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SOLD Bass VI project *STUNNING*

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by lpcarter, Dec 9, 2012.

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  1. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    Here is arguably the most beautiful instrument that I own. It's a Warmoth build, and I did everything in my power to do it up right.

    It's a bound ash body, wenge neck and a beautiful figured ebony fretboard. A mastery bridge, Curtis Novak pickup with a coil tap (JM-180), a custom ebony/bloodwood stack knob (volume/tone) The pickguard is finished oak ply, semi transparent to the naked eye.

    These pictures made the teal burst look darker at center than it really is. It's a standard teal burst, lighter in the middle.

    There are a few scratches and a nick on the back, I tried to photograph it all.

    The headstock logo reads "Manta Ray BASS VI", my girlfriend at the time told me it looked like a manta ray, and the name stuck.

    Phenomenal instrument. If you're a fan of the bass VI, this one is for you...just in time for Christmas! Shipped in a gigbag, paypal okay. Looking for


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  2. tmoney61092


    Sep 15, 2009
    What makes it a project? I made a Bass VI myself and have to say they're pretty incredible instruments
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  4. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    Oh, just that it was a warmoth build. Self assembled and wired, pickguard was made by hand
  5. jbiscuti

    jbiscuti Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    New York City
    Endorsing Artist: Grolsch Strap Locks
  6. Bump for a great build
  7. Apologies for my obvious ignorance, but I'm curious enough to ask, what makes this a bass? Looks like a regular guitar to me.
  8. change-jug


    Oct 11, 2008
    It`s a bass because of the tuning,E to E,one octave lower(like a bass). It should also have a 30` scale neck,longer than a guitar neck.
    Awesome build man!
  9. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    Thanks! And I would like to confirm the scale length at 30". I should have included that in the OP
  10. 77PBass

    77PBass Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    Any sound clips?
  11. I just got rid of my Dano VI... anyone considering a Hellcat should definitely give this a long look. Cooler than a Fender VI, better setup than a Hellcat, more solid than a Dano.. good luck bump!
  12. electracoyote

    electracoyote Supporting Member

    As a fan of extended range basses, baritones, and hybrids, that is really nice.
  13. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    Thanks guys! Hellcats are cool, i decided either that or a build. Build was a good choice!

    I'll work on clips
  14. Guessing it's a US only shipping? No harm to ask i guess =]
  15. wfmandmusic

    wfmandmusic Banned

    Jul 26, 2011
  16. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    I have shipped abroad before, i think it's about $50 more expensive depending on where in the world.

  17. Bongokid


    Sep 28, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Damn, I really I wish I had the coin for this bad boy. I know right after Christmas I'd have it. HAHA, hope to see this one again when I amoed up.
  18. rduval


    Jul 21, 2009
    What does it weigh?
  19. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
    I don't have a scale at home but it's not all that big, and it's ash. I would guess it's in the 8s? Low 8?

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