No longer available Fibenare 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Globe Bass (#1 of 10)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Cutter8, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Limited Edition Fibenare 10th Anniversary Edition Globe Bass (#1 of 10)
    In 2008, in celebration of 10 years in business, Fibenare released an extremely limited run of 10th Anniversary Edition Globe Basses. This is #1 of 10 built (“10th Anniversary 28-08 #1” appears on back of headstock). The Fibenare brothers really went all out on these basses, which sold for $7,500.

    • 5 string
    • 34” scale (864mm)
    • Figured Alder body ad Poplar Burl top w/matching Burled Poplar headstock facing and pickup covers
    • Flame Maple/Padouk/Flame Maple alternating 9-piece laminated neck
    • Shallow D shaped 24-fret neck w/slim profile (21mm at 1st fret) and standard size frets (1.2mm x 2.5mm)
    • Gotoh GB707 Tuners - Gold
    • Brass Nut
    • 1 15/16” width at the nut (48mm)
    • 19 mm spacing at the bridge (adjustable from a little over 18mm to almost 20mm)
    • Padouk fretboard w/multi-layer wood binding and conical 8”-15″ compound radius
    • MoP fretboard inlays (dots w/10th Anniversary “X” at 12th fret)
    • All components, electronics and hardware on this bass (except the MIJ Gotoh tuners) were designed and manufactured by Fibenare
    • Fibenare Vazul-N and Vazul-B Pickups (AlNiCo V) - classic sound w/moderate attack & lots of harmonics
    • Fibenare Twin Bridge - Black/Gold
    • Controls: Volume with Push/Push for Active/Passive); Blend; 3-Band Active EQ (+/- 15dB @40Hz/800Hz/6kHz); 2x Series/Single Coil/Parallel Switches
    • Dunlop strap locks
    • Weight is 8lbs 3oz
    • Excellent+ condition (nearly “as new” with no scuffs, dings, blemishes or problems of any kind)
    • Will ship in a new Reunion Blues Aero case.
    The build quality, feel, playability and sound of this bass are exceptional, and it has a truly killer B string (feels like a 35” scale B). Definitely on par with my Roscoe SKB Custom, but lighter and even better balanced.

    I got the bass as part of a trade for a one-of-a-kind custom PRS Archtop that was built for PRS endorsed artist who is the front man for a very well known band. I knew I when I traded for this bass that I would be selling it because the width of the neck is more than I can handle and I have reached a point where I have to restrict myself to shorter scale basses due to physical limitations resulting from spinal damage/surgeries and a bizarre hand injury involving a venomous sea critter! Even so, it is so nice I’ve been seriously tempted to keep it, but I know that would be a foolish decision, so...

    I’m looking to trade for a high quality, light weight (under 9lbs) short or medium scale (from 30" up to 32” scale) plus cash. I would prefer a 5-string lined fretless, but would consider the right short scale 4-string lined fretless or short scale 5-string fretted bass. I would also consider trading for a vintage Fender bass (pre-1970 only, preferably a ‘64 or early ‘65 model). I would put the trade value at $4,500 for the Fibenare and the Aero case.

    Thanks for looking! :thumbsup:

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    Last edited: Sep 18, 2020
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  2. mark35mi

    mark35mi Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2002
    Bonita Springs, FL
    Pretty Bass. GLW the trade.
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  3. Acoustic356


    Jul 3, 2014
    I loved my Fibenare! These are truly exceptional instruments!
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  4. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    What model do you have, and have you played any others? What are the things you like most about yours? Anything significant about it you don’t like? This is the first Fibenare I’ve ever touched and it is truly impressive. I’m surprised that they are not much more well known. I‘m still somewhat new to the bass world, but I spend a fair amount of time on TB and reading stuff elsewhere on line and I wasn’t even aware they existed before this one was offered to me as a trade.
  5. Acoustic356


    Jul 3, 2014
    I had a Globe... see pictures below...

    I loved the feel, the balance, the playability, the attention to detail. The EQ seemed right too.

    The only thing I didn't care for was the volume roll off. I think the previous owner may have changed the volume pot.

    My #1 and #2 are Fodera's. I will occasionally buy a new bass, try it out for a while then flip it.

    I really enjoyed this bass... a lot!

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  6. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Nice bass! Fodera is one of the big name boutique basses I’ve never played. How do you think the quality to the Fibenare compared to your Foderas?
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2020
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  7. Koog

    Koog Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2010
    Central Iowa USA
    Great seller / trader, who just happens to be a super human being, and a wonderful bass. Deal with confidence here.

  8. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Thanks Koog!
  9. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    I worked in an immediately adjacent NAMM booth a few years ago. Beautiful instruments and extremely cool people. Best of luck with your sale!
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  10. Larry Balara

    Larry Balara Supporting Member

    Oct 28, 2018
    What is the scale of the Veillette?
  11. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
  12. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    My Lord you have some incredible basses.
  13. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Thanks, Tim. I’m trying the reduce the number, but every time I turn around it seems like there are more of them, and they are all much nicer than I could possibly justify. I may have an impulse control problem. :p
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  14. greykatz

    greykatz Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2018
    Hey Cutter, do you still have your Marleaux?
  15. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    No Marleaux. :(