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SOLD Epiphone B5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by 360guy, Apr 18, 2018.


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  1. 360guy

    360guy Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Lansing, MI USA
    Price:
    $4350
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Michigan
    Museum grade. Almost perfect. This bass was received for Christmas and never really played, my guess.

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  2. 360guy

    360guy Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Lansing, MI USA
    Let me add, it comes with the original black vinyl gig bag; very cool!
     
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  3. eh_train

    eh_train Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 12, 2004
    Toronto
    Owner, Stand Up Guy Basses (Repair/Sell/Buy upright basses)
    Nice purfling! Do you have any detail shots of the tuners?
     
  4. 360guy

    360guy Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Lansing, MI USA
    FE8D88A5-48CE-4873-881C-5D5DAD934191.
     
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  5. FiddleFixr

    FiddleFixr

    Sep 22, 2016
    Ontario
    Luthier - Jan's Fiddle Farm
    Nice bass - so clean!!
     
  6. 360guy

    360guy Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Lansing, MI USA
    Thank you. It’s like someone got it for Christmas and put it away in the closet for 60 years.
     
  7. Miles Berry

    Miles Berry Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2006
    Redding, Ca
    Wish I could afford this thing, it’s beautiful. Good luck!
     
  8. Phalanx13

    Phalanx13

    Apr 10, 2017
    Detroit, Mi
    Same here. She’s gorgeous.
     
  9. bherman

    bherman Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2009
    Grand Junction, CO
    I played a bass like this one 40+ yrs ago in a western swing band - belonged to the band leader. This is a really nice piece of history here.
     
  10. 360guy

    360guy Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Lansing, MI USA
    Thank you.
     
  11. AGCurry

    AGCurry Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    St. Louis
    Tell us about the screw and washer in the D-string tailpiece hole. ?
     
  12. Probably how the pickup jack is mounted.
     
  13. 360guy

    360guy Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Lansing, MI USA
    That was an attachment for the original pick up.
     
  14. AGCurry

    AGCurry Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    St. Louis
    360guy, it's really gorgeous, but you haven't said anything about how it sounds and plays. What can you tell us? Thanks.
     
  15. 360guy

    360guy Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Lansing, MI USA
    I don’t play. So I’ll have to get one of my friends to try it and then I’ll report back. I know someone who owns a B4 so he should be able to give a fair accessment.
     
  16. andy1357

    andy1357 Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2015
    Ypsilanti, MI
    none.
    If it’s anything like my B4, it should play and sound fantastic. I think the Epiphone basses out-perform Kays in every way. This is the most attractive one I’ve seen.
     
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  17. MattVelkey

    MattVelkey

    Jun 9, 2019
    Hi, 360Guy,

    I am potentially interested. I have an Epiphone B-4, serial number 760, and it is an awesome bass except for a buzz that my local luthier just can’t seem to fix. I’ve played Kays, Gibson’s, and American Standards, and nothing quite matches an Epi. I am not sure how messaging works on this forum, so let me know the best way to contact you.
     
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  18. Rayjay

    Rayjay Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2014
    Lahaina, Maui, HI
    I used to have a B-5. Wonderful bass. Mine had the same checking in the finish too.
     
  19. 360guy

    360guy Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Lansing, MI USA
    I found it quite attractive.
     

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