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SOLD Conklin fretless - 4 (figured purple heart)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Jerry J, Jan 16, 2012.


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  1. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    I've had some reservations selling this bass. It was my first fretless and a great bass to learn the art of fretless playing. I bought this from Jake Kot when I was taking lessons from him. I just don't seem to have the time to keep my fretless skills up so this bass just sits. And I have a bunch of bills to catch up on.

    This is obviously a very unique bass to say the least.
    -Purple heart facings on a swamp ash body.
    -Flamed maple neck with purple heart stringers (5-piece). 2 octave and very slender.
    -Ebony fingerboard w/lines and position dot on up side of neck.
    -As far as I know..custom wound Bartolini pickups with, I'm thinking NTBT preamp wired for active/passive.
    -Ultra light, satin hardware.
    -Quilted maple ramp.
    -Dunlop Straplocks.

    JakeBass3.
    JakeBass10.
    JakeBass9.
    JakeBass7.

    I will try and get photos of some of the wear. And as you can see there is some shiny areas below the neck pickup. And the pickup cover show wear in the photos.


    $1600 (now $1300) shipped and insured in the CONUS, in a decent Levy gig bag. No trades unless you have Pre-EB Stingray that you want to let go of.
     
  2. ChrisCassisi

    ChrisCassisi

    Mar 24, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    Awesome bass. Too bad you are not open to more trade options. Would love to have this.
     
  3. I played this one! One of my favorite fretless basses :bassist:
     
  4. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Hi Greg! And you sure knew how to make this bass sound great.
     
  5. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Chris if you are referring to a Wal then I am listening.:D
     
  6. ChrisCassisi

    ChrisCassisi

    Mar 24, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    Trust me if I had a Wal I would have no desire to look at any other basses. Been GASing for a Wal for years. When I get one it will be buried with me one day.
     
  7. ChrisCassisi

    ChrisCassisi

    Mar 24, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    This is still here? You have to be kidding me people. This bass is being given away at that price. My guitarist uses one of their US made 7 string guitars with Lundgren pups and the quality is second to none.



    Bump for one of the best bass makers on the planet.
     
  8. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Thank you for the bump Chris!

    Fretless basses can be a tough sell unfortunately.
     
  9. Bollenator

    Bollenator The Ersatz Haderach

    Jun 2, 2010
    Western Washington
    I played the Conklin fretless that was at Bass NW last year (also made for Jake Kot); I still kick myself for not pulling the trigger on that thing. Conklin's custom shop makes some serious instruments.

    Bump for a beauty of a fretless!
     
  10. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Now is your chance. It really is a great bass.

    JakeBass5.
     
  11. Bollenator

    Bollenator The Ersatz Haderach

    Jun 2, 2010
    Western Washington
    Grrr... ;)
     
  12. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Did I forget to mention that this bass weighs 8.3 pounds?

    New lower price........$1300 shipped in the CONUS.
     
  13. SaucyJackBass

    SaucyJackBass

    May 6, 2009
    Free bump so some one buys this before I do and get divorced.
     
  14. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Bump w/price change......$1300 shipped ground in the CONUS.
     
  15. bassmastan

    bassmastan Guest

    Jun 25, 2011
    EDIT: I want it but, due to school I can't grab it, someone is going to be verry happy with this bass.
     
  16. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    I'll take a reasonable offer.
     
  17. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    bump
     
  18. 707clown

    707clown

    Apr 9, 2009
    HOLY $h!t that is awsome n i get paid this week too:hyper:
     
  19. 707clown

    707clown

    Apr 9, 2009
    i love purple heart too
     
  20. Sleepwalker42

    Sleepwalker42 Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2008
    Chicago
    Can I tempt you with a '78 all original Fender JB? :) It's in great conditions and it has a nice warm jazzy tone.
     

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