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SOLD FBass BN6F Fretless, Neck thru, w/18mm Spacing

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ElMon, May 12, 2012.


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  1. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

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    Love this bass. Tonally speaking the best fretless I've owned, including Renaissance/MTD/Modulus/Pedulla Pentabuzz. The amount of variance with only your attack/hand position is huge, to the point where a heavy handed player would have to spend a while to tamper their attack. The amount of the coveted 'mwah' that's in this bass makes it better suited to someone with a light right hand.

    Only reason I'm selling is that for my preferences the 18mm spacing feels awkward after switching on stage from my 19mm Sadowsky Metro UV5 and that the upper horn on these basses is longer so that the first position and nut of the bass are closer to your body. For me, playing in the middle of the neck and having my left arm closer to my body was awkward. First position playing felt super comfortable though.

    Other specs:

    Maple neck with Wenge/stringers
    Body wings of Basswood
    3Band pre with active/passive switch but NO hum bucker mode. I believe this is set as single coil.
    Comes with FBass Gig Bag

    I bought this bass used from George F about two months ago. He had it selling for just under $3300 as a completely passive bass. I sent $500 to have a preamp put in and another $150 in shipping.

    Want to get $3700 shipped. Contl US only



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  2. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

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    Bass has an ALDER body.

    And it does have 18mm spacing, even though the below ad lists otherwise

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  3. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

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    It's listed as 19mm but George emailed me to make sure I would still want it if it were 18mm. It measures, from center string to center string exactly 23/32nds on my machinist's ruler, which is 18mm.

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    Nut width is 2.093" on this bass, and on normal FBass BN6's they are typically measuring in at 2.125".
     
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  6. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

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    Reasons for Selling:

    1) Realized that the ergonomics and tone of Roger Sadowsky's Basses are perfect for me, and that I just need to quit $%&*'ing around with other brands.

    2) I have a rather unique Sadowsky Fretless on order with Roger and Co and the sale of this bass needs to pay for it.

    That is IT. Otherwise this is the best fretless I've ever laid my hands on, including Rick Turner/Modulus/Roscoe/Fender/MTD/Smith/etc. Working on some clips. Dusting off my fretless chops before I embarass myself.
     
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    Very nice!
     
  9. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

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    Thanks! Hope that Modulus is working out for ya.
     
  10. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

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  11. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

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    Possible trades plust cash that I'd accept, plus cash in most cases:

    Metro/NYC Sadowsky basses 5 string

    6 string Roscoe fretted

    MTD 6'er

    Lakland Skyline Hollowbody

    Rob Allen unlined 5.

    Stingray Classic 5

    Pre Gibson Tobias stuff

    Ken Smith 5 or 6.

    I'll think of more later.
     
  12. ElMon

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  13. hyperba55

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    Duuuuuuuuddddeeeeee .....

    I have almost this exact same bass and it kills! Hands down the best fretless that I have ever played, and I have played a lot. Whoever gets this will not be sorry. Sweet tone and plays like hot melted butter in the southern summer sun ....
     
  14. ElMon

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    Thanks man! And I see from your gear list that you're WELL qualified to give an opinion. Bet that bass room would be fun to hang out in. In regards to this bass, I really wish it was a 5 string. I just can't get down with the C-string on any fretless, and for the love of all things GAS I've finally come to terms with this after 3 occasions.
     
  15. ElMon

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    Fretless 6 String: Perfect for the beginning bassist.
     
  16. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

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    Buy now and I'll throw in a pair of white pants and a hippy headband. Bridge pickup chops NOT included.
     
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    Have it fretted and I bet it sells faster
     
  19. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

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    Couldn't bear to do it! It sounds so damn good as is. If only I wasn't such a nerd when it comes to ergonomics. I've learned my lesson: if it isn't 34" scale with 19mm spacing, DON"T BUY IT!!!!!

    My lessons are very expensive these days! See my previously owned gear list.
     
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    Don't say anything about Alleva Coppolo, lol
     
  21. ElMon

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    :bag:

    I try to tread carefully round these parts!
     

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