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SOLD Charles Cote 5 String Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by blueflamerick, Nov 29, 2012.


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  1. Late 90's Charles Cote 5 string bass for sale. Made in the USA. Bass is in great condition with just a little bit of player wear.

    This bass has a 34" scale, a bolt-on maple/pao ferro neck/fretboard that measures 1 15/16" at the nut, 2 3/4" at the 12th fret, and 3 3/16" at the 24th fret. It has 19 mm string spacing. Tuners are Gotoh.

    The body has a beautiful bird's eye maple top. It has Cote soap bar pickups, a 9 volt HAZ preamp, active/passive switching. Bridge is a BadAss V.

    Comes with a TKL hardshell case.

    $750 obo, plus actual shipping costs.

    More pictures at http://s218.photobucket.com/albums/cc287/blueflamerick/CharlesCoteBass/. Thanks for looking. My Ebay username is also blueflamerick, where I have 100% positive feedback and a score of 350.

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  2. Joel Graham

    Joel Graham Exiting Gracefully

    Feb 1, 2004
    Anything made by Charles Cote' is/are rarer than hen's teeth! GLWTS!!
     
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  4. jacochops

    jacochops

    Jul 2, 2000
    Suzhou, China
    I used to be Chuck's sales rep. These basses are really the TRUTH! If I was a 5 string guy, I'd snap this up today. GLWTS! The basses play like butter, and the TONE!!!! Amazing. Someone's gonna get the deal of the century!
     
  5. chinjazz

    chinjazz Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2002
    Atlantic Beach, FL
    BUMP For a great bass, by a truly Great Mr. Cote!
     
  6. roadrunner

    roadrunner Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2004
    New Mexico, USA
  7. Dvlv2002

    Dvlv2002

    Aug 10, 2012
    Any luck selling your Charles Cote Bass? I searched your items on eBay, and didn't see the guitar listed. I'm asking because I too have a Charles Cote bass for sale. I'm not much of a bass guy:meh:, I got this bass from a trade. I just know it's a fretless Charles Cote, I believe pre-1995 because I can't find a serial number for it. It's a beautiful bass and sounds amazing! I have no need for it since I don't play bass, so I would like to sell it to someone that will appreciate it!

    I'm only asking $500 plus $50 shipping. I have it listed on eBay (seller name: dolphins*). It's hard to find information on the internet, other than some history on Charles Cote. Can't find too many people that actually own one of his basses.

    Anyway, hope you had good luck with your sale!
     
  8. Sufenta

    Sufenta Trudging The Happy Road of Destiny

    Mar 14, 2002
    The Signpost Up Ahead.
    Wow! Rare indeed. I had Charles make me a fmt R5 and my "will-never-sell" Continuum 4. The R5 is/was a great bass. Put it on consignment at BNW and got quite a bit more for it than the asking price on this one (in less than a month). So great deal here. GLWTS.
     
  9. No luck yet. Thanks guys.
     
  10. What's the balance like on this?
     
  11. Great balance. No neck dive at all.
     
  12. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Wow, rare. I thought Cotes had Smith pre's.
     
  13. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Disclosures:
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Same here. I thought they had Mighty Mite p'ups and Smith pres.
     
  14. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    'chuck, not sure if you got to hear Jon Roberts' Cote (from 800East, bassist/producer), his looked identical and it had the Might p/ups and the Smith pre, killin tone.
     
  15. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Disclosures:
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Yeah, I did. Jon is actually a close friend.
     
  16. BigDaddyB

    BigDaddyB

    Feb 27, 2003
    West Monroe, LA
    Is there enough room on the truss rod to completely flatten the neck? I play crazy low action and have been looking for another fretted bass.
     
  17. There is plenty of thread on the truss rod to adjust the neck however you want it.
     
  18. ialma

    ialma Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    South Italy



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