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FS: F-Bass AC6 6-string fretless

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by dbalatero, Jan 28, 2014.


  1. dbalatero

    dbalatero Supporting Member

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    UPDATE: This bass is now sold, $3,700.

    I'm selling my beautiful F-Bass AC6 fretless bass. This bass has a spruce top, flame maple body, and flame maple neck. It's finished in cherry burst gloss finish. 19mm spacing, Gabon ebony fingerboard.

    [DEL]$4,700[/DEL] [DEL]$4,500[/DEL] (2/23 price drop!) $4,300 shipped!

    A new AC6 lists at $6,899, and will set you back many months in build time. This bass is in excellent condition and plays beautifully. If you're a serious fretless player, this is an equally serious bass for you. Jump on this!

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    Click here for a full image gallery

    The bass has a chambered body, and has an F-Bass hand-wound magnetic pickup, as well as a piezo pickup on the bridge. As well as offering a "standard" magnetic tone, the piezo pickup and chambered body allows you access to acoustic tones, and the attack that an acoustic instrument offers.

    It's in excellent condition, just a few nicks on the top of the headstock.

    This is an incredible bass, but I rarely play fretless anymore. I hate to sell it, but here I am.

    :bawl::bawl::bawl::bawl:

    Comes with a nice soft fur padded case.

    Will consider partial cash trades for:

    - recording equipment (preamps, microphones, esp stereo pairs)
    - nice fx pedals (Moog, Eventide, etc)
    - nice amps (Fender blackface, Verellen, etc)
    - analog synths (OB8, Juno 106, Minimoog D, etc)
    - Sequentix Cirklon
    - electronics equipment (oscilloscopes, function generators, soldering irons, etc)
  2. Tom7

    Tom7 I'm so bright, my mom called me son! ;-) Supporting Member

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    The KING of fretless basses!

    If you guys aren't familiar with this bass, here's a clip of one being played. They are fantastic, hence their popularity with top fretless bassists like Alex.
  3. Kevin Woods

    Kevin Woods Supporting Member

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    Incredible flame on the backside! You say Satin finish, but it looks glossy in the pics.

    What year is it?

    Cheers.
  4. dbalatero

    dbalatero Supporting Member

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    The last two digits on the SN are 04, so 2004.

    Perhaps it is glossy. I bought the bass from my friend (original owner), and may have switched those in my head. You're right that it does appear glossy in the photos. Will double confirm when I get home tomorrow (out of town)!
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  6. Sacha Lévesque

    Sacha Lévesque Supporting Member

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    Nice bass! Whats the string spacing?
  7. jsxtal

    jsxtal Supporting Member

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    Very tempting. That thing is beastly
  8. jsxtal

    jsxtal Supporting Member

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    Is the thumb rest removable?
  9. dbalatero

    dbalatero Supporting Member

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    Hey y'all, sorry I missed these questions - my email wasn't getting subscription updates. Any how...

    String spacing: should be standard 19mm
    Finish: cherry burst gloss finish (my bad!)
    Fingerboard: Gabon ebony

    The thumb rest has two screws in it, so I imagine it's removable. I personally don't use thumb rests, and I don't find it gets in my way at all. I use a floating thumb technique so YMMV.
  10. dbalatero

    dbalatero Supporting Member

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    Also very interested in pre-CBS P-Bass as partial trade!
  11. dbalatero

    dbalatero Supporting Member

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    Price bump - 4,600!
  12. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    Wow! $4,600 for an AC6. This price is a steal. One TB'er will be very happy.
  13. dbalatero

    dbalatero Supporting Member

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    That's what I'm sayin'! :)
  14. TolerancEJ

    TolerancEJ

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    Must be the economy. Other than that, it must be the only reason people aren't jumping on it.
  15. Selta

    Selta

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    IF somehow this isn't sold, can you bring it to the Seattle GTG? I'd be interested in seeing what all the rage is about F-Basses!
  16. dbalatero

    dbalatero Supporting Member

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    Fortunately, I also have a fretted F-Bass (my main and only other bass) so if I make it out I'll definitely bring it!
  17. Tom7

    Tom7 I'm so bright, my mom called me son! ;-) Supporting Member

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    Here's a VERY funky and cool clip of someone playing an Fbass AC6, the model that is for sale here.

    The clip starts off with bass and drums then adds guitar...

    But for some reason the clip doesn't show the bass player until the guitar is added.

    While you are waiting to see it though, I'm sure you will appreciate the musicianship of all three musicians in the video...

    And the fantastic tone of the AC6.

    I have to agree by the way that this is a great price for an AC6.
  18. Marial

    Marial Proud Papa Supporting Member

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    That is awesome clip.

    And, um, bump. And yes, if this showed up at the Seattle GTG it would be fantastic!
  19. Selta

    Selta

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    Awesome!
    I know they sound great, but I need to put one in my hands for a spell, just to see the feel and how they sound in person, through my rig.

    Free bump for OP :)
  20. dbalatero

    dbalatero Supporting Member

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    Potential buyer via PM fell through! But, he did offer me a Moog low-pass filter, which I'm all about! Moog! Ok, cool! PM me to haggle, ask more details, or do it all via the thread, I don't mind.
  21. jsxtal

    jsxtal Supporting Member

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    This guys is a stand up talk bass man here! Don't pass this one up

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