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SOLD Mike Browne Design Gnome 5 #006, woah!

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


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  1. basskillah

    basskillah RWB

    Sep 14, 2004
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Here's an incredible bass. Mike Brown was one of Carl Thompson's protégés like Darrin Huff, Ray Rogers, Pete Hilton, and many others. Build quality is phenomenal, like the best you could imagine. Definitely on par with Smith, Fodera, or CT. Bass features mahogany body with bacote top. Hard rock maple neck, ebony fingerboard with bacote dots. Very light, 8ish pounds. Definitely the lightest bass I've ever owned. Nordstrand big singles and Aguilar OBP-3 pre make up the electronics. The scale is 34.5 with full 19mm bridge spacing, although the Hipshot hardware is fully adjustable. Comes with moulded HSC. Asking $2800 or trade for 5 strings of same caliber (I'd really like a singlecut again). Mike doesn't build basses anymore, so get her while ya can!!!
    Thanks TB!




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  2. jwr

    jwr Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    UGH! My old one! Could you swing an Fbass BN6? :)

    If not, GLWTS! This is an AMAZING bass.
     
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  4. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Highland Height, OH
  5. basskillah

    basskillah RWB

    Sep 14, 2004
    Colorado Springs, CO
    JWR and ThomasJBass, I returned your PM's :)
     
  6. basskillah

    basskillah RWB

    Sep 14, 2004
    Colorado Springs, CO
  7. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Can you post pictures of the headstock?

    Thanks
     
  8. basskillah

    basskillah RWB

    Sep 14, 2004
    Colorado Springs, CO
  9. basskillah

    basskillah RWB

    Sep 14, 2004
    Colorado Springs, CO
  10. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Thanks, very nice instrument.
     
  11. basskillah

    basskillah RWB

    Sep 14, 2004
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Bassicg do I hear a trade in the works? Lol trade possibly in progress :)
     
  12. bassicg

    bassicg

    Jul 24, 2006
    Muskegon, MI
  13. basskillah

    basskillah RWB

    Sep 14, 2004
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I think I'm getting the runaround. Anyone else have any last min offers? I should hopefully know before the end if the week. Want a "like CT quality bass" without spending $5-8k? Then you want a Browne, a Huff, or Hilton. These don't come up everyday :)
     
  14. bassicg

    bassicg

    Jul 24, 2006
    Muskegon, MI
    :crying:Come on that's not fair. You're not getting the run around. As I told you, I'm a full time Firefighter who's on 24 hr call in status even on my off days. I hardly ever log out of TB, that's why it appears I'm always online. I use a Mac and never shut off, only allowing it to go into sleep mode. I must admit however, I am doing my homework to build up the confidence. i'll say the rest via pm. :)
     
  15. asg618

    asg618 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Do you know what year she is, and can you please describe the general condition? Any dings, scuffs, etc.?

    I owned 2 Gnomes, a fretted and a fretless, both 4-strings. They r great, and I regret selling them!

    Thanks!
     
  16. basskillah

    basskillah RWB

    Sep 14, 2004
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Traded for a beautiful Smith
    Thx TB
     



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