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SOLD Birdsong Cortobass Piccolo $1000 Free Shipping in US

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by beatlebass64, Nov 21, 2015.


  1. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Price:
    1000
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Hello Talkbass,

    For sale is my Birdsong Piccolo bass. The style is a Cortobass, mahogany body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard.

    One small blemish where fret markers were applied on the side of the neck (see picture). The dot seems to have pushed in a bit, but it has no effect on the playing.

    Asking price is $1000, with gig bag and free shipping in the continental US. Lovely bass, piccolo just never turned into a thing for me.

    The bass was built for piccolo strings. I don't think you can fit normal sized strings on this bass without a little work on the nut. Just wanted to make sure I added that :)
     

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    Last edited: May 25, 2016
  2. RostyM

    RostyM

    May 1, 2010
    Metairie, LA
    Weight?
     
  3. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Hi,

    I am not at home right now (work break) but my best guess is the 7lb range. Most Birdsong's with mahogany bodies weigh in the 7lb range, and this one doesn't feel too heavy compared to other mahogany bodied Birdsong's I've played..

    I will try to get a more accurate weight for you.
     
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  4. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    post-Holiday bump!
     
  5. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    bump!
     
  6. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    PRICE DROP!

    $1250!!!
     
  7. SubNoizeRat3691

    SubNoizeRat3691 Lovin' the lows Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    Quad Cities, IA
    Can this be strung standard with a modified/replaced nut? Or, is the nut cut for standard strings?
     
  8. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    The bass is built for piccolo strings, so the nut would need to be replaced or modified to fit standard strings.
     
  9. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    $1200, Free Shipping within the continental US!
     
  10. etherealme

    etherealme Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Louisiana
    What's the scale? Very neat looking. Interested but unfamiliar.
     
  11. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Birdsongs are 31" short scales.

    Here is the website link to the Cortobass model, only difference (besides the price!) is that the bass I am selling is set up as a piccolo.

    Birdsong


    Here is a link from Birdsong that demos the Cortobass. The bass Scott is applying oil to in the beginning of the video is the same bass I am selling:

     
  12. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Still available for $1200 with free US shipping (insured) :)
     
  13. RostyM

    RostyM

    May 1, 2010
    Metairie, LA
    Any interest in trades?
     
  14. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Thank you for the reply!

    Not interested in trades right now, just hoping to find a home for a bass that doesn't get played enough :(
     
  15. kosta_

    kosta_

    Mar 6, 2015
    What kind of pickups are those? And is it a Volume / Tone / Blend control set-up?
     
  16. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    The pickups are the standard Cortobass pickups, which I believe are Lace Sensor pickups (I am not at home right now so I will double check later).

    The bass is volume, volume, tone.

    Thanks for your questions!
     
  17. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Price drop down to $1000! I am not playing this bass and would love to see it find a new home :) Free shipping (insured) within the continental US!
     
  18. mrufino1

    mrufino1 Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    Getting a nut made is not expensive, great price on this bass! I'm not in the market, but if someone is looking for a super high quality short scale, these are it, especially if you like skinny necks. The pickups sound great by the way (both lace if stock), both on their own and in a mix. I prefer both up full with the tone all the way up, strung with flats.
     
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  19. beatlebass64

    beatlebass64 Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    New Hampshire
    Thanks for the reply and positive comments!
     
  20. JayDA

    JayDA Space is deep

    Oct 4, 2010
    Dirty Jersey
    Damn!! Deal alert!! These things just don't get the respect they deserve, I have to many Birdsongs...or I would snap this up for a rainy day project.
     
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