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SOLD FS: RARE Brazilian fretless bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by thefrenchise, Jan 7, 2012.


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  1. thefrenchise

    thefrenchise

    Dec 28, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Beautiful and rare Brazilian fretless bass made by famous Luthier Marcio Benedetti in Sao Paulo -- Brazil. Benedetti is one of the most accomplished Luthiers in South America.
    Bartolini Pick up
    Wood movable Bridge

    Really rare.
    asking for $ 1200 (worth $ 2500)


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  2. tsarter

    tsarter

    May 14, 2003
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Bump for an incredibly beautiful bass!
     
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  4. RonSound

    RonSound Proud Registered Supporter of Talkbass Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2008
    Disclosures:
    owner: RonSound effects and repairs
    Now that is a beauty of a bass!
     
  5. lpcarter

    lpcarter Supporting Member

    Jan 20, 2012
    Minneapolis, MN
  6. digitalmoney

    digitalmoney

    Nov 13, 2011
    Appleton WI
    What do all 5 knobs do with only one pick up?
     
  7. hifibass

    hifibass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2008
    Albany, NY
    It's a beautiful bass but we need a bit more to make a decision:

    *Scale
    *Nut Spacing
    *Preamp/Electronics/Hardware
    *Woods
    *Case/Shipping CONUS
    *Pretty much everything
     
  8. thefrenchise

    thefrenchise

    Dec 28, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Bartolini Music man Stingray Style Humbucker Pick up.

    Knobs Control
    #1 Bass
    #2 Mid
    #3 Treble
    #4 - 4 pick up positions (Series-Parallel- North coil-south-coil)
    #5 Volume

    Woods:

    Hard Rock Maple neck (Flat Sawn)
    with pau Ferro fingerboard
    With abalone inlays

    Body : Maple Core, Walnut, Veneers
    Wings : Mahogany with Flamed Mahogany top

    34 Inches scale length

    Strings Spacing :
    at the Nut : 11/32 inches - 9 mm
    at the Bridge : 21/32 - 17 mm

    Brass nut

    Shipping included but I have no Case for the bass :(
     
  9. thefrenchise

    thefrenchise

    Dec 28, 2010
    Los Angeles
  10. thefrenchise

    thefrenchise

    Dec 28, 2010
    Los Angeles
  11. thefrenchise

    thefrenchise

    Dec 28, 2010
    Los Angeles
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Disclosures:
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Well; there's one you don't see every day: cool!
     
  13. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    I played one of these basses. Wonderful.
     
  14. thefrenchise

    thefrenchise

    Dec 28, 2010
    Los Angeles
  15. thefrenchise

    thefrenchise

    Dec 28, 2010
    Los Angeles
  16. Dieps17

    Dieps17

    Apr 1, 2011
    Wonder why youre selling it.
    Are u from brazil?
     
  17. thefrenchise

    thefrenchise

    Dec 28, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I bought it from a Brazilian friend who was the original owner.
    I Just need the money to fund a new bass :)
     
  18. thefrenchise

    thefrenchise

    Dec 28, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Price drop $1100 OBO
    Make me an offer :)
     
  19. loopee

    loopee Gold Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    how much does it weigh?
     
  20. Low Main

    Low Main Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Massachusetts
    Wild tailpiece and bridge. Really enjoyed seeing that.

    Bring it to a Kai Eckhardt gig and let him check it out. Looks like something he might like.
     
  21. loopee

    loopee Gold Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    I really wish I had lots and lots of $$$$.....there are at least 5 basses in the ads that I would like and that's just in the last 2 days.....
     



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