Price of EKO BA4 acoustic bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lzandman, Jul 23, 2004.


  1. lzandman

    lzandman

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    Hi,

    I stumbled upon an acoustic bass guitar that I would like to buy. It's an EKO and searching the internet I noticed it probably is an BA4:

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    It resembles the bass on this picture very closely. Only it doesn't have a piezo pick-up system. It's 100% acoustic.

    Does anybody know how much this bass is worth? The current owner has asked me to do a bid, but I have no clue as to how much I should bid.

    Greetings,

    Leon
  2. Aaron Saunders

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    :spit: All acoustic bass guitar? I've found acoustic BGs to be irritatingly quiet, and unsuitable for even accompanying an acoustic guitar -- even when jamming. At best, they're a "practice anywhere" instrument. I can't imagine they'd be worth much, because there wouldn't be much demand for a bass guitar with no amplification system.
  3. barroso

    barroso

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    the one in the pic is the older version still made in italy.

    a good price could be 150-200 Euros.

    those basses are really big and sounds huge. really.
  4. lzandman

    lzandman

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    Yeah, I agree. People warned me about the fact that acoustic basses weren't meant to be played without amplification, but this bass must be an exception. It sounds really loud and fat. I like it a lot, so I'll probably buy it. It's a great bass to take out into the garden and play. Ideal for practice, although it isn't suitable for slappin' 'n tappin'... :bassist:[​IMG]
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  6. The Mock Turtle Regulator

    The Mock Turtle Regulator

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    isn't this bass short-scale?

    I think one of these crops up in a couple of videos by The Cure- "the caterpillar" and "In between days".
    I'm not sure if it was used on any recordings though.
  7. lzandman

    lzandman

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    No, it isn't.
    Mmmm. I'll be watching MTV for any Cure videos from now on :)
  8. Big Bullfiddler

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  9. your_diamond

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    Hello Big Bullfiddler,
    You found a picture of one of my EKO BA-4's.
    Wonderful Basses but even with great strings (like Thomastik AB344) it still needs a peizo pick up to be viable.
    But then again, we are in the 21ST Century, so every working musicians instrument should have a pick up in it.
    Regards,
    Michael
    FYI... The original EKO BA-4 were made in italy by Alfredo Bugari between the mid 1970's through 1987 (NOT sixties).
    The serial numbers were the manufacture dates.
  10. your_diamond

    your_diamond

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    I should say that these sell from $350 to $800 USD for both fretless and fretted 4 strings.
    The rare SIX string versions (I owned one in the late 1980's) are worth $1000 or more.
    Both of the fretless I owned had fret markers.
    All Italian models had floating bridges with metal tailpieces EXCEPT THE BA-1-E.

    IMHO all of these basses are very underpriced for solid wood guitars.

    IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE SELLING AN ITALIAN MADE BA-1-E PLEASE CONTACT ME!
    Two people have told me they exist but these people may believe in UNICORNS, too!
    MICHAEL
    clusts at gmail
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2014 at 10:21 PM

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