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Fender custom shop Reggie Hamilton 5 custom colour sonic blue

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by lookiel, Nov 24, 2013.


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  1. lookiel

    lookiel Supporting Member

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    Mar 9, 2008
    Location:
    Hochelaga Archipelago, Canada
    SOLD!

    For sale is my beloved Fender custom shop Reggie Hamilton 5 with a custom sonic blue paint job done by Wilkins (as per the previous owner).
    Amazing bass, owned it for almost 3 years and one I thought I would keep till the end.
    Unfortunately circumstances and finances force the sale.
    Features a noiseless Fender N3 bridge pickup, hipshot tuners with an extender drop A, quatersawn neck with graphite support rods, a great preamp, passive mode switch.
    Includes the beautiful original case, certificate of authenticity and QC inspection card.
    No issues and cosmetically in great shape.
    Only blemishes are a few small marks behind the bridge B string area, hard to see but I tried to show them one of the pics.
    No trades on this one.
    Not sure how to price this but based on the online price of about 3750$ and considering the custom paint job I'm asking 2500$ shipped to north america OBO.
    Shipping to other countries is possible on a case to case basis, please PM me.
    Feel free to ask any questions you might have.
    I know somebody is going to ask the weight, I don't know but will try to weigh it as best I can.
    It's certainly not heavy but not super light like a Sadowsky or such, probably around 9 pounds.

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    Specs are as follow:
    Body
    Body Material:
    Select Alder
    Neck
    Neck:
    Custom "C" Shape
    No. of Frets:
    21
    Fret Size:
    Vintage-Style Frets
    Position Inlays:
    Block Position Inlays
    Fingerboard Radius:
    9.5" (24.1 cm)
    Neck Material:
    Quartersawn Maple
    Neck Finish:
    Satin Urethane
    Width at Nut:
    1.875" (48 mm)
    Scale Length:
    34" (86.36 cm)
    Neck Plate:
    5-Bolt Neck Plate
    Electronics
    Pickup Configuration:
    S/S
    Bridge Pickup:
    Custom Noiseless™ Jazz Bass® Bridge Pickup
    Middle Pickup:
    American Standard Precision Bass® Alnico V Split Single-Coil Pickup
    Pickup Switching:
    Pan Pot
    Controls:
    Active Mode: Master Volume, Pickup Pan, 3-Band Active EQ. Passive Mode: Master Volume, Master Tone, Pickup Pan
    Hardware
    Hardware Finish:
    Chrome
    Bridge:
    Strings-Through-Body or Top-Load Bridge with Steel Bridge Plate and Chrome Plated, Milled, Solid Brass Saddles
    Tuning Machine:
    Vintage '70s Fender® Stamped Open Gear Machine Heads with Hipshot® Bass Xtender™ "Drop A" Tuning Key on the B
    Nut:
    Synthetic Bone
    Miscellaneous
    Case:
    Deluxe Black Hardshell Case (Orange Interior)
    Unique Features:
    Real White Shell Block Inlays on an Unbound Neck, Hipshot® Bass Xtender Drop A Tuning Key on the B String, Posiflex™ Graphite Neck Support Rods, Black Plastic Knobs and Pickup Covers, 5-Bolt Neck Plate, Sculpted Heel for Easier Access to Upper Frets

    Attached Files:

  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2000
    Location:
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Disclosures:
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    :eek:

    Simply gorgeous!!! GLWTS!!!
  3. lookiel

    lookiel Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2008
    Location:
    Hochelaga Archipelago, Canada
    Blemishes:
    ImageUploadedByTalkBass1385337386.286574.jpg

    Case and paperwork
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    Serial number starts with CZ5, I blurred it out on the pick as a precaution (not really sure why but it seemed like a sensible thing to do)

    Also, just to be clear, the savvy user will note that the bass is currently strung with TI flats (and a low B Labella).
    These strings are not included and the bass will ship with a set of Daddario rounds.
  4. lookiel

    lookiel Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Hochelaga Archipelago, Canada
  5. lookiel

    lookiel Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Hochelaga Archipelago, Canada
  6. bamabass

    bamabass

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    May 30, 2008
    Location:
    Muncie, IN
    Wow! Me want!
  7. jonno1707

    jonno1707 Supporting Member

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    Apr 1, 2006
    Location:
    Nanuet N.Y.
    You say drop tuner on the E string but the Hipshot looks to be on the first tuner so is it tuned E-C?
  8. lookiel

    lookiel Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Hochelaga Archipelago, Canada
    No it´s tuned B to G
    So it's a drop A on the B string.
    I noticed that there was a mistake in the description I copy/pasted from another site.
    I've corrected it.
    I've also seen different descriptions of the fret board but I believe it's pau ferro.
    Not sure how to differentiate from rosewood?
  9. rigorous bass

    rigorous bass

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    Mar 12, 2012
    Very nice!!!
  10. emblymouse

    emblymouse I Dig A Pony Supporting Member

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    Jan 22, 2006
    Location:
    W' Sconsin
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist Lakland**Bag End**Schroeder
    I think I remember this bass. If I'm correct even Reggie chimed in!
    Upstanding seller here too folks. Baby Blue w/ a B string bump!
  11. lookiel

    lookiel Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Hochelaga Archipelago, Canada

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