TRADED! The sell off continues. Here's an early example of Charles Cote's early work (before he switched over to Kent Armstrong electronics). Amazing tone, one of the best necks I've ever played (very straight, very low action), balances perfectly when standing and sitting (no hands!), very quiet electronics (cavity is beautifully shielded). The bass is a bit heavy due to the thick slab of northern ash, but since it balances so well, you hardly feel it (especially with a comfort strap). The bass is in very good condition with just some minor scuffing in the usual spots (above the pickup, slap zone, lower bout, back area). No deep buckle rash or major dings/dents (a sand/oil would get rid of all the wear spots). The only really noticeable things on the bass are the three small screw holes where a MIDI pickup was mounted (original Roland GK, I believe). I meant to get myself a MIDI pickup to utilize the holes, but never got around to it. You could always dowel/stain the holes if they bug you, but I never cared since the bass played so well. Neck is in beautiful condition and frets are in excellent shape with just minor play wear (no grooves/flat spots). Specs: Body: Heavy Northern Ash w/Flame Maple Top Finish: Natural Oil Finish Neck: Maple Scale: 34" Frets: 24 Fingerboard: Rosewood (super thick slab!) Pickups: Ken Smith Soapbars Preamp: Ken Smith Controls: Master Volume/Blend, Stacked Bass/Treble (push/pull preamp bypass on Master) Misc: Ken Smith Bridge Weight: 10.8 lbs These sold new for around $2500 back in the mid 90's, so imagine what they'd for now! Asking $800 shipped in the US. International shipping is fine, just PM for quote. PayPal preferred. Trade offers are welcome, but would prefer to sell. Thanks for looking.