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Are F-Basses rare?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by waytoodeep03, Nov 29, 2005.


  1. I never see any on the Bay for sale. I am looking diligently for a BN6 and can't find any anywhere for sale. Where do you get these from?
     
  2. thanks
     
  3. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
  4. Hman

    Hman

    Jan 8, 2002
    San Francisco, CA
    Used BN6 is very hard to find...I think Gelb Music here in Redwood City still has a new one. I truely believe the maple board ash body combo is the ticket for the F bass sound. I've tried other board and it's just not the sound I want. :)
     
  5. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Sorry man... I had no idea.
     
  6. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    +2

    I recently found out that I'm an ash + maple guy. After having spent good quality time with one of the most beautiful Sadowsky NYC's to date (chambered ash w/ebony board), I was totally drawn to the F's feel and sound. Can't beat it.
     
  7. Heh, it's no big deal. Just joking around. I am trying to raise the money for it, but I don't expect it to last too much longer. :^/
     
  8. rubo

    rubo

    Aug 25, 2003
    I think 5 or 6 string are not rare, but 4 string is almost impossible to find.

    Cheers
     
  9. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    The problem that most people have with 4s is that the upcharges are too much for most to handle. Unfortunate, but true.
     
  10. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    No sweat... I knew that. Best of luck getting it. This would be one I'd sell a kidney for if I didn't already have one.


     
  11. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI

    They are rare compared to alot of basses you might know about as far as numbers produced. He pretty much hand makes them.

    Rob
     
  12. So, uh, how well do sperm banks pay? :bag:
     
  13. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    most people hang on their F basses because.....


    THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY AWESOME !!!!

    Used sixers are hard to find, indeed.
     
  14. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    +1000
     
  15. I concur. It absolutely killed the Zon 519 and Alembic Orion I tested along side it.
     
  16. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    Umm.......no not rare! :bag:
    In fact I happen to know where a nice BNF5 for sale is :bag:
     
  17. I love my BN5.
    I would get others F Bass now without problems....
    A bit later, I need to save money! :)

    Vince