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FS/FT Pete Hilton Custom 5 String *Stunning & Mint*

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by thomasjbass, Feb 9, 2014.


  1. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

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    Absolutely stellar and gorgeous Pete Hilton 5 string bass. From top to bootom this bass is unique, beautiful and displays some of the most exquisite craftsmanship that I have had my hands on. A little bit of backstory on Pete, he studied under the great Carl Thompson and had an absolute passion for making great basses. He recently relocated from the East Coast back to the West Coast and is now making great basses in California. For more on Pete and his art, check out hiltonguitars.com.

    I picked this bass up from the original owner, and the bass is pristine. Not a mark or ding on this baby from top to bottom. I will say that I reserve the right to change my mind, as this bass is different than any other in my collection so I may eventually reconsider.

    I am asking $4000 for this bass, which I think is very affordable. As far as trades are concerned, I would really only be interested in the following:

    Ritters
    MTD 535-24
    NYC Sadowskys
    Carl Thompson
    F Bass BN5 (with exotic top)
    Ken Bebensee 5
    Dingwall Prima
    Fibenare Customs 5
    Ken Smith Black Tiger

    Bass Specifications:
    Body: Curly maple core, bocote/black walnut top and back, Ziricote center with black walnut/bocote stripes. Ziricote/bocote pickup covers.
    Neck: Mahogany with ebony stripes and binding
    Fretboard: Pau Ferro
    Headstock: Bocote headstock with veneers
    Electronics: Kent Armstrong Pickups
    Built: 7/29/13

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  2. basskillah

    basskillah RWB Supporting Member

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    Endorsing Artist: FRS cabnets
  3. snoopys2

    snoopys2 Supporting Member

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    Amazing!
  4. JoePlaysDaBass

    JoePlaysDaBass Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice! 34" scale?
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  6. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

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    36" scale, like butter. Might also consider certain Elricks or Cellinders...
  7. funkboy5

    funkboy5 19mm + 35" = :-) Bass'd on a true story Supporting Member

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    Out of my price range...

    But that headstock is sick. Beautiful bass.
  8. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words. This baby has some serious interest but as of right now it is still available...
  9. Jparpino

    Jparpino JP Supporting Member

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    An amazing combinations of wood, and a bump for a great TB'er to deal with.
  10. dangerouscello

    dangerouscello I wore a suit under this Supporting Member

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  11. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

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    Some very interesting offers, but nothing that is quite a fit just yet.
  12. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

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    Bump for classy woods.
  13. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

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  14. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

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    Lots of interest, but not the right trades.
  15. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

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    Still available for now...
  16. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

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    Rocket man... Burning out his fuse out here alone..
  17. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

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    The best basses that I tried at the NAMM 2014. Incredible tone…
  18. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

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  19. johnson79

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    An amazing bass from an amazing luthier. Pete Hilton is building some beauties. Glwts
  20. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the kind words! This bass is an amazing piece.

    Last week my mom passed so I'll be headed to California, I'd like to get this sold before then so please make me a reasonable offer and she is all yours.

    Thanks...
  21. slamsinger

    slamsinger Supporting Member

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    Sorry to hear that Thomas .. Thoughts and prayers with you And your family..

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