FS/FT: F Bass Fretless 5 - 34" Neck Through Model

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by swpyne, Jul 4, 2013.


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  1. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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    This is a very beautiful 1987 F Bass fretless 5 string with neck-through construction. It's also a 34" scale which is rare for these basses.

    It sports passive electronics with custom F Bass pickups. Simple Vol/Vol/Tone with coil tap switch. Ebony board with fret position hash marks and pearl dots from the octave up.

    The bass originally had a different bridge but George installed the current bridge and modified it to allow it to be strung through the body. The finish is a very beautiful nitro teal green that is quite hard to photograph accurately. I will try to take some outside photos to show it's true color better.

    There are no issues with this bass. It's a fabulous player with killer F Bass fretless tone. The fingerboard was refurbished this past spring by George himself along with a full setup. It includes a brand new F Bass gig bag.

    I am only offering this bass up for sale because I recently bought a Vadim that I find I am a little more comfortable with!

    $2,495.00 OBO Shipped and Insured in the CONUS

    I will consider a trade for an equal value 34" fretted 5 string jazz bass. Less than 10 pounds please.....

    Something along the lines of a Sadowsky, MBass, Pavel, Fodera NYC, Xotic XJ,. You get the idea!

    I would also consider a recent Deluxe Fender 5 String Jazz Bass plus some cash!

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  2. pookiebass

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    HI,
    Beautiful bass; what is the weight and body wood?
    With the coil tap I assume the pickups are hum cancelling.
    Best,
    CD
  3. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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    Honestly I don't know what the body wood is. The bass weighs 8 pounds 15.6 ounces on my digital scale. Just a hair under 9 pounds. I believe the pickups are hum-cancelling mostly because I have never heard any hum.....:D The switch changes the overall tonal characteristic of the instrument. I really don't use it as I like the way the bass sounds with the switch in the normal position.
  4. Hotblack

    Hotblack Pay the cost to be the boss. Supporting Member

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    "Where does he get those wonderful toys?"
    Free bump for great T'Basser and great bass.
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  6. mking

    mking Supporting Member

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    What a beauty!
  7. Kevin Woods

    Kevin Woods Supporting Member

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    Great TB'r here, people.

    I just bought a vintage fretless F and the sound of the passive tone knob has truly blown my mind. These instruments have lots of tlc in them.

    Cheers.
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  8. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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    I agree whole heartedly......
  9. jebmd

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    Cool bass, up you go.
  10. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

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