SOLD Darkstar Tele Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ghiadub, Aug 16, 2013.


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  1. ghiadub

    ghiadub

    Jan 17, 2006
    Auburn, CA
    This is basically a new bass, save for the neck which was the foundation for building this bass.

    First off, the neck is amazing. It has a music man type finish with wax or oil, not sure, but it is flat and does not wear into a shine like other basses with a flat finish. It is from a custom handmade bass from Bill Giebitz, the body was thrashed so I built this bass around the neck since it was one of the best I have played.

    The only issue is cosmetic; there are some holes in the back of the headstock from the original Wilkinson tuners.

    Neck profile is like a '64 jazz, 1.5" at the nut.

    Body is from warmoth as was the antigua finish
    Hammond Darkstar pickup
    Bayou wiring harness
    CTS pots
    orange drop cap
    Gotoh 201 bridge
    Hipshot ultralight tuners
    Strung up with LaBella Flats

    Weighs in at 8.4lbs and is well balanced.

    I only recently built this up, but I have been having some issues with arthritis and fatigue in my hands, and I am selling all my long scale basses and a few of my shorties.

    The bass absolutely kills, really nails the '72 Phil Lesh sound that these pickups are made for.

    $1000 shipped in a ATA fender HS case to the lower 48 states

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  2. ghiadub

    ghiadub

    Jan 17, 2006
    Auburn, CA
    Did I mention this bass is new except for the neck and the bridge? Open to offers (cash) I need to move this bass out so I can put the next few up.
     
  3. MDBass

    MDBass Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall-Fender-Bergantino-Dunlop-Tech 21-Darkglass-Nordstrand
    Really wonderful looking instrument...any chance you have some sound clips?
     
  4. ghiadub

    ghiadub

    Jan 17, 2006
    Auburn, CA
  5. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    pretty cool bumpage!
     
  6. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W'Sconsin
    This lights all my fuses at once.
     
  7. ghiadub

    ghiadub

    Jan 17, 2006
    Auburn, CA
    price drop bump.
     
  8. georgiagoodie

    georgiagoodie The winged monkeys showed up

    Jan 8, 2008
    HELL
    I dig it bump.
     
  9. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    I'd also like to add some bumpage to a really nice bit of kit.
     
  10. kylej7

    kylej7

    Jul 23, 2009
    Houston, Texas
    Do you know which model Dark Star that is? DS3-N?
     
  11. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    That. Is. Awesome.
     
  12. BigDBass

    BigDBass PWIYB!

    Chef. Is. Absolutely. Correct.
     
  13. ghiadub

    ghiadub

    Jan 17, 2006
    Auburn, CA
    I think it is the regular one, made for single pickup basses. Which I think is the north, but I am not sure how to check.
     
  14. g4string

    g4string

    Sep 19, 2002
    Melissa, TX
    pics of the un-used holes please? thx!!
     
  15. kylej7

    kylej7

    Jul 23, 2009
    Houston, Texas
    The only difference really is the spacing between the pole pieces. What's the distance between the centers of two of the pole pieces?
     
  16. Onemanbanned

    Onemanbanned

    Mar 4, 2012
    MSP
    Super bad! I'm willing to take a leap if it suits me. Please pm me so we can talk direct. Thanks!
     
  17. ghiadub

    ghiadub

    Jan 17, 2006
    Auburn, CA
    Well there is a north and a south version for two pickup basses. I think he might have made ones with different spacings as well, but I can't exactly verify :meh:

    This one has a spacing of 2cm between the poles.

     
  18. ghiadub

    ghiadub

    Jan 17, 2006
    Auburn, CA
    sold pending payment
     
  19. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    W'Sconsin
    !:smug:!
     
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