up there with the Tacoma Thunderchief basses. The Acousticore strings are quieter unplugged but make such a great sound plugged in.
FYI... No you cannot get enough volume to play unplugged with acoustic guitars at full strum volume but with the brass strings you could jam with some guys playing at a "front porch" level of volume. This bass is one of the loudest unplugged ABD's on the market. You can get enough volume to learn songs and play along with songs from a radio, mp3 etc... and hear yourself because of the upward facing soundhole.
Plugged in this baby is a powerhouse capable of a huge variety of sounds with no feedback problems. I can make it sound warm and woody with some upright bass type character yet also get a great new age kind of sound and a nice Jazz sound. Very flexible.
The craftsmanship is stellar. The finish is a satin that is so smooth and the neck is so comfortable. Inside the bass you can see great attention to detail even in the hidden corners. Very well made basses.
Built in tuner (works great)
XLR jack and 1/4" jack
Fretless fingerboard is lined ( a great first fretless to learn on)
Top is Cedar, sides and back are Mahogany
9 volt battery easy to replace.
This is a link to the fretted version... this guy (Wladek Foltynski) plays a nice solo...
This is a foreign language review of the fretless version but for sound demo purposes he plays it both plugged in and unplugged.
Some Pics to the actual bass...
here is Ed Friedland and Brian Fox's opinion of the Boulder Creek basses.
may also be interested in a Zeta crossover or some other type of EUB.
Price drop bump.
Discount for local orlando pickup
Bumpin this sweet acoustic bass
Funny, I've always wanted a Boulder Creek, but by the time it's become available, I'm not really needing an acoustic. Great bass, though.
The good news is they look, sound and feel better than you can imagine until you experience one in person.
it it had frets, i'd bite. i also like this one...
I'm not a great player but learning fretless was so easy with the lined neck. Although after a week I was just using the markers on the side of the neck and I don't need to see the lines anymore.
I've never heard one in person; don't tempt my GAS. :D :help:
I found the EUB I want to buy and a great
TB member is holding it for me for a little bit.
New low price of 650 shipped with case and huge string upgrade. Send some offers
I must say.....
I had a Guild B50 for years. Loved it. I sold it a few years ago because I had totally switched over to upright. I recently had a gig that sort of called for an acoustic bass guitar and I ended up getting a Boulder Creek off Craigslist. It blows the coveted and much more costly B50 completely away. I am very, very delighted with the instrument. Folks looking for an ABG should check these out.
Very cool of you to chime in Boombloom... Thanks!
I think someone will be very happy with this bass.
Saturday morning bump...
Make an offer... I found the EUB I want but I gotta move this bass out first!
Drink that Sunday morning coffee and then make an offer on this bass
$600 shipped with brass strings on her and $650 with the acousticore (and brass strings) for a like new bass with a very nice case.
This bass looks good, sounds good, plays good and it's almost like new!
A great first fretless bass too!
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