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TRADED F Bass BN4 Matte Black

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ChipDougl4s, Mar 2, 2021.


  1. ChipDougl4s

    ChipDougl4s Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2017
    Northern New Jersey
    Price:
    2750
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Country:
    United States
    Up for sale or trade is a really nice 2014 F Bass BN4 that has been refinished with a killer Matte Black paint job by Pat Wilkins

    This one was originally piano gloss black with a matching headstock when the previous owner sent it to Pat Wilkins. He refinished the body, pickup covers and knobs matte black and also had to strip the neck down entirely. He refinished the neck with a clear satin finish and painted the neck tongue matte black. The work done looks incredible and the bass can be easily cleaned with a quick wipe down with a soft cloth.

    Features:
    • Weight: 7.502 lb
    • Finish: Matte Black (Pat Wilkins)
    • Body Wood: Ash
    • Neck Wood: 3 Piece Quarter-Sawn Maple
    • Fingerboard Wood: Quarter-Sawn Maple
    • Fretboard Radius: Compound Radius 10” - 16”
    • Fret Markers: Black Side Dots
    • Nut Width: 42mm (1.65”, 1 5/8")
    • Width at Last Fret: 66mm (2.60”, 2 3/5”)
    • Scale Length: 34"
    • Number of Frets: 22
    • Neck Profile: C at First position, becoming more oval towards the heel.
    • String Spacing at Bridge: 19mm (0.75”, 3/4”)
    • Hardware: Black
    • Tuners: Black Gotoh Tuners with 20:1 Ratio
    • Bridge: Black Hipshot B Style
    • Knobs: Handmade African Blackwood - Painted Matte Black
    • Electronics: F Bass 3-band Preamp
    • Pickups: Two F Bass Stacked, Single Coil/Hum Cancelling
    • Controls: Volume, Volume Push-Pull: Down - Single Coil, Up - Hum Cancelling Passive Master Tone Push-Pull: Down - Active EQ On, Up - Active EQ Off, Bass/Middle/Treble Boost only.
    A few small imperfections include:

    -Small ding (≈ 2mm x 0.5mm) on the back of the top of the headstock. (See back of headstock close up photo.)

    -Small nick (≈ 3mm x 2mm) on the treble side of the neck pocket on the body which also has some scuffing/buffing surrounding it (wear). It’s less than 1mm deep and was touched up with automotive universal flat black paint (See photo of the body close up.)

    -There's also a few very small dings in the finish of the body and a few minor finish scuffs and scratches on the body/pickup covers that really only show up at certain lighting angles.

    The neck is nice and straight and the truss rod functions smoothly in both directions. The electronics all function as they should, and this bass has tons of amazing tonal options.

    Black F Bass Gigbag, original paperwork, and tools included.

    Asking $2750 shipped ConUS fully insured. Trade Value = $2750

    I've gone back and forth on this one, but I'm going to leave it up for now.

    Looking for 4 or 5 string basses +/- $$$ in either direction

    Let me know if you have any questions

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    Last edited: Mar 11, 2021
  2. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    PA
    One of my dream basses. Wish I was capable of snagging it. Good luck man!
     
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  3. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Hollywood
    I wish I could justify it. It’s gorgeous.
     
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  4. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Colorado
    There are just so many nice f-basses that come around. Saw this one in Oregon a while back. Beauty!
     
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  5. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Whoa! Hold the phone... I'm confused. @ChipDougl4s is this the one I sold you or a different one?
     
  6. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Wait nevermind. The one I had was older than 2014. This is amazing though. I wish I had the money.
     
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  7. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Colorado
    I saw this one for sale in Oregon when you had yours. It is a different bass. Both pat wilkins refinished tho...

    Sorry to chime in but I knew the answer.

    Both basses look awesome!
     
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  8. ChipDougl4s

    ChipDougl4s Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2017
    Northern New Jersey
    Yeah this is a newer one I just snagged a few weeks ago. They both happen to be refinished by Pat Wilkins (I like the work he does.) I ended up trading the one I got from you locally...then quickly regretted it and started the hunt for another one. My search for the perfect bass continues.. I'm sure I've found and sold it about 10 times by now...
     
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  9. Bassmantd

    Bassmantd

    Aug 1, 2015
    Pm sent
     
  10. Smoothmove

    Smoothmove Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Lebanon , Oregon
    I saw it on reverb.
    This came from the Oregon coast if I remember correctly.
     
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  11. ChipDougl4s

    ChipDougl4s Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2017
    Northern New Jersey
    I’m starting to get more and more comfortable with this neck. I’m going to take this one down for now.
     
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  12. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Thank God. Keep it!
     
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  13. ChipDougl4s

    ChipDougl4s Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2017
    Northern New Jersey
    Back up for sale or trade.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2021
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