FS: Stambaugh 5 String

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Snarf, Sep 2, 2012.


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  1. Snarf

    Snarf

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    SEE POST #28

    Body
    Mahogany
    Figured walnut top
    Ebony accent layer

    Neck
    Bolt-on 34" Scale
    24 Frets
    5 piece: Maple/Walnut/Birdseye/Walnut/Maple
    Birdseye fingerboard
    String spacing at the bridge: 18 mm

    Electronics
    Pickups: Aero bridge soapbar humbucker, Aero precision
    Preamp: Mike Pope 3 band, mid switch, push-pull for passive

    Approximate weight: 8-8.5 lbs. This is an ESTIMATE. I asked Chris to use very light woods. This is a very light and comfortable bass.
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    This bass is an incredible piece of workmanship. It plays easier than just about every other bass I've ever tried. I am selling it because its tone no longer fits my needs. I am tending toward the single coil sound, and I can't get that out of this bass. The Stambaugh is a very modern sounding instrument, and does its job fantastically. But it just isn't my sound anymore.

    Here is a Youtube video that I recorded about a month or two after receiving it, breaking down the features and some of the sounds this bass is capable of:

    I have no pictures of the bass by itself because I don't have my camera with me, and I'm a really backward guy so my phone doesn't have a camera, at least one that I know how to use. So here are some pictures from my album photo shoot (note: if you listen to my album, be aware that I did not get my Stambaugh in time for the recording sessions, so that album was done on a MIA Fender 5er):

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    Asking [DEL]$2050[/DEL] $1950 shipped to the CONUS. Only trade: See post# 28
  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

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    What! Nooo! That one's awesome!
  3. ahollowhd

    ahollowhd Supporting Member

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    Weight? Case?
  4. Snarf

    Snarf

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    Case yes. Weight, I don't have a scale. But I specifically asked in the final specs that Chris use very light wood selections. I estimate it to be about 8-8.5 lbs.
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  6. calmb4tehpwn

    calmb4tehpwn Supporting Member

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    Any interest in trading for an alembic epic 4?
  7. Snarf

    Snarf

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    No, thanks.
  8. cycler

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    may I ask why it's not working for you ? a dislike ?
  9. Snarf

    Snarf

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    Sure. The tone is quite bright and modern. When I spec'd the bass out and had it built, this was very much what I was into. In the last few months I have come to the realization that I much prefer the sound of single coil pickups, especially in the bridge position. Also, mahogany, while certainly a very good tone wood, I now know that I prefer alder. I've been through ash, walnut, and mahogany basses, and my ear just keeps gravitating toward alder.
  10. Snarf

    Snarf

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    Bump, all PMs replied.
  11. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Supporting Member

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    bolt on? neck-thru? set next? Can't tell from foto.
  12. Snarf

    Snarf

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    Bolt on.

    edit: You can see the back of the instrument in the youtube link.
  13. Snarf

    Snarf

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    Bump. All PMs replied.
  14. jasonbraatz

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    Whoooooaaaaa
  15. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS Gold Supporting Member

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    This is the EXACT reason why I wonder people wait 2-3 years for a build. Tastes change, etc.
    My build from a competitor took only 4 months. I am happy with mine, for sure.

    Bump for you and GLWTS !
  16. PaPaVB20

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    Beautiful bass, wish I had the money to buy it... Good luck with the sale...
  17. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS Gold Supporting Member

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    OH WOW !!!! I just clicked on the video.

    This is the video I watched over and over again about 6 months ago when I was looking for a custom.
    I LOVE your bass !!!!

    If it were a 4 string it would be mine.

    That being said, I am SO happy with the bass and builder I went with. I kept it all here on the West Coast.

    Also, great music ! I really like your compositions, Ian. Great stuff.
  18. Snarf

    Snarf

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    ^^ Thanks! Bump.
  19. Snarf

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  20. jasonbraatz

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    Stambaugh's take about a year, and you shouldn't buy a custom bass unless you're experienced enough to know exactly what you want.

    Just my two cents. :)
  21. Snarf

    Snarf

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    Asking price lowered to $1950.

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