SOLD Cliff Bordwell Spanish Cedar and Ebony Fretless 5 String Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by DadasHungry, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. DadasHungry

    DadasHungry Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Colorado Springs
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    As most players start their classified ad off with a bass they are selling, this is a REALLY hard one for me to even post that I am selling. I absolutely love this bass and it is BY FAR the best fretless bass I have ever owned or played.

    I bought this bass from a fellow Talk Bass member TSliceBass a couple of years ago and have enjoyed it very much. It is a bass that can take you many places with sounds and feel. No trades, just looking for someone to play this bass and take it where it will take the player.

    Here are the specs:

    Spanish Cedar Body

    Figured Purpleheart and Ebony top. Purpleheart back.

    Modern Neck (Flame Maple/Wenge/Flame Maple)

    Fretless Ebony fingerboard. Purpleheart side stripes (binding) and lines.

    Purpleheart and Ebony front headstock cap. Purpleheart rear headstock cap. "A" shape headstock

    Purpleheart and Ebony playing ramp (Flat, height set screw adjustable)

    Black Hipshot A bridge (19mm), Ultralite tuners, Dunlop Dual Design straplocks

    Audere 3 band Z mode preamp. 3 way mid freq. selection switch. Z mode switch. Active/Passive switch. 18 volts

    Nordstrand Dual Coil Pickups. Series/Single Coil/Parallel switching.

    Purpleheart and Ebony control cavity cover and battery cavity cover. Threaded inserts.

    Weighs right around 10 lbs.

    Black switches closest to strings:

    Neck pickup switch: down position-series, middle-single coil, up-parallel.
    Other switch: bridge pickup switch: same function as neck.

    Silver switches:
    Closest to strings-
    Z mode switch: down position-Hi Z mode (only works in series), middle-normal, up position-Low Z mode (only works in parallel). Hi Z adds some shimmering high end and a slight treble boost. Low Z mode adds a bunch of bottom and a low Boost.

    Other switch: Active/Passive switch: Up position is active. Down is passive

    3rd silver switch: Mid Frequency selector: Down position-high mid, middle-standard Mid, Up-low mid. Not sure of the exact freq. numbers.


    Top row (closest to strings) left to right in playing position

    Volume, Balance

    bottom row

    Treble, Mid, Bass

    For more information on me and who I am as a player, please visit

    Thanks and please PM me with all questions, IMG_0286_zps6b0d02f9.jpg IMG_1030.JPG IMG_1032.JPG IMG_1034.JPG IMG_1036.JPG IMG_1038.JPG IMG_1040.JPG IMG_1042.JPG IMG_1046.JPG IMG_0289_zpsb6565c37.jpg

  2. Wow. That's a pretty bass. I wish it was 17mm
  3. cyclopsbookworm

    cyclopsbookworm Mutant Werewolf Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Damn, why does this bass always come up when I'm broke? Missed it last time and broke again. Ugh. Maybe I can sell my thumb nt.
  4. Tslicebass

    Tslicebass Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2007
    She's a special bass. Good luck with the sale
  5. DadasHungry

    DadasHungry Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Colorado Springs
    Thanks TSlice, I have loved this bass and am not crazy about letting it go. It will need to go to the right person.
  6. ColonelZulu

    ColonelZulu Not Impressed By Those Who Flaunt “Authority” Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
  7. Beautiful bass! What scale length?