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SOLD Bogart Blackstone 4-String Fretless Headless - Carbon Graphite

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Bobo Fret, Jul 20, 2017.


  1. Bobo Fret

    Bobo Fret Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    Price:
    599
    Strings:
    4
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    Florida
    SOLD SOLD SOLD

    Bogart Blackstone 4-String Fretless Headless
    - $599 shipped/Paypalled CONUS

    Got this awesome German-made bass from a fellow TGP'er on trade. I have owned it for awhile now. I love this bass enough that it inspired me to pull the trigger on a custom fretted Bogart bass - they're running a sale on new build this Summer, so Shell Pink custom now in the pipeline! I really want to have them make me a fretless with some different specs (never been a MM pickup fan, for example), but I won't pull the trigger until I sell off the 2 fretless basses I already have. I'm a guitarist, so I need multiple fretless basses like I need a hole in the head.

    This bass originally sported a Bartolini MM and a Noll 2-band pre-amp. I really didn't care for it - specifically, not enough control over the mids. I took a chance on going passive with a Delano MM pickup. I also wired in a balance pot to pan between the coils of the MM pickup. Overall, this arrangement sounds more way better - more dynamic and just as loud as the active Noll/Bart it had previously. I sold off the Bart/Noll, so not included.

    The combination of the carbon graphite neck and composite body make for unbelievable sustain and a very authoritative sound. It's an AMAZING sounding bass! The neck is a dream to play. The neck is headless, with string retainers where the tuners would normally be, thus a more traditional look.

    Note some paint blemishes on the front of the bass at the neck/body joint area. Since it's not made of wood, it's of no consequence. The previous owner used roundwounds, so you can see some scuffing on the fretboard - strictly cosmetic. If you run your finger over it it is absolutely smooth - not rutted at all. It is phenolic afterall.

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    Last edited: Jan 26, 2018
  2. Plantbrain

    Plantbrain Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Weirdest tuning set up I've seen. Cool.
     
  3. Bobo Fret

    Bobo Fret Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
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  4. Bobo Fret

    Bobo Fret Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
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  5. Bobo Fret

    Bobo Fret Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
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  6. Bobo Fret

    Bobo Fret Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    Sure, it's a player, but if you're passing this one up because of the cosmetic stuff, you're missing out on a fantastic playing, fantastic sustaining and fantastic sounding fretless! The neck is a real treat.
     
  7. StevieM

    StevieM

    May 10, 2016
    Logan, WV
    Wow. I haven't seen one of these since the early 90's. Do they still have the Beelzebub, and Basstard models?
     
  8. Bobo Fret

    Bobo Fret Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    Either they aren't or those models have been renamed.
     
  9. Bobo Fret

    Bobo Fret Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
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  10. Bobo Fret

    Bobo Fret Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    Price drop bump
     
  11. Bobo Fret

    Bobo Fret Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
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  12. Bobo Fret

    Bobo Fret Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    price drop bump
     
  13. Bobo Fret

    Bobo Fret Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
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  14. klanger2003

    klanger2003 Supporting Member

    Oct 17, 2002
    "Connecticute"
    Side position marks?
     
  15. Bobo Fret

    Bobo Fret Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    Check
     
  16. Bobo Fret

    Bobo Fret Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
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  17. Bobo Fret

    Bobo Fret Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2008
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  18. shriekback

    shriekback

    Nov 25, 2007
    Eugene, OR
    PM sent.
     

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