For Sale/Trade Feeler F-Bass VF5 Custom (Update)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by blueacid4l, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. blueacid4l

    blueacid4l Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    United States
    **May 2021 Update**

    I ended up keeping this after my last Sale Post on this last year. I sent this back to the Nordstrand Shop for some more modifications (you'll truly never find another VF like this one) for the following upgrades:
    -refretted with thinner fretwire
    -neck slightly slimmed down
    -neck pocket slightly deepened for less distance from body
    -threaded inserts added under the multiple pickup routes for making multiple pickup swaps a breeze
    -currently has a P Blade in the neck position*

    *interesting note- this shape P Blade wasn't actually available before. If I remember it was a prototype before being made official to the public..

    I honestly reach for my VF5 60s or my VF5 70s for a "Fender Sound" and for anything Modern I'll grab my Warwick.

    I have a Custom Roscoe LG being built and could use the money (and wall space). Cash is kind but I'm willing to hear out any trade plus/minus cash offers and would be willing add a good amount for something special. Below is all the previously posted info:

    ***Thanks for looking***

    So this started it's life as an Ash Maple 70s spaced dual soapbar VF5 that left the factory like that.

    Since then I've had modifications made by Mo and the Nordstrand Shop.

    -added a Duncan Volume Pot that allows for screw terminal Solderless quick connect. This was helpful in landing with the current pickup combo.

    -Added a Pickguard (comes with a dual soap pickguard as well as a P/Soap pickguard)

    -Had the neck dual routed for a P Pickup Or the original Soapbar shape.

    It's currently loaded with a Nordstrand NP5V in the Neck and a Humcancelling Aguilar Super Split (just their Humcancelling J in a Soapshell) this combo gives a vintage solo'd neck, a non-honky blended slap or finger tone, and a volume matched humfree bridge tone.

    I can include other pickups that can be loaded in for a Dual Coil in the bridge, Dual Humbuckers, a different Neck Pickup from Aguilar and the pickguards to make them all work.

    The Blocks and Binding definitely add to the base cost of the F Bass VF.

    **Photobucket is currently down, but I'll add more pics once it's up**

    *Only things I definitely dont want is something longer scale than 34", another other than a 5, or a Fender.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: May 20, 2021
  2. rigorous bass

    rigorous bass Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    19mm string spacing? And weight and nut width? Thanks
  3. Zootsuitbass


    Mar 13, 2011
  4. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Still available? If it is, would you please let me know:
    • Scale length
    • Width at nut
    • String spacing at bridge
    • Weight
  5. blueacid4l

    blueacid4l Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Hey all,

    Thanks for the questions. Sorry I have been lost with work and getting home just hanging with the family.

    I can get the weight and nut width soon, but the Scale is 34" and the spacing at the bridge is 19mm.
  6. JR Musni

    JR Musni

    Jun 25, 2019
    Hi would you like to trade for a Modulus FB5 graphite
  7. JR Musni

    JR Musni

    Jun 25, 2019
    Im from texas too
  8. blueacid4l

    blueacid4l Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Weight: 10.6 lbs
    Nut Width (from outside of the B and G Strings): 1.5"

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  9. WarwickThunder


    Jun 10, 2013
    Allen, TX
    I PM you
  10. blueacid4l

    blueacid4l Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2006
  11. blueacid4l

    blueacid4l Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2006
  12. blueacid4l

    blueacid4l Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2006
  13. blueacid4l

    blueacid4l Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2006
  14. blueacid4l

    blueacid4l Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Before Pic 1:

  15. blueacid4l

    blueacid4l Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Alternate Pic (Dual Soap Setup)

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  16. blueacid4l

    blueacid4l Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Hurricane Waters cleared up and made for some good natural light.

    I included some pics - the finish looks a bit matted due to the humidity outside.

    I also included before pics and alternate pic with the alternate pickguard.

    * This bass can be setup dual soap as original or P/Soap. Pickup swaps are solderless with the Duncan Liberator Pot.
  17. darkbass

    darkbass Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2006
  18. fedenybass

    fedenybass Supporting Member

    I loved this bass! The neck is great! Glad to see you upgraded to make it even better. Someone will get a beauty of a bass!!!
    Reedt2000 and blueacid4l like this.
  19. Rudi van Disar

    Rudi van Disar

    May 11, 2013
    I'd sure like to feel 'er!
  20. blueacid4l

    blueacid4l Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    After a couple requested pickup swaps I noticed the trebleside screw hole of the neck pickup in Soapbar Setup has become stripped. The Neck Soapbar would have to be lowered to deeper than my taste.

    A few great offers, but not what I'm looking for to replace this. Going to get this repaired and possibly reposted in the future.
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