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Ampeg Baby bass

Discussion in 'DB Classifieds Archive' started by lionel, Oct 9, 2003.


  1. lionel

    lionel

    Sep 3, 2003
    Guadeloupe - FWI
    Hi all,:D

    I sell my electric upright bass "Ampeg Babybass" year around 64 .

    here it is


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    Price : 1500 euros (same in dollars)
     
  2. lionel

    lionel

    Sep 3, 2003
    Guadeloupe - FWI
    No one interested in ?

    No Latin jazz players around ?

    :D ;)
     
  3. soularis

    soularis

    Jul 3, 2003
    Illinois, USA
    how much?
     
  4. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    Read, Grasshoppah, read.
     
  5. lionel

    lionel

    Sep 3, 2003
    Guadeloupe - FWI
    new price for the Ampeg Baby bass 1200$

    anyone ? :D
     
  6. can it be played arco?

    also, what kind of shape is it on?
     
  7. lionel

    lionel

    Sep 3, 2003
    Guadeloupe - FWI
    I don't know, I never tried arco with it ...

    the body's shape is like a cello.

    I can send you pics of the instrument...just pm your e-mail.
     
  8. oops, i meant what kind of shape is it in? as in are there any major structural problems with it, etc.

    as for the arco, are the strings/fretboard in an arc or are they relatively flat like an electric?

    my email is defeldus at yahoo.com

    *im very interested in getting an EUB, but im currently debating getting a lakland and an MTD kingston fretless, but if i dont get either of those and you still have this then its definitely an option...
     
  9. lionel

    lionel

    Sep 3, 2003
    Guadeloupe - FWI
    the body is in fiberglass/epoxy..and the fingerboard (ebony) got a radius like a classic upright.

    The neck/fingerboard is in excellent condition but the body has suffered (the bass is around 40 years old !!)

    With the time, the epoxy envelloppe was about to open itself along the side joints, that's why I asked my local Luthier to glue both parts with epoxy, now it doesn't open anymore but that's not esthetic to see... there's also some scratches (it need to be polished)

    Anyway it doesn't have any influence on the playing comfort or on the sound

    I recorded a little sound clip (nylon strings) available at this adress :

    http://basstips.free.fr/baby bass.mp3

    and I sent you detailled pics on your e mail adress ;)


    Lionel
     
  10. love that sound clip :D
     
  11. lionel

    lionel

    Sep 3, 2003
    Guadeloupe - FWI
    thx :D ;)
     
  12. leanne

    leanne

    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    Still haven't received pics though. :(
     
  13. lionel

    lionel

    Sep 3, 2003
    Guadeloupe - FWI
    Oh Leanne , I can't understand why (I sent it on your second e-mail box) :confused:

    Here is a link where you can download some detailled pics of the bass. compressed under .zip format.

    http://basstips.free.fr/ampeg babybass pics.zip

    Hope it will be easyer like that... ;)


    Lionel
     
  14. leanne

    leanne

    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    Got the pictures from that link, thanks a lot!
    I'm still very interested.
    Thanks
    Leanne
     
  15. lionel

    lionel

    Sep 3, 2003
    Guadeloupe - FWI
    Leanne, I sent you a PM with my e-mail adress :) ;)

    Lionel
     
  16. ctxbass

    ctxbass Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Central Texas
    "I recorded a little sound clip (nylon strings)"

    Lionel[/QUOTE]
    *********************

    Great sound. What nylon strings did you use?
     
  17. lionel

    lionel

    Sep 3, 2003
    Guadeloupe - FWI
    Thx ! i 'think It's "Pyramid" strings but I'm not sure about that (long time since I mounted it on the bass !)


    The bass is still for sale, the price is lowered and I share with the buyer the shipment's cost !! :hyper:
     
  18. lionel

    lionel

    Sep 3, 2003
    Guadeloupe - FWI
    I 'ld also be interested in a trade like a 2X10 cab, or a cheap accoustic upright, or a "normal" bass (6 strings only !) ...

    Lionel
     
  19. ironfingers80

    ironfingers80

    May 4, 2004
    is that baby bass still for sale??
     
  20. runeight

    runeight

    Jun 6, 2004