SOLD Alleva Coppolo RA4 FS

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by basses55, Oct 21, 2011.


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  1. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Toronto
    Endorsing artist: Alleva Coppolo Basses and Guitars, FBass, La Bella-Olinto Bergantino Audio Systems
    Continuing to reduce the stable and raise funds for repairs. This one hurts the most so far....a truly stellar bass all around - looks, playability and tone. Jimmy and I selected the body for weight and the bass came out at an ideal (IMO) 8.86 pounds for the 4.

    -RA4, alder body, maple neck and board, blocks and binding
    -Candy Apple red metallic
    -Nitro body ( upgrade), poly neck (standard)
    -Tinted/aged neck
    -AC pups and pre
    -Vintage bridge

    The bass has a great slap tone ala Marcus but with a bit smoother and warmer character, something I love in this model from Jimmy. The finger tone is warm but tight also at the same time. Fast, easy neck profile that is easier to play than my Fender from that era.
    If you've been looking for a killer /rare 4 or ACs in general this is a good opportunity...and comes at a large discount from new.
    $$3000 plus shipping. I will ship anywhere. Includes I Gig bag.

    Sorry, no trades.

    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Toronto
    Endorsing artist: Alleva Coppolo Basses and Guitars, FBass, La Bella-Olinto Bergantino Audio Systems
    pics
     

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    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Toronto
    Endorsing artist: Alleva Coppolo Basses and Guitars, FBass, La Bella-Olinto Bergantino Audio Systems
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    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Toronto
    Endorsing artist: Alleva Coppolo Basses and Guitars, FBass, La Bella-Olinto Bergantino Audio Systems
    The streak on the edge is from light reflecting, not a scratch. Giving different pics to show shades of the color.
     

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    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Toronto
    Endorsing artist: Alleva Coppolo Basses and Guitars, FBass, La Bella-Olinto Bergantino Audio Systems
    There are some marks behind the bridge, and a small finish blemish on the heel under the neck. You cant see the blemish unless you turn the bass over and really look, and you cant feel it.
     

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  6. jonno1707

    jonno1707

    Apr 1, 2006
    Nanuet N.Y.
    Wow another killer bass from Mitch...!
    Big bump for a smoking bass and one of the best sellers on TB!
     
  7. RS

    RS

    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Sweet baby Jesus.
     
  8. RS

    RS

    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Are the pups 60s or 70s spacing?
     
  9. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Toronto
    Endorsing artist: Alleva Coppolo Basses and Guitars, FBass, La Bella-Olinto Bergantino Audio Systems


    They are 70s on the RA model.
     
  10. Joelc73

    Joelc73

    Nov 13, 2000
    New York
    A beautiful bass! That color combo is stunning. Someone will be getting a great deal.

    FWIW -- I bought an AC from Mitch two weeks ago and the deal was absolutely painless. A great seller who is completely above board on every level.
     
  11. YCBass

    YCBass

    Aug 29, 2007
    SoCal
    If you're in the market for a bass with these specs do not hesitate on this one... I remember it well from NAMM 2010. What a great sounding bass!

    And Mitch is one great and classy guy with one of the best ears I've ever known.
     
  12. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine
    Another bump for Mitch and this killer AC. Mitch is "Da Man", as the kids say
     
  13. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Toronto
    Endorsing artist: Alleva Coppolo Basses and Guitars, FBass, La Bella-Olinto Bergantino Audio Systems
    Thanks guys- really appreciate the support! :oops:


    If anyone needs any additional info please dont hesitate to PM me, I'll get back asap.
     
  14. esoxhntr

    esoxhntr Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2007
    Markham, Ontario
    An incredibly playable and versatile instrument, being sold by an extraordinarily knowledgable buyer. This RA4 is a dead cinch no-brainer, and one of those elite instruments that were you to play it, you'd kick yourself later for not buying it.
     
  15. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Toronto
    Endorsing artist: Alleva Coppolo Basses and Guitars, FBass, La Bella-Olinto Bergantino Audio Systems


    ..or kick yourself later for having sold it!
     
  16. esoxhntr

    esoxhntr Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2007
    Markham, Ontario
    ... or for having had the thing in your "backyard" and letting it get away... :meh:
     
  17. adarvas

    adarvas

    Jul 27, 2006
    Toronto
    Big bump for that bass Mitch! I played it and it's a killer bass!
    Too bad I'm not in the market for a 4 str.
     
  18. Painted or real inlays?
     
  19. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Toronto
    Endorsing artist: Alleva Coppolo Basses and Guitars, FBass, La Bella-Olinto Bergantino Audio Systems

    Real inlays, and binding.
     
  20. Archie Jr.

    Archie Jr. Midnight Rider Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2009
    Superb bass at a great price. Bump for a terrific TB'er ! If she only had a 5th string, I would have snapped her up.
     
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