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BRUCE JOHNSON SHORT SCALE AMPEG SSB ONE OF FIVE MADE

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by saltymonkey, Sep 18, 2010.


  1. saltymonkey

    saltymonkey Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Sag Harbor, NY
    Damn Economy. Someone's going to be very lucky. Selling my Bruce Johnson Short Scale SSB. It is of course Bruce's recreation of the Ampeg SSB. It is the fifth one of the five that he made. Serial # 005 completed 9/07/2001. It has two jacks. The second is direct from the pickup bypassing the preamp. There are a few small nicks and scratches but overall in great condition. the neck is straight with low action. Currently wearing flats which Bruce said it was designed for. It sounds great. This bass was also designed to work with 34" scale strings. I thought this would for sure be a lifer but I'm down to three basses and I can't part with my Greco TBII or my short scale Decade. Price is $1300.00 shipped Con US only. Payment by US postal MO or Bank Check. Will ship in a brand new basic gig bag and be very well packed.

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    Stunning! You're right someone is going to be lucky.

    Wish-I-had-the-cash bump!
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I don't pics, and I don't really know what these are other than very indirecctly, but, color me interested and post pix and details plz and thx?
     
  4. saltymonkey

    saltymonkey Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Sag Harbor, NY
    Chef, is there anything in particular you would like to see pics of other than what i have posted? The story of and all details of the bass can be found here:

    http://www.xstrange.com/ssbmain.html
     
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    i see the pics now, thx!
     
  6. PatO

    PatO

    May 21, 2006
    Colchester VT
    I love the color of you Decade.... looks awesome!
     
  7. saltymonkey

    saltymonkey Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Sag Harbor, NY
    Price dropped to $1300.00 shipped.
     
  8. Awesomely bizarre looking bass! I've never seen one of these or the bass which inspired it. I love it!
     
  9. saltymonkey

    saltymonkey Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Sag Harbor, NY
    Sold pending payment.
     
  10. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
  11. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    got the bass. it is really sweet sounding. i will have to post some johnson family pics when iget a chance..

    here is my other one
     

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  12. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    wow, what is the radius on that?... is it comfy to play?
     
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