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SOLD Skjold Pro Series 6 String Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Ron Plichta, Sep 1, 2013.


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  1. Ron Plichta

    Ron Plichta

    May 19, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
    Thinning the arsenal a little and don't really have a need for this bass anymore. It appears to be a early version of Pete Skjold's work, with an East preamp retrofitted by Pete. I traded for it from a former bass instructor, who had Pete do a once-over and restring it. It delivers some nice, clean tones with lots of flexibility. Comes with a TKL soft case.

    Approximate data for the bass:

    String spacing: 17.5mm (11/16")
    Nut Width: 2 1/8"
    Weight: about 8-9 lbs. according to my bathroom scale
    Profile: It's flat, but I don't have an exact number.

    Price is $2,000 plus shipping. Sorry, no trades. I have too much gear as it is.

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  3. Ron Plichta

    Ron Plichta

    May 19, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
  4. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    I played this bass at Pete's shop when he lived in the Dallas area. It was a great bass - very articulate, slightly Marcusy because of the maple/ash combo.

    If you're looking for a versatile 6-string, this would be a fun choise.
     
  5. That's a beauty. Skjold 6's don't show up in the TB Classifieds often.
     
  6. Ron Plichta

    Ron Plichta

    May 19, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
    Thanks, guys. There are several reasons why I'm selling this. Primarily, I'm upgrading my stereo system with a McIntosh receiver and so I need to raise some cash. Second, I mainly play double bass nowadays and have three other electric basses (two Lulls and an '86 Ric 4003). I really don't need four electric basses, much less a 6-string, so it's become expendable to me.
     
  7. ddhm

    ddhm

    Mar 18, 2011
    Memphis Tn USA
    If I only had a couple grand laying around :( GLWS
     
  8. drgregn

    drgregn Granddude Supporting Member

    May 13, 2002
    Denton, TX
    I used to own this one - if I had the slightest need for a 6-string I'd buy it back in a heartbeat. Very articulate bass with the magic Skjold mojo, sits GREAT in a mix!
     
  9. datsaxguy

    datsaxguy Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    Maryland
    What is the string spacing at the bridge? How much does it weigh? What is the nut width? Any insight on the neck profile?
     
  10. Ron Plichta

    Ron Plichta

    May 19, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
    Added to first post.
     
  11. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    +1 if I played 6, I would snatch this up
     
  12. victorlion

    victorlion

    Jul 15, 2009
    ...so start to play with this one )))
     
  13. Ron Plichta

    Ron Plichta

    May 19, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
    Thanks to all who have shown this bass some love. Now I need someone to (cue Cuba Gooding, Jr.) show me the money! :bassist:
     
  14. Ron Plichta

    Ron Plichta

    May 19, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
  15. Ron Plichta

    Ron Plichta

    May 19, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
  16. Ron Plichta

    Ron Plichta

    May 19, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
  17. Ron Plichta

    Ron Plichta

    May 19, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
    End of Fiscal Year bump.
     
  18. Ron Plichta

    Ron Plichta

    May 19, 2007
    Fairfax, VA
  19. WillInDenver

    WillInDenver An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    I have essentially the same bass, I believe made a batch or two earlier than this one. It's a truly fantastic, comfortable, lightweight instrument. Highly recommended, especially at this price point.
     
  20. Ron Plichta

    Ron Plichta

    May 19, 2007
    Fairfax, VA



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