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SOLD Westone "THE RAIL" headless bass...looky looky!! (TRADES)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by MasterBass!, Mar 27, 2014.


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  1. MasterBass!

    MasterBass! Reaching new Highs in Lows!! Supporting Member

    ***SOLD***

    Hey guys....look what showed up on my doorstep yesterday!! I agreed to take a bass as a partial trade locally on one of my Rik's, and couldn't believe what the guy showed up with! Dayum...take about ooozing with the "kool factor":p

    Its an '84/85 era Westone "The Rail" in what looks to be great orig condition and is very clean. Built by Matsumoku in Japan. It has a sliding pickup which actually acts as the tone control...and boy, does it work!! This thing sounds amazing!! It only weighs 6 1/2 pounds and plays super.

    The frets have almost zero wear, and the paint is great with just a couple small nicks. Its got really cool red fret marker inlay dots. Really nice 1.5" Jazz-size, 2 octave neck with very nice action, and the controls work as designed and are very quiet. The tuners are smooth and feel very accurate. It takes regular strings too. The truss rod turns smoothly both ways. I even got the original tools for the bridge saddles, for the nut, and truss rod too. I also have the string ball cover and screws but it's not in the pics.

    The last one of these I saw was sold last year on FleaBay for over $1300 and had almost 300 bids. I'm not gonna touch this one or put new strings on it or even clean it up, selling her as is just the way I got it. I'd like to throw it out here on TB for $750 shipped conus or shoot me an offer. Trades/swaps etc are fine! I believe this will make a very good investment.

    This bass will make you super kool, both visually and sonically!! Be prepared to have chicks panties thrown at you!!:eek:

    Some resources I found:

    http://www.westone.info/reviews/reviewrailbass.html

    http://www.westone.info/railbass.html

    I may be able to take trades (up or down) on this one.
     

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    MasterBass! Reaching new Highs in Lows!! Supporting Member

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    MasterBass! Reaching new Highs in Lows!! Supporting Member

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  5. what a cool engineering concept !
     
  6. mtonbass

    mtonbass Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Land O Cleve
    crazy cool. im thinking techno pop, devo tribute, alien acid rock...
    glwts!
     
  7. JdoubleH

    JdoubleH Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Columbus, GA
    Switch hitter? I see the two strap buttons on the end, are there two on the neck end of the body? If so, all it would take to convert it right to left handed would be a nut swap (or reversal, depending on how it's cut) and a setup. Also, I dig the volute. I find headless basses without one a bit "precarious".
     
  8. MasterBass!

    MasterBass! Reaching new Highs in Lows!! Supporting Member

    Yupper....its definitely an "ambidexterous bass"...with 4 strap buttons.....just flip the nut for a lefty!
     
  9. Bottoms_Up!

    Bottoms_Up! For the record, I don't love Raymond. Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Boston, MA
  10. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    You can also remove the rear body section and flip the middle pickup housing section so the volume knob is on top for a lefty. I can't think of any other completely ambidextrous guitar type instrument of any sort. One of the most unique basses ever.....what that sliding pickup does has to be heard to be believed.
     
  11. MasterBass!

    MasterBass! Reaching new Highs in Lows!! Supporting Member

    Hey Paul...that Rail looks gorgeous in yellow bro !!! MuchoKudo's!!:D
     
  12. Bottoms_Up!

    Bottoms_Up! For the record, I don't love Raymond. Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Boston, MA
  13. MasterBass!

    MasterBass! Reaching new Highs in Lows!! Supporting Member

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  14. MasterBass!

    MasterBass! Reaching new Highs in Lows!! Supporting Member

    Trades (+/-) cash either way:
    A good MIM Fender Jazz or P Bass
    Markbass 1x12 cab or combo
    Gibson EBO/EB3 or Les Paul Bass
    Rikenbacker 4001/4003
    EBMM USA Sterling 4 or Stingray 4 SLO.

    PM any other trades or offers please.
     
  15. Joe Milstein

    Joe Milstein Commercial Seller

    Dec 7, 2007
    Central New Jersey
    Disclosures:
    Gamma Bass Guitars
    always wanted to try one of these...totally koool!
     
  16. MasterBass!

    MasterBass! Reaching new Highs in Lows!! Supporting Member

    Pickup slid forward
     

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  17. MasterBass!

    MasterBass! Reaching new Highs in Lows!! Supporting Member

    SOLD to Silverburst.....thanks Rex!!
     



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