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SOLD $800 Birdsong Embrace Fretless Anniversary Model #5 of 8 FREE SHIPPING US 48

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by beatlebass64, Dec 4, 2017.


  1. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Price:
    800
    Strings:
    4
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    For sale is my Birdsong Embrace Fretless Bass.

    The Embrace model is no longer being offered by Birdsong, and this is part of the 8th anniversary in 2013 #5 of 8. Features a MightyMite soapbar pickup and a single volume knob. Bass is in EXCELLENT condition, with no cosmetic or playing issues. Ships in original hard case.

    • Neck-through Maple construction
    • Mesquite Body Wings
    • Ebony fingerboard, bridge, knob, and control plate
    • Black Hardware
    • 32 inch scale from bridge to nut
    • 8 lbs even on the bathroom scale, measured myself with the bass, and without two times.

    Shipping is FREE in the US 48 via FedEx Ground, fully insured, with signature requirement.

    PayPal payment only. Sorry, not interested in any trades.

    Please let me know if you have any questions :)

    Thank You,
    Beatlebass :bassist:

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    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017
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  2. SaucyJackBass

    SaucyJackBass

    May 6, 2009
    It's such a weird looking bridge. How is the intonation?
     
  3. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    No issues! The bridge has little slots carved in it for the strings, bass plays wonderfully. I *think* it is a floating bridge, but I've never changed the strings to find out:unsure: I recall Scott saying something to me once that he was pretty sure they used a floating bridge and the location was marked on the bass.

    I'll work on getting some close up shots of the bridge and a video over the weekend.
     
  4. SaucyJackBass

    SaucyJackBass

    May 6, 2009
    I doubt Scott is lurking but I'd love to get his thoughts on this.
     
  5. greggster59

    greggster59

    Oct 31, 2006
    New Jersey
    This is a great deal. I have #8 of the Anniversary Embraces and I can attest to the great sound, playability and solid construction of this puppy. No intonation issues, the ebony fingerboard seduces your fretting hand. Super lightweight.
    Scott doesn't make these anymore but he oughta be.
     
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  6. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    I agree on the ebony fingerboard. This is as smooth playing an instrument as I've ever seen or played. Those anniversary models went for something like $1200+ if I remember correctly, so this is a nice deal for someone!
     
  7. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    That beauty looks like it's screaming for a Delano Xtender pup...

    upload_2018-1-29_14-8-25.

    Wondering if one would fit?.....
     
  8. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    I have had the delano on previous Birdsong's and it is a wonderful pickup.

    I believe it would fit, but the wiring/routing may be different. I honestly don't know.

    My understanding is that the design on the embrace was supposed to be a faux-sound hole like the one found in acoustic guitars.
     
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  9. Orange Caesar

    Orange Caesar

    Nov 27, 2014
    NorCal
    It fits... put one in mine! Drilled an extra hole. And she’s a tight fit in the wiring cavity. Sounds pretty stinking awesome...

    Scott should make a HY5 version... hmmmm maybe for the next project...

    The Embrace is a super cool! I prefer it over my shortbass, but only by a hair... you won’t be disappointed... (my opinion of course)...

    GLWTS.
     

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  10. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Very cool!

    Was it easy to install? No issues with the wiring or routing or anything?

    I bet that is a very powerful fretless tone:bassist:
     
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  11. Orange Caesar

    Orange Caesar

    Nov 27, 2014
    NorCal
    Pretty easy... I’m no wiring expert. Just centered the pickup in the cavity. Followed online wiring diagram. I originally had a push/pull pot wired. But you’d have to rout the cavity a smidge. It was a fairly simple project. Glad I didn’t screw it up!

    And yes... “powerful fretless tone indeed!
     
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