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SOLD Clement Fretless 5 #330

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by younggun, Jul 10, 2016.


  1. younggun

    younggun

    Jul 19, 2008
    San Antonio
    Price:
    $1400
    Strings:
    5
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    Texas
    For sale is my custom Clement 5 String Fretless #330.
    View attachment 904464
    Tom built this for me in early 2014. It's never seen a gig and is in perfect like new condition. Not a mark on it. Beautiful bass with fully loaded out electronics. Active electronics with Nordstrand Big Splits and a bridge with piezo system. It also was built with a Bartolini pre-amp buffer for the piezo bridge. A range of tones you wouldn't believe.
    I'm going through some major home expenses and am having to clear out a lot of my gear for funds. This bass was over $3,000 when built and is basically new. Letting it go for less than half the original cost.
    Price is $1400 with shipping to CONUS.
    I am also selling it's "sister" fretted bass here:
    For Sale - Clement #337- 5 String Relist
    PM me if you would be interested in purchasing both.

    The specs:
    Clement #330
    Bass
    - 5 string fretless
    Scale length- 35 inch
    Body Shape- Wide Joan
    Body wood- Black Limba
    Top wood- Cllaro walnut
    Accent veneer- black
    Finish- satin poly
    Neck- 5 piece bolt on. Roasted maple with Wenge stripes
    Fingerboard- Mesquite
    Fret Lines- Black
    Hardware- Black Hipshot
    Pickups- Nordstrand Big splits
    Pre-Amp- Bartolini MPB2-918
    Bridge- Piezo bridge with Bartolini pre-amp buffer

    Here is a link to the original Facebook build page:
    Clement Bass
    Note that the original 5 piece neck was made from black limba with wenge stripes. There was an issue with the limba wood in the neck. It actually split shortly after I received it, so Tom built a brand new neck out of roasted maple with wenge stipes and replaced it (he's a stand up guy and backed his product 100%). You can see the new neckin the pics below. I also replaced the metal knobs with my own wood knobs (Tom was kind enough to send me the the left-over wood from the bass body). I can supply the original metal knobs if requested.
    Thanks for looking...and of course the pics:
    Clement Front. 20160710_183455. 20160710_183451. 20160710_183016. 20160710_183507. 20160710_183719. FullSizeRender-3. FullSizeRender-2.
    Lastly a shot with the "sisters":

    20160710_183719.
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2016
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  2. HarleyDave3565

    HarleyDave3565

    Jun 8, 2016
    Any sound clips of the bass?
     
  3. younggun

    younggun

    Jul 19, 2008
    San Antonio
    I haven't recorded anything with it, but I could make some sample recordings if you're seriously interested in the bass. PM me if so.
     
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  4. Not interested, but I really like the way you matched the two-tone knobs with the two body woods of each bass.
     
  5. younggun

    younggun

    Jul 19, 2008
    San Antonio
    Thanks, it was easy to match up the knobs, since they are the actual body woods :). Tom Clement sent me the left-over body cutouts from the build, and I turned them on my lathe to make the control knobs.
     
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  6. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Good luck with the sale sorry you have to let it go.
     
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  7. Nightman

    Nightman If it ain't low, it's got to go! Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    Nice looking bass!
     
  8. younggun

    younggun

    Jul 19, 2008
    San Antonio
    Deal pending.
     
  9. younggun

    younggun

    Jul 19, 2008
    San Antonio
    No deal made...Back up for sale.
     
  10. ahollowhd

    ahollowhd Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    Does the preamp have 2 midrange controls?
    How is the piezo pickup blended with the Nordstrands?
    How much does it weigh?
     
  11. younggun

    younggun

    Jul 19, 2008
    San Antonio
    Tone controls are bass and treble stacked knob. The piezo has a dedicated blend knob which dials it completely on with the magnetic pups off on one end, to no piezo and full pups on the other. There is a magnetic pickup blend (bridge/neck select) knob. Volume with active/passive push pull. Also a passive tone control knob. Weight is in the 8-9 lb range I think, but I have never actually weighed it, that's just a guesstimate.
    Thanks for the questions...there is now another deal pending on it however.
     
  12. younggun

    younggun

    Jul 19, 2008
    San Antonio
    Both basses sold to the same buyer. Sad to see these two go, but I think they went to a good home.