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Chef's '51 Precision 5 String Reissue f/s

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Chef, Apr 30, 2009.


  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    F/S due to downsizing at work.
    Those of you who remember the build thread know what a heartbreaker this is for me to part with...:(
    This was built in 2006 by Rodent here, now Regenerate Guitar Works (RGW). A bass built today from RGW to these specs would price at ~$2500, and be worth every dang cent of it. Rod does stellar work. Feel free to pm him, Rodent with any q's.
    51 Precision 5 String Reissue:
    Warmoth maple neck, hand selected for light weight and spiffy grain ash body.
    All Hipshot hardware.
    Custom wound by Nordstrand Single Coil Precision 5 string pickup; this was wound more or less to Seymour Duncan SCPB3 specs: hot, and grindy with big single coil response. The Big Single bridge pickup was slightly overwound to better match the SCPB5.
    Controls are a v/v stackpot, and single tone control.

    Comes with a nice, light Road Ready hybrid case.
    It's been played, a lot, but is in excellent condition with typical light polish and use marks.

    $1500+shipping via paypal e-check, or money order.

    51P5wf.
    51P5wf.
    51P5cf.
    51P5cr.


    and, from the builder:

    ''somebody's going to get themselves a real collector's item - the first true '51P 5-string bass known to have been made

    from all the digging I have done to date I know of no prior 5-string designed and/or produced with ALL of these features of that great original 4-string bass that Leo fathered over 55 years ago:

    - '51P style SCPB pickup (with or without an added bridge pickup)
    - '51P styled pickguard
    - '51P styled control plate
    - top routed slab body with electro socket side jack
    - thru-body string option
    - bolt-on neck with neck plate
    - Maple/Maple neck with black side/face dots

    Chef is correct - this was Nordstrand's first 5-string SCPB pickup, and it was a custom order job based on the specs Chef provided

    while other 5-string basses had incorporated some of these features, none incorporated all of these features which are iconic to the '51 (and to some extent '54) styled basses

    all the best,

    R"
     
  2. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    Holy Crap Chef... sorry to see you having to sell this.


    Very much looking to my custom similar to this that rod is currently building for me. GAS over yours is definitely what inspired my build.
     
  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    thanks bud!
     
  4. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
  5. perkidan

    perkidan

    Sep 13, 2000
    Augusta, ky
    I wish that times weren't this tough as I would kill to own this piece. Good luck with the sale.
     
  6. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Nice bass..........bump.:D
     
  7. I wish I could...I wish I could...:(

    It's a shame. I remember wanting this when it was first built (and still want it...I just can't these days)
     
  8. fish slapper

    fish slapper

    Nov 17, 2005
    Newberg, OR
    Free bump. Was seriously considering but there was an "announcement" at my work today too, so I'm keeping the scheckles close to home. :crying:

    Good Luck!
     
  9. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    fish: bummer, and best of luck...
     
  10. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    I remember well when this bass was made. Truly one-of-a-kind and it's a darned shame that you have to sell it, Chef.

    I don't play fivers much any more, but when I did, this was one of the basses I drooled over the most.

    Someone is getting a great deal on this gem.
     
  11. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    I don't play 5's that often but if I did I would seriously consider this one. That's a gorgeous bass. I'm truly sorry you have to sell it. I'm sure things will pick up for you.

    Oh and here's a bump for your bad-ass girl...
     
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    thx west coast!
     
  13. emblymouse

    emblymouse Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W'Sconsin
    Lakland Artist Endorser
    I've had my hands on a Rodent modified Casady and am here to testify he knows how to nasty. That is one cool 5 er.
     
  14. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    yessir: rodent is a good guy!

    thanks embly!
     
  15. Jared92

    Jared92

    Nov 1, 2007
    Fairfax VA
    I can haz bass?
     
  16. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    ????
     
  17. Jared92

    Jared92

    Nov 1, 2007
    Fairfax VA
    Hah I want it. Its beautiful!
     
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    gotcha, thanks
     
  19. 5stringwonder

    5stringwonder

    Sep 24, 2006
    Singapore
    wow...really nice bass. shame that you've got to sell it...
     
  20. sport88

    sport88

    Nov 1, 2005
    Nashville,TN
    I might have missed it somewhere, but what is the scale length on this ? I'm waiting on an E-check to clear and almost wish I hadn't seen this ! Wow,,,,,very nice :bassist:

    Hope work picks up for ya Chef, things are sucking everywhere.
     

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