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Elrick NJS Custom NAMM 5 (of Basstasters fame)

Discussion in '[OLD FORUM] Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories: F' started by gruuv, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. gruuv


    Jan 23, 2004
    CUSTOM Elrick made for NAMM (2002, I believe)

    ~ 35 in scale Maple neck
    ~ Figured Birdseye Maple fingerboard
    ~ Lightweight Alder body
    ~ Cherryburst finish
    ~ SICK Quilted maple top
    ~ AERO J's set in figured Birdseye covers
    ~ Demeter 18-volt Preamp
    ~ G&G hardshell case
    **Chrome Tele knobs added to match the hardware. . .

    MINT condition: The slap tone of this bass is seriously the sweetest I've ever heard, Marcus not withstanding... very clear and open tone, and even from top to bottom. Check out basstasters.com; very live, and is even better when EQ'ed. E-mail for detailed pictures. . . $2000, plus shipping. Sorry, no Paypal, unless buyer picks up all fees... and No Trades. . .
  2. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    I have played this bass when it was at BassNW very nice it was my favourite bass in the store at the time.
  3. gruuv


    Jan 23, 2004
    Thanks for the bump! :D It is a beast!
  4. Jugghaid


    Jun 28, 2002
    Denver, CO, USA
  5. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    My God, man!!!! Why are you selling that bass????

    :eek: :eek: :eek:
  6. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama


    Damn, if I had the money I'd be all over this bass!!!

  7. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    There goes one of my secret GAS basses... :meh:
  8. rickr


    Jan 28, 2003
    Is that a full two octave neck?
  9. gruuv


    Jan 23, 2004
    That it is. . . she's a beaut!
  10. gruuv


    Jan 23, 2004
    Yes indeed, 24 frets of birdseye. . . :bassist:
    I've actually got some chrome knobs to replace the black ones as well, just haven't put them on yet.
  11. gruuv


    Jan 23, 2004
    Sorry, didn't see this one yesterday. Right now I'm in a situation where I can only really keep the gigging necessities around. That means one fretted 5 and one fretless 5. While I LOVE this bass, and it truly has the BEST (to my ears) slap sound I've ever heard, I rarely slap. The fingerstyle tone is amazing also, but it is very bright and transparent. Right now my gigs require more of a dark tone which isn't the Elrick's specialty. I don't know. . . when I think about selling it :bawl: so we'll see what happens. It's unquestionably a NAMM bass though. . .
  12. gruuv


    Jan 23, 2004
    Bump, and forgot to mention the G&G hardshell case. . .
  13. Limo


    Sep 22, 2002
    Reykjavik Iceland
    want to trade for a 6 string Sukop?
  14. gruuv


    Jan 23, 2004
    Sorry, I've got to get the cash. I always manage to leave something out of the description. . . :rollno:
  15. vanselus


    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    Great bass folks, let me try to summarize the tone:

    - sounds like one huge string
    - clarity up the wazoo
    - incredible punch in the upper midrange
    - the best unplugged tone i've EVER heard
    - gets snarly when pushed, almost YTimK-like
    - when played with finesse, responds extremely sweetly (alder)
    - great in the mix, nice and smooth
    - highs that are very present, but not harsh
    - very flat-feeling fingerboard, plays like butter & low action
    - best slapper i've ever played

    The reason I sold this bass is because I needed the money #1, but also because the band I used it in broke up. This bass does the Phil Lesh/Mike Gordon thing to a T - especially the melodic grooves in the 9-15 fret ranges. Nice and fat, sits in the mix well. If you're playing psychedelic rock, it's a great sound. Think - china cat sunflower or the "clone" gordon/kottke album.

    If you want a vintage warmth to the top end of the sound or a lower mids blurry grunt, it ain't gonna happen. It's a very sweet and open bass.

    If anyone has questions about it, just let me know. I'd love to see this bass go to a loving home, it really deserves it.
  16. gruuv


    Jan 23, 2004
    Buyer backed out for financial reasons. . .
  17. gruuv


    Jan 23, 2004
  18. AB53211


    Apr 15, 2004
    beautiful bass!
  19. temp5897

    temp5897 Guest

    What's the scale length?
  20. gruuv


    Jan 23, 2004
    35 in scale. . .