SOLD 76 varitone bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by WarriorJoe7, Apr 6, 2014.

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  1. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Inactive

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    Edit: not a warmoth neck as i believed. I am dropping the price over $100 since i dont know the make. Still Nice neck, just an unknown one.

    This is an interesting art piece. The paint is very flat like its primer or something. It makes the bass look like clay and the original owner did that on purpose. The logo goes perfectly with it.

    This has a a single coil pickup in the bridge position for that nice thick jazz sound.

    I installed a varitone with 6 positions and a switch to double the amount of tones to 12. The switch is also on-off-on... Which equates to cap value (1 of 6 values), true bypass of the tone pot, and 1/2 cap value. The switch is a capacitance splitter. The standard cap in a bass is .047 uf. When you flip the switch it goes to .0235. This is very close to the alternate bass value of .022.

    Here aRe the cap values i chose

    .010 - nice. cuts a lot of high highs and cuts all single coil noise
    .015 - cuts a little lower into the highs
    .022 - alternate value in most basses. Less pronounced than the .047 standard value
    .047 - standard value cap that you get in most passive basses
    .068 - cuts all highs and some mids, guitarists would call this a jazz guitar tone
    .100 - wooly bass sound with less mids and no highs.

    Flip the switch and all values are cut in half.

    .005 - bleeds off treble and noise with little effect on the main tone
    .0075 - small effect on highs
    .011 - similar to .010 above
    .0235 - similar to .022 above
    .034 - halfway between the .022 and .047
    .05 - similar to .047

    I can easily rewire it to go double values instead of half. I may have a dpdt switch where you can switch from half to double. Here would be the double values. .020 .030 .044 .094 .136 and .200. .200 probably sounds like a pure sine wave of the fundamental. I may just do this if it helps persuade a buyer to get it. About 45 minutes work to add just a switch and rewire some stuff.

    I will get a video posted this week of the different sounds. This bass is super versatile for a single pickup bass. This was my first varitone and it is a blazing success in my opinion.

    $275 plus shipping



    Last edited: Jun 8, 2014
  2. deepestend

    deepestend Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 21, 2003
    Brooklyn via Austin and NOLA
    Guitar/Bass Builder and Social Media at Sadowsky
    Pretty cool functional simplicity. I like it a lot.
  3. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Inactive

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    video here

  4. WarriorJoe7

    WarriorJoe7 Inactive

    Mar 12, 2004
    Syracuse, NY
    video didnt come out as well as I would like so I will make a direct recording to show off the varitone
  5. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    i can't believe nobody has bought this yet
  6. iownit4


    Dec 7, 2011
    Didn't sell on eBay??
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