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DP Custom 6 String Single Cut. Make me an offer!

Discussion in '[OLD FORUM] Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories: F' started by mark beem, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    All serious offers considered. Please don't waste my time or TB bandwidth with B.S. posts..

    The low-down: This bass was custom made this year by Dave Pushic:

    6 string bass
    single cutaway shape
    35" scale; 24 frets
    Pau Ferro fretboard
    2 X EMG-45DC pickups
    3 piece neck: maple/padauk/maple
    Koa body
    quick release bridge
    gold hardware

    There were a few cosmetic issues I had with it, but I sent it back to Dave and he fixed them up..

    Here are some sound clips:




    Make me an offer I can't refuse..
  2. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
    bump for ya Mark!

    Peace, JP
  3. richst

    richst Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    Whats spacing at the bridge? How much does it weigh?

  4. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    A little more info:

    16mm spacing at the bridge.

    Price new was $1064.00 not including shipping. Bass has less than two hours max playing time on it... Ive never taken it to a gig, Ive never even taken it to practice because I only play my Conklins.
  5. Jake15


    Jan 17, 2001
    USA, PA
    Where are you located? Would I be able to try it out first if I was interested?
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Sure! If you're willing to drive to Alabama. :) ;)
  7. bassrebelpr

    bassrebelpr Guest

    Dec 4, 2002
    Aguadilla, PR
    Still have the bass?
  8. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I will consider trades for cabinets and/or heads and amplifiers..

  9. hanales


    Jul 12, 2003
    Youngstown, OH
    What kind of cabs? I have an ampeg 4x10, and a aggie 1x15. Plus an SWR la1x15 practice amp I can throw in there.
  10. Hengishammer


    Nov 14, 2003
    Why are you getting rid of it???

    I am curious because I am having one built myself...:bassist:
  11. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    did you REALLY have to post that? its hardly fair is it. to post that in progzillas selling thread?
  12. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    It needs to be known.. I'm not going to pull the wool over anyone's eyes. If I sell someone a bass then I make sure they know EVERYTHING about it. Good AND bad.
  13. I,and I believe the buyer should admire and take into consideration Prog's honesty about this bass.I like how he includes the good and bad about it.

    Good luck selling it Prog!
  14. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    For those interested in the bass, here's a rundown of the issues...

    When I received it the bridge was not mounted flush against the body. As a result the treble side was grossly high.. So high in fact that I was unable to lower the strings enough to get a decent, even sound.. Same with the input jack.. Also there was a short in the electronics somewhere.. Plugging in a 9 volt battery cause it (the battery) to get extremely hot in a matter of seconds.. In addition there was poor/sloppy shielding, excessive bow in the neck, rough pickup routs, burn marks on the wood, and the wiring inside the control cavity was rather shoddy.. Connections looked to have been made with tape and wax. Also, I paid extra for a figured koa upgrade.. When I got it all the figuring was on the back of the bass (Dave refunded my money)..

    As I said, I sent it back and the problems were fixed (the short was fixed, however the wiring and shielding is still rather messy. Also there's nothing that can be done about the koa figuring and the pup routs). It's in decent shape now.

    Solid koa body
    35" scale
    24 frets
    EMG pups
    Passive electronics

    Go here for some sound clips:

  15. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Astoria, Oregon
    Yeah sorry Prog..deleted.

  16. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    another pm to ya

  17. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    If I only had money...

    ***Free Bump for ya Progmeister***