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1977(?) Travis Bean TB 2000 - Rare, All Original & Amazing Condition!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by MarkBC, Mar 6, 2013.


  1. MarkBC

    MarkBC

    Jan 23, 2012
    Denver, Colorado
    This bass is awesome. It's in unbelievable condition for being 35 years old, only a few nicks on it that I tried to picture. My 1998 Warwick has more dings on it then this bass. It plays like a dream, neck is very straight and fast. It's an aluminum neck which actually goes down the body, not sure if it's technically 'neck-thru'. The koa wood is beautiful, not sure my pictures do it justice!

    I believe this is a 77 based off serial numbers of TB 2000s I've seen for sale (#815/1020). It could be a 76. I can't stress again how amazing the condition of this bass is in, the ones I've seen being sold are damaged and have replaced the tuners etc.

    Included is the vintage 1977 Fender case.

    I'll take better pictures in the day time outside soon!

    Specs:
    • All-Original 1976/77 Travis Bean TB 2000
    • Serial Number 815
    • Koa Wood
    • All aluminum neck
    • 20 frets - 33.25 scale rosewood fretboard
    • Original Schallers tuners
    • Original pick-ups/electronics, not sure on the pick-up brand


    Looking for [DEL]$3,500[/DEL] 3,300 OBO, PayPal, no trades please!
    Full album:
    http://imgur.com/a/Dy4kt#0
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  2. BlkHeli

    BlkHeli

    Feb 2, 2013
    Boston, MA
    Oh man. I wish I could.
     
  3. MarkBC

    MarkBC

    Jan 23, 2012
    Denver, Colorado
    I just jammed on it, I really wish I didn't have to sell it. Really rich tone, and the neck is seriously sick!
     
  4. sj_bass

    sj_bass Supporting Member

    May 23, 2010
    Long Beach, CA
    Moody Leathers endorsed artist
    Amazing... My cousin has #415 - and he lives nearby in Breckenridge!

    Bump for a classic!!!
     
  5. sevdog

    sevdog

    Mar 2, 2008
    ATX
    Mmm, the holy grail.
     
  6. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
  7. MarkBC

    MarkBC

    Jan 23, 2012
    Denver, Colorado


    Woo! Go Colorado, and TB 2000s!

    Ill be taking photos out in the sun, the koa is quite beautiful, my pics aren't doing it justice
     
  8. Habilis

    Habilis

    Jan 4, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    That bass is both unspeakably ugly and unbelievably cool. If I had the coin I'd be all over it.
     
  9. MarkBC

    MarkBC

    Jan 23, 2012
    Denver, Colorado
    It is a very unique bass, the tone you get out of it is really amazing.
     
  10. skullservant

    skullservant

    Aug 15, 2011
    Dear lord, my dream bass! :(
     
  11. When you see these in person, they're beautifully sculpted.
     
  12. Blueinred

    Blueinred

    Mar 12, 2009
    Greater Cincy
    Bump for a classic. I owned #527 back in the late 70's. Bought it used with more nicks than this one, and that was 35 years ago! It was stolen out of my parked Dodge van, along with my car stereo in downtown Cincinnati in 1979. Walked in a local music store 5 years later and it was hangin' on the wall. Luckily, I had made a police report and they had to give it up to me. The store owner was not happy until I traded it on an Acoustic 220 amp on the spot. These are not light instruments and my shoulder said "NO!, not again!" Great tone out of these, though. They were pooty magnets in their day. Good luck!
     
  13. MarkBC

    MarkBC

    Jan 23, 2012
    Denver, Colorado
    That's some good karma!
     
  14. MarkBC

    MarkBC

    Jan 23, 2012
    Denver, Colorado
    Bump for an incredible bass!
     
  15. sj_bass

    sj_bass Supporting Member

    May 23, 2010
    Long Beach, CA
    Moody Leathers endorsed artist
    Watched Bill Wyman in the 'Start Me Up' video this morning... Damn that TB looked amazing!
     
  16. MarkBC

    MarkBC

    Jan 23, 2012
    Denver, Colorado


    Someone posted a pic of him playing his TB and it looks very similar to this one. This bass has the same if not more sustain than a Modulus TBX I've played on, it's a remarkable instrument.
     
  17. MarkBC

    MarkBC

    Jan 23, 2012
    Denver, Colorado
    Bump! Taking offers on this incredible bass!
     
  18. MarkBC

    MarkBC

    Jan 23, 2012
    Denver, Colorado
    To the top!
     
  19. dave2

    dave2

    Feb 10, 2007
    Texas
    BUMP! Long live the Travis Bean basses.

    dave
     
  20. MarkBC

    MarkBC

    Jan 23, 2012
    Denver, Colorado
    Thanks! Going to start dropping the price on this, I need it sold!
     

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