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Bossa OBJ-5 Bass--$1200, excellent condition

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by sburrw, Mar 25, 2009.


  1. sburrw

    sburrw

    Mar 23, 2009
    Spalter Maple top, Ebony fingerboard. See many photos on Ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=220383014647

    This is one of the most beautiful (and great sounding) basses I have ever seen. From what I can tell on the Bossa website http://www.bossausa.com/ you can no longer buy this bass with the Spalted Maple top. Even in another finish, this would cost you at least $2500. Don't confuse this with the lesser OB-5. The body on the OBJ is slighlty different as are the electronics (18v vs 9v, etc). OBJ is about $500 more than a OB-5.

    Excellent shape--used very little, with one 1/2" nick on side that shows in the close up photo. Weighs approx 9 lbs.

    Model #180107. Will be shipped in a hard Fender case that fits it perfectly. 34" scale, 18.5 mm string spacing, 24 frets, 18 volts. Width at nut 1 3/4", at 24th fret 2 7/8"

    Controls are: Volume,Blend, Lows, Mids, Highs

    The only addition to the tune electronics is the switch:
    When the Coil Tap Balancer Switch is in down position, either humbucking pickup can be selected via the Pickup Balance control in the normal way (i.e. neck or bridge). When the Coil Tap Balancer Switch is in up position, the Pickup Balance control selects both coils and the inner single coils.

    Internal trim pots:
    Notch Filter:|20dB at 850Hz
    R-Pickup Gain
    F-Pickup Gain



    Here are some reviews of other Bossa basses at Harmony Central:

    http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Electric+Bass/product/Bossa/OB-5/10/1



    And a Bass Player magazine review of another Bossa Bass:

    http://www.bassplayer.com/article/bossa-bus-5/Mar-05/7088
     

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  2. rodneyat

    rodneyat

    Apr 12, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Hmmm...I wonder if there is room in my house for yet another spalted maple bass..that would make 4...
     
  3. rabassaf

    rabassaf

    Jan 1, 2007
    pm sent
     
  4. flyman

    flyman Whoa!!

    Aug 2, 2005
    cincinnati, ohio
    The link to the Bossa website is wrong.

    evil-bay says the listing has been removed or doesn't exist, so can't see pics.

    You have no contact info, so where are you located?

    Does this one have a semi-hollow body?

    Is the body wood ash?

    What's the fretboard radius?

    Thanks,
    flyman
     
  5. ubado

    ubado

    Mar 7, 2007
    FL

    That might be due to the thread being from 3/25/09
    I doubt that eBay keeps auctions on file for almost a year & a half.

    ... just say'n ;)
     
  6. flyman

    flyman Whoa!!

    Aug 2, 2005
    cincinnati, ohio
    how embarrassing ..:help:
     
  7. Phenomenal

    Phenomenal

    Feb 2, 2013
    Lakland, MarkBass, Presonus
    Is it still available?
     
  8. DEMETRI

    DEMETRI Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2008
    Los Angeles
    is the bass still available?
     
  9. Kmrumedy

    Kmrumedy

    May 12, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    Jesus Christ!! This thread is 6 years old!
     
  10. DEMETRI

    DEMETRI Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2008
    Los Angeles
    yeah i know shot in the dark.. just not many bossa basses on the used market and i want one!
     
  11. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    I'd love a Bossa someday. Anybody have one for sale?
     
  12. RyanKinBK

    RyanKinBK Supporting Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Seattle

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