SOLD FS: Ashdown Loadstone Primal Pro 5

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  1. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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    This is a rare original Lodestone Primal Pro 5 String Bass that was built by Ashdown in the UK.

    Contoured for comfort, yet making a definitive style statement, the Lodestone Primal Pro Bass combines traditional and modern materials to steer bass development into an exciting new era. Carefully selected tone woods are used in construction – Alder for the body, Indian Rosewood for the fingerboard and Hard Rock Maple for the slim, narrow and smooth neck, which features a 2-way adjustable truss rod.

    The contoured body design enables funk players unprecedented access beneath the strings for dramatic pulls, while the body cutaways combine with a sculpted neck joint to provide easy access to every fret.

    Another important Lodestone breakthrough is the LaidBack headstock which angles the tuners backwards, making them much more accessible for comfortable, convenient tuning. This radical design also facilitates an optimized string path, further ensuring the integrity of the instrument.

    EMG Hyperactive Pickups are used in a classic J configuration, and are amplified by Lodestone high-output, low noise active circuit, with controls provided for volume (x2), bass and treble.

    A comfortable 34" scale along with a lightweight carved body weighing only 9 pounds 12 ounces make for a great playing experience. This one is finished in a flawless St. James Silver and it looks fantastic under stage lights!

    The FretFX LEDs are included along with a custom fit Loadstone gig bag.

    There are absolutely no dings, dents or scratches of any kind on this bass. It's in perfect condition and it looks brand new.

    $699.00 shipped and insured in the CONUS

    More photos can be seen here:
    http://s256.photobucket.com/albums/hh162/swpyne/Lodestone Primal Pro 5/

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    Your photobucket link doesn't work :(

    Are you sure it was made in the UK? Everything I've found says Czech Republic, along with the Spectors.
     
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    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the "head-up" on the broken link. I have fixed it!

    Yes, I'm certain it was made in the UK. I actually spoke with Mark Gooday (the founder of Ashdown) about this specific bass. He was the one who told me that this was one of the original ones that were made in the UK before he moved manufacturing to the Czech Republic.
     
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    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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    No, sorry. I've never recorded with it.
     
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    I had one of these and I can vouch for the build quality and design savvy. Really cool engineering and Leo-like rethinking of what a bass guitar does. I sold mine, reluctantly, only because I'm a passive bass guy. Somebody will love this bass.
     
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    If you don't mind. I'd really like to talk with you directly about this bass. And no, I'm not a "tire-kicker". If I like what I hear about it, I'll buy. You can give me a PM to exchange phone numbers (Or, other arrangements). Yes, you can call me collect, if you so desire. I'll be waitin'!! :bassist:
     
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    Man, I wish I could swing this... but what I have for sale isn't selling :(
     
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    what is the string spacing at the bridge? .708 or .750?
    overseas shipping?
     
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    String spacing is 18mm (.708 ?). I'll ship anywhere as long as the buyer pays any additional costs.
     
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    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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    Special Holiday pricing through Sunday - $650.00 shipped!
     
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    I've played my share of the UK Lodestone primal basses and this is a nice bass at a very nice price.
     
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    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the bump Jauqo!

    I can only assume that this is still here because most players are unfamiliar with these basses. They are well built with excellent playability and tone.

    Sooner or later someone will be very happy that they jumped on this one!
     
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    You're welcome.


    I totally agree.
     
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    going, going.............;)
     
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