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Elrick custom 5 string NT 36" scale w/phenolic fingerboard

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Moe Monsarrat, Jan 20, 2012.


  1. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    This bass was custom made by Robert Elrick in about 1998. 36" scale phenolic (graphite) fingerboard, Bartolini active pups and preamps, ABM bridge, maple burl top with swamp ash body, wenge neck w/exotic lams, zero fret, straplocks, neck thru and the original custom hard shell case. weight 10.2lbs. It has some wear & buckle rash but nothing radical and I'll try to show it. This big bass has been on countless recordings and was my main bass for about 13 years. Needless to say the B string is tighter than anything else you can name. You want to talk about big bottom....this is it. I have rather extensive recordings of it which I will post the links to when I get home tonight. You simply won't find another one like this & to have an identical one made would cost you about 5k. $3000 shipped and insured. CONUS. DSCF1005. DSCF1009.
     
  2. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    More pics . . . DSCF1003-1. DSCF1007.
     
  3. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    Wear and tear . . . DSCF1008.
     
  4. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    Controls are: vol. pick up pan, high, mid & bass. There's a 3 position mid range band switch & a passive/active switch.
     
  5. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    string spacing DSCF1021.
     
  6. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    Every single note on it has exactly the same value & volume....i.e. no wolf spots and no dead spots....they're all the same. Here's a link to one of my band's cds where it was used on every song: http://www.stopthetruck.com/canteen/legacy.html
     
  7. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    It came with those small rubbery kind of plastic knobs. After a few years the volume knob stripped out so I just replaced them all with what you see. The two larger ones (volume & pickup pan) are for easier adjustment while playing.
     
  8. austentaciousC

    austentaciousC

    Mar 17, 2010
    I bet this thing sounds like thunder man...hurts my left hand thinking about it though. How does it balance?
     
  9. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    Very nicely. No neck dive. It's very comfortable & I do own much heavier basses. You won't believe the notes below E on the B string. Absolutely massive.
     
  10. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Piermont, New York
    What a beautiful bass..
     
  11. What do you mean by "walnut burl top and sides"? (the sides part)

    Killer bass, but that looks like a Maple burl top!
     
  12. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    I think you are right. It's been quite a while since I looked up what's what. Sides? what WAS I thinking?
     
  13. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    I guess you could say it's a big bass. It doesn't look so big on me. Here's an old photo from us playing a weird gig in Holland.
     

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  14. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    You won't find another one like this! On recordings this bass sounds like nothing else. I'm sad to do it, but I have legal fees to meet.
     
  15. Zentner

    Zentner Supporting Member

    ....singlecut? What?
     
  16. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    Geez, I've got so many basses for sale on this forum I forget which one I'm mesin' with. Will fix.:rollno:
     
  17. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    I was referring to another bass I have for sale. It's a SC made in 1980....pretty early on for that body style.
     
  18. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    Oh, I love it. I just don't have $3,000. :help:
    Seriously, that's one of the coolest basses I've ever seen.
     
  19. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    I'm willing to negotiate some.....just sayin'.
     
  20. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    Help! Gotta pay lawyers......
     

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