SOLD Brubaker NBS-LW prototype 5 string (trade or offer)

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  1. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK?

    United States
    Offered here is a Brubaker NBS-LW Prototype (Brubaker Musical Instruments | Custom Handcrafted Guitars and Basses)

    Striking and unique 5 string W/ LightWave Systems electronics in excellent condition.

    The pickup system is entirely housed in the Bridge. Use of ferrous strings is not necessary, the pickups are optical.

    You could use Bronze, Nylon or gut if you wished!

    Nice Wide flat Deep D Maple neck. Weighs just under 10 lbs.
    - 34 5/8" scale
    - 1.90" nut 19mm string spacing

    - Hipshot Ultralite tuners
    - Lightwave, and Piezo equipped.
    - 2 band EQ
    - Finished in satin Seafoam Green
    - Rechargeable integrated battery, includes charger

    From Wilcox Guitars:

    The Difference Is Clear

    Conventional pickups produce a magnetic field that interferes with string vibration. We created the LightWave Optical System to give musicians a non-intrusive, absolutely transparent pickup that provides the purest and most natural sound from string instruments. Our patented infrared light technology is the first and only of its kind. The pickup “sees” the vibration of the string without affecting string motion in any way, harnessing the pure power of light to deliver accurate, full-range sound.

    Music at the Speed of Light

    LightWave technology utilizes light sensing electronics to detect the vibration of the string, enhancing the instrument’s true voice by eliminating the magnetic influence or “pull” inherent in traditional pickups. Our optical sensors provide a flat, even response throughout the tonal spectrum of the vibrating string, producing a sonic foundation that accurately represents the intended musical expression of the player. It’s the most powerful and responsive method of string transduction ever developed.

    The Voice of the String

    What you will hear is extraordinary: the sound of the strings, the sound of the instrument, and most importantly, the sound of your music. You will notice a whole new sensitivity in the interaction between your fingers and the strings. Whether playing chords, slap style, screaming leads, tight intervals, complex voicing or harmonics, your LightWave instrument will be a revelation. You will hear an openness, transparency and dimensionality unlike anything you have previously experienced.

    Natural Sustain

    The LightWave Optical Pickup System does not interfere with the vibration of the strings, allowing them to sustain naturally. These highly sensitive pickups read string vibration for its full duration, fading in a pure, linear fashion into silence, without an abrupt ending or distorted artifacts. The vibrations from the string are like ripples upon water that gradually get smaller over time, and the optical pickups can effortlessly read these vibrations far beyond the capacity of human hearing. Due to these unique characteristics, our instruments do not require greater mass to achieve higher levels of sustain. You can play longer and with less strain, without having to give up the tonal qualities a heavier instrument will normally give you.

    Silence is Golden

    Unlike magnetic pickups, the LightWave Optical Pickup System has virtually no inherent noise. As a result, you can play at any volume without annoying background hum or buzz. This is an breakthrough for recording: virtually noise-free, extraordinarily transparent sound. Even with your amp at high volume, you experience amazing dynamic range and sensitivity – loud notes will be loud and clear, while soft notes and subtle nuances are not masked by hum or buzz.


    If you wish to use EQ or signal processing to shape your sound, you can create subtle or dramatic tonal variations without artifacts. Since the output of the LightWave pickup is pure and transparent, you augment the actual sound of the string, as opposed to the odd response curves and background noise found in conventional pickups.
    Will ship in a basic gig bag
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    Last edited: Sep 26, 2020
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  2. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    Nice bass!

    ...and that Brubaker isn’t too shabby, either. ;)
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2020
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  3. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK?

    you ought to add this to you signature
    "Sparkle makes me tingle"
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  4. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! DHDIK?

    I'm selling this and other items to fund shed (workshop) in my backyard so I can be more effective at my future instrument building efforts.
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