SOLD F-bass fbass Bn-5 bass NAMM show piece

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by cirrosis, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. cirrosis

    cirrosis Inactive Supporting Member

    May 28, 2008
    For sale is my Fbass BN5 - Namm Show 2018 in mint condition

    • Macassar Ebony fingerboard,

    • Roasted Ash body, flat top

    • 22 frets

    • 34.5” Scale length

    • 9.5lbs on a bathroom scale

    • Aluminum & Black side dots,

    • exposed pole pickups,

    • Roasted Ash pickguard with Black Grain Enhance,

    • Black hardware,

    • finished in a two-tone Matte Black top & Natural Matte back

    • Vol / Vol / Tone , 3 band EQ (hi / mid / lo, boost only) Passive/Active push/pull, Single coil /Humbucker push/pull knob.

    This is a show piece with several upgrades that you don’t often see. Unlike their popular maple/ash 70s style BN5s, this is a more wood sounding bass, the roasted ash body and Macassar ebony fingerboard makes the bass richer and more focus sounding, and has a naturally sweet upper mid that just sings. With the tone control(a must have) and the very musical yet transparent sounding preamp, this bass covers alot throughout all range that covers most style. Solid low B string while easy to handle neck at 34.5” .

    $3900 shipped CONUS/Canada , Paypal OK, most likely no trade

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    Last edited: Jun 9, 2019
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  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Good Lord that's amazing! Good thing for me it's not a 4-string or I'd be crying.
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  3. Oh my gawd. Would love to hear it in action.
  4. cirrosis

    cirrosis Inactive Supporting Member

    May 28, 2008
    Here you go, a friend of mine came by for a quick test drive.

    starting with both pickups on, all 3 band at around 10%, then bridge with mid boost, and last went back to both pickup with less mid and hi/lo boost .. it was quick rough adjustments on the fly, hopefully this would give you some ideas about this bass.
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  5. Cool, thanks for sharing that! I haven't much experience with F basses but I finally to to try some BN5s at a guitar show last month and was really impressed with the distinctive growl they both had.
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  6. RussT

    RussT Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    I had to do it. It’s local and it’s insane. Can’t wait.
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  7. Tom7

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

    Jan 31, 2000
    Eagle River, Alaska
    Congratulations, RussT. In the meantime, check out Club FBass here on talkbass. You'll find hundreds of experienced owners all excited to see you and ready to answer questions and share experiences.
  8. What strings are those?
  9. RussT

    RussT Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    Thanks Tom. It’s actually my 6th BN5 and my 7th Fbass in total. Guess i should get a number in the club.
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  10. F Bass exposed core strings by La Bella. Basically they are custom guage La Bella Super Steps.