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FS/FT : Loïc Le Pape steel bodied jb-style

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by eloann, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. eloann

    eloann Supporting Member

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    Hey

    I've got this wonderful custom bass that's not getting played as much as it should, mostly because of my Dingwall SP5.
    It has a hollow steel body, a Warmoth maple/bocote neck with a nitro finish, slightly reliced. The body shape was inspired from the Ruokangas Steambass (with Juha's authorization).
    It's a jazz bass at heart, but with slightly twisted electronics. It has a master volume, a Dingwall style 4 position rotary switch (neck/both in series/both in parallel/bridge) offering several distincs flavours. The series setting not usually found on jazz basses offers a deep punchy tone ideal for rock - think Musicman ballpark. Then there's a Stellartone Tonestyler, which is basically a notched 16 position passive tone control switching through different cap values (from bypass for the brightest possible tone to .1 for a classic muffled sound). It preserves midrange while cutting just the wanted chunk of highs.

    Sounds great, feels good (not as good as Dingwalls to me) and it's definately unique !

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    More pics and infos on the builder's website :
    http://www.loiclepapesteelguitars.com/spip.php?article253&lang=en
    The fingerboard is bocote - not pau ferro
    The actual weight is around 4.4kg
    A hard case is included


    I paid a little over 2500€
    Looking for ~2000$ shipped worldwide.
    Trade interests : Dingwall Super J 5 - Chapman stick
    May take a couple pedals to ease the bill.
  2. thegreatmattsby

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    Wow, haven't been this tempted in a while. Time to check between the couch cushions...
  3. eloann

    eloann Supporting Member

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    Crazy cool
  5. eloann

    eloann Supporting Member

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    Updated trade interrest :
    I've been attracted to Chapman Stick for quite a while...
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    Would this bass be good for metal?
  7. overbybr

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    I'm surprised this post wasn't number 2
  8. eloann

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    Be quick if you want it - going on ebay
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    Waht's she weigh? Heavy dude? Quote me shipping to Baku, DHL preferred....

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