Feeler: Custom green Darkstar P bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by lowendmafia, Nov 14, 2013.


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  1. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

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    So, I am toying with the idea of selling this bass that I spent a lot of time putting together... Some of you know that I had some problems with the pickup, but its all good now and was wired by Curtis Novak himself. I know this might be a shallow market... But here we go.

    First thing is that this bass is flat out sick. The neck is amazing and the pickup is incredible. The tone is refined and warm, but also thick and punchy. Unfortunately, tonally it just doesn't work with anything I do. I have tried to love P basses, but I just can't. They just do not work for my sound and the way I play (dodging TB lightning bolt now). It's like, I love it but I'm not in love with it...

    Here are the specs:

    I basically got everything from TBer EskimoSpy and it was 2-tone burst with this horrible plastic gold pickguard.

    Alder body, I think Allparts.
    Warmoth Slim P bass profile neck w/ th 21st fret shaved off
    Schaller Roller Bridge
    Brand new hipshot vintage (long stem) tuners with drop d tuner
    Curtis Novak Darkstar
    Custom Paint by TB's own StreetScenes
    Custom Sparkle Pickguard by Mike Quick
    Custom "Thunder" P bass logo by TBer Lavmonga (just applied over paint and totally removable)
    Oh... it currently has the green strings which actually look really great
    *** Additional Disclosures*** I routed from the pickup to the control cavity and it is a pretty amatuer job but it works. Everything is covered with the pickguard.
    There is also a small ding in the paint on the back of body near the bottom of the bass, I have no idea how it got there.
    Looking for $750 OBO shipped in a decent gigbag. I might also consider a trade or partial trade, but not sure what I am looking for.
    Last edited: May 18, 2014
  2. uptowndirt

    uptowndirt Supporting Member

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    l like the yellow on green, looks sharpe
  3. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Supporting Member

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    you're breaking up thunder and lightning?
  4. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

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    Not really... I have a green Jazz that I call thunder, this one just borrowed her name.
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  6. geremia

    geremia Supporting Member

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    beautiful...just a little too rich for my blood...
  7. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

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    I am absolutely open to offers.
  8. Runlikegregg

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    ok, here's one:
    i have a weirdo that i love, but rarely use:
    late 70's musicman slab body with EMG active J-bass pickups (not sure of the preamp, but is 2 tone) with a Moses Graphite neck, musicman proportions. plays great, sounds great. right now it has DR Lo-Riders on it that sound great.
    I don't have any photos here, but i could take one tonight if you think you would be interested.
  9. Runlikegregg

    Runlikegregg

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    trans gold finish
  10. Waynebass

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    looks killer
  11. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

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    Thanks, but the slab body thing is a bit of a turnoff to me. Sounds like a pretty cool and unique bass though.
  12. Runlikegregg

    Runlikegregg

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    I know what you mean.
    It doesn't bother me, but I wouldn't choose it either.
    Good luck! That thing looks pretty cool and I bet it sounds great too!
  13. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    Green is groovy.
  14. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

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    Up for Saturday.
  15. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    Eventually someone is going to ask you to sell just the Darkstar :D
  16. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

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    Umm... Eventually?
  17. Lowbrow

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    wow what knockouts!
  18. Gord_oh

    Gord_oh Supporting Member

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    I wanted to. Would love to have one.
  19. StreetScenes

    StreetScenes Gold Supporting Member

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    Love that pickguard!
  20. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

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    Yeah... Never mind. I will chalk that up to boredom...
  21. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

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    Yeah, the pickup is the truth.

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