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F-Bass BN-5 Inca Gold. 1 of 18

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Jakeahearts, Feb 25, 2014.

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  1. Jakeahearts

    Jakeahearts Supporting Member

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    I have a 2002 F-Bass with an Inca Gold finish. It's one of 18 produced by George Furlanetto (Mr. F-Bass). Here is the email I got from George today:

    Hi Eddy
    That is the 18th instrument (18), started in March (03) for the year 2002 (02)
    Shipped Dec 11, 2002

    That is part of a special run of NY5, custom made for Jimmy Coppolo when he ran the NY Guitar and Bass Boutique
    He wanted reverse heads placement, heavier ash, smaller vintage fretwire, solid custom colours, Hipshot heads.
    Maple fretboard, Northern ash body, chrome hardware, Inca Gold finish


    Thanks
    George Furlanetto

    F Bass Inc
    16 McKinstry Street
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8L 6C1
    Tel: 905-522-1582

    There are a few places where finish is fading and stress fractures in the paint is showing (around the bridge pickup). These are pretty small and not visible from several feet away. As you may or may not know, F-Bass use a very thin coat of paint on their basses so this is not uncommon at all.

    None of which affect the sound quality of this bass! This a funk or slap monster! The B string is extremely full. The action is very low without buzz. I think it could go even lower if desired.

    I've made the price pretty low since it isn't perfect - $1800 shipped to the lower 48 PayPal accepted.

    As George said it has a "heavier ash" body. So, it weighs 10.8 lbs, but it is balanced well. No neck dive.

    Here's a chance to own a quality F-Bass instrument at a decent price!

    Details:

    Nut Width : 45mm (1 3/4")
    Width at Last Fret 80mm (3 1/8")
    Fingerboard Radius 10" - 16"
    Scale Length 34.5"
    Number of Frets 22
    String Spacing at Bridge 19mm (3/4")
    Neck Wood 3 piece quarter-sawn maple
    Fingerboard Wood Quarter-sawn maple
    Body Wood Ash
    Tuners Satin Hipshot tuners
    Bridge Chrome Hipshot B Style
    Knobs Chrome
    Pickups Two F Bass stacked, single coil/hum-cancelling, magnetic pickups
    Strings DR Hi-Beam


    More Pictures can be seen at:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/113634724156811301414/Feb252014?authkey=Gv1sRgCNiGiOyjvu7ZgQE

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    Bump This is over $500 cheaper than most BN-5's...
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    Sunday price drop $1800.
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    This is the lowest priced Fbass on TB.
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    Wow ! Great deal. But I'm out of gas. Huhuhu.
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    FYI - The frets are in great shape and so is the truss rod.
    Here are a couple of links on YouTube from fellow Seattle bassist Dean Schmidt. He borrowed this BN5 a while back for a gig. It was recorded with a smart phone or similar so it's not pristine but not bad either. Bass solos are at the end of the recordings...



    thanks,
    Eddy
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    PM sent.
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    By the way, the only trade I would consider is a Pedulla Pentabuzz.
    All PMs answered.
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    No more holds without down payment. Sorry.
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    F-Bass has been sold...
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