SOLD Cataldo Basses JAEbird Custom Fenderbird

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bassvirtuoso, May 4, 2012.


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  1. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    I've owned this bass for about a year now, original owner, ordered custom through Carlo. This is a perfect recreation of John Entwistle's Peter Cook made Fenderbird.

    Selling this because I just received a new custom bass to my demanding specs and I need to sell something to help offset my costs. This has never left my apartment.

    Body: Mahogany finished in Fiesta Red nitro, black pickguard.
    Neck: Maple on maple, J profile, Hipshot Ultralite Tuners, finished with nitro (one of the best feeling necks I've played on!)
    Pickups: '66 Thunderbuckers (http://thunderbuckerranch.com)
    Other: Duncan Straplocks, JAEbird logo on headstock, new GHS Boomer strings
    Weight: Around 9 pounds, no neck dive!

    Issues (I am very, very picky. I usually make my basses sound worse than they are):
    -Just noticed that the Nitro on the headstock has begun to do what nitro does best: checking.
    -The bass came to me with a minor pressure ding and a barely visible finish issue.
    -Pickups don't have enough foam under them, so the pickups can be pushed down with aggressive thumb anchoring.


    The real thing:
    fbird-paxmancas_rsg.jpg


    Mine:
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    The "issues":
    Finish:
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    Pressure wound:
    DSC_0079.gif

    Finish Checking:
    (hard to photograph properly)
    DSC_0881.gif

    See more pics here:
    Custom JAEbird

    This will include the little bottles of polish and paint that I received from Carlo should I need to touch up the bass in the future.

    New JAEbird from Carlo right now: $995
    Add '66 Thunderbuckers: $250
    Add Hipshot tuners: $25

    Total new from Carlo: $1270 plus wait time.

    Asking: $1050 Shipped to the CONUS (does not have a case but I will pack it very carefully!). I prefer money order (check my feedback, might discount...) but can use Paypal if need be.

    NO TRADES
     
  2. nubs

    nubs

    Mar 1, 2005
    Wisconsin
    bump for an awesome bass.
     
  3. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    TTT
     
  4. AWESOME bass!
     
  5. Awesome guitar. Does this have the J or P neck profile?
     
  6. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Oops, forgot that bit of info: J profile. Feels amazing with the nitro finish.
     
  7. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Willing to buy a case locally to ship it in for an extra $50, in case you want the added protection.
     
  8. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    I have a pair of these pickups in a Jaguar - they are killer... :bassist:
     
  9. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Get the Thunderbird sound with the headache of headstock breakage!
     
  10. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Price Drop: $1050 Shipped to CONUS
     
  11. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    Last bump before I try evilBay....
     
  12. bassvirtuoso

    bassvirtuoso My God, it's full of chrome! Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Nebraska
    SOLD
     
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