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No longer available F Bass - BNF6 Fretless

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by wrp, Oct 31, 2016.


  1. wrp

    wrp Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    Price:
    $3750
    Strings:
    6
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    California
    FOR SALE ONLY - Custom neck through fretless 6 string F Bass, circa 1992 (verified 11/15/16)

    34.5" scale, 5 pc. Maple neck w/Bubinga Stringers
    Unlined Ebony fingerboard
    Alder body wings

    Two (2) original F Bass pickups with matching Alder wood covers
    Custom 4 band Mike Pope preamp

    Original bridge saddle plus two compensated bridge saddles
    One (1) saddle for La Bella Super Steps (currently installed)
    One (1) saddle for Thomastic Jazz round wounds

    Six (6 ) new, individual La Bella Super Step B strings included
    One (1) new set of Thomastik-Infeld roundwounds included

    Three (3) Case options:
    No case, bubble wrap packing
    Tobias Cordura double gig bag ($75 additional charge)
    Glenn Cronkhite Burgundy leather gig bag ($150 additional charge)

    I'm the fourth owner, and this bass has definitely been played. Previous owners include:
    Keith Jones
    Marco Mendoza
    Michael Wilcox

    This instrument is very versatile, sounds and plays amazing! The compensated saddles really make a difference with regard to intonation and different strings.

    SHIPPING NOT INCLUDED

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    Last edited: Nov 15, 2016
  2. Tom7

    Tom7 I'm so bright, my mom called me son! ;-)

    Jan 31, 2000
    Eagle River, Alaska
    Beautiful! I bet it sounds great too; it reminds me of Kevin's BNF6. I hope you don't mind my posting a clip of him, I thought it would give people an idea of how amazing these basses sound.

     
  3. wrp

    wrp Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    Tom7 - thanks for the vid! That definitely sounds like my bass. I'll post a sound clip of my bass later this week.
     
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  4. wrp

    wrp Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    Election Day Bump
     
  5. IMO, This bass smokes the current fretless F bass offering that they have in the AC6 (bolt on).
    I'd be seriously considering this if i didn't already have 2 fretless basses to choose from.
     
  6. wrp

    wrp Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    Bump and some additional info:

    After checking the serial number, this bass is actually a 1992 model. Original post changed to reflect this.

    For comparison, I spec'd this bass on the F Bass site at a cost of $6,562. The custom preamp and special bridges cost $1,000 according to the previous owner.

    Hope these "fun facts" give you more insight into a truly special instrument. Soundclips coming as soon as I get my day job under control...
     
  7. wrp

    wrp Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    Think of it as an early Christmas present. You've been good this year, right?????
     
  8. pnchad

    pnchad

    Nov 3, 2005
    I had one very much like it yrs ago. Wish I still did. But, right now too many basses.
     
  9. wrp

    wrp Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    There's still time to get this bass under your Xmas tree...
     
  10. jthigpen

    jthigpen

    May 18, 2009
    Cincinnati Ohio
    awesome bass.
     
  11. wrp

    wrp Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    Yes it is. Hoping to find a good home for it.

     
  12. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2004
    lost angeles, CA
    Endorsing Artist: FEA Labs
    What's the string spacing at the bridge and the weight?
     
  13. wrp

    wrp Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    UPDATE: String spacing is 17mm. Weight is just under 9 pounds.

     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2017
  14. wrp

    wrp Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    Tax refund? >>> Buy this bass >>> GAS cured! :bassist:
     

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