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FS/FT : Loïc Le Pape steel-bodied Steelmbass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Europe & International' started by eloann, Dec 7, 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 (though 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 actually bocote - not pau ferro
    The actual weight is ~4.4kg
    A "Loïc Le Pape" hard case is included

    I paid a little over 2500€ ; looking for ~1500€ shipping to Europe included.
    The bass and I are in Switzerland (Geneva/Nyon area) - you're welcome to come and try it if you're nearby. I can ship from France to the EU to prevent trouble with customs.

    Trade interests : Dingwall 5 (6?) string - Chapman stick
    May take a couple pedals to ease the bill.

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