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SOLD Custom Sage Bass (with better pictures!!)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by vegas532, Dec 9, 2012.


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  1. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

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    This is a beautiful handmade custom Sage Guitars bass. It is a richly figured Ash body with Spalted Maple top and matching headstock cap, Flamed Maple set neck with Wenge fingerboard, and custom Aguilar single coil pickups with an Aguilar OBP-3 preamp. I took a fingerboard pictures to show the inlay work. Ryan Welcome hand inlay metal and wood to give dot markers a very distinctive "cat's eye" appearance.The photos do not do this bass justice, it looks much nicer in person.
    It comes with a TKL 6136 Zero Gravity bass case and Dunlop Straploks. This bass list for about $3500 new! It's a great bass, but is criminally underplayed and I could use the money right now.

    I'm seeking $1500 or best offer.

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  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    Love those inlays.
     
  3. kylej7

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    A free bump for you, Ryan makes great instruments. I love my Sage 5er.
     
  4. loopee

    loopee Gold Supporting Member

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    how much does it weigh? It's a 32" scale right?
     
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  6. dream_theater

    dream_theater Supporting Member

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    I just got out of the shower, but now I need to step back in after seeing this bass.
     
  7. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

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    It weighs about 7lbs., it's REALLY light!
     
  8. loopee

    loopee Gold Supporting Member

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    WOW wish it was 30" and I had some $$ left
     
  9. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

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    Remeasured it today and it actually is a 34" scale. I thought it was shorter because it's so easy to reach the first position on this bass.
     
  10. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

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    It looks like he rigged the battery cover to be held in place with magnets like Sheldon Dingwall does. Cool. GLWS!
     
  11. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

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    The Battery cover is held in with two standard screws, but the two holes are to keep you from marring up the finish with the good old "screwdriver pry".
     
  12. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

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    Aha! 'nuther free bump...:cool:
     
  13. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Mr. Majestic Swamp Ash Supporting Member

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    Love Sage basses. Ryan did the finish on my Callowhill, amazing builder. Aren't those pickups Aeros?
     
  14. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

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    Ryan told me that they were specially made Aguilars.
     
  15. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Mr. Majestic Swamp Ash Supporting Member

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    Might be.....on the Sage Guitar facebook page, it just says it's routed for Aero Singles.
     
  16. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

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  17. richbass

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    Nice bass!! I have had 2 sage basses. Does the bass have a passive mode?
     
  18. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

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    No, it doesn't.
     
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  20. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

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    Possible deal pending on this!
     
  21. vegas532

    vegas532 Supporting Member

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    Sage is sold! Thanks, Jin!
    Lockin' her up, boys!
     

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