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SOLD For Sale 6 string fretted Bob Frenz rare bolt-on neck bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Dirk Diggler, Apr 9, 2006.


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  1. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    I listed this last year and then pulled it fairly quickly deciding I didn't want to sell it after all. But now I think I can part with and be happy with someone else loving it and getting great sounds out of it.
    Ok I've come to the realization that I prefer neck-through construction and this bass needs to go. It's the first bass that got me into Frenz basses, including this one I have 3. Bob does wonderful work and IMHO is one of the best unknown luthiers.

    The only thing wrong with this bass is a small scratch on the face of the headstock, near the logo. It only viewable at the right angle in the light. It's just in the finish.

    Here's some of the specifics:
    Neck birdseye maple, not sure of the fretboard perhaps Ovankol, it has a great figure and is fairly light. Birdeye maple dot inlays on side and face.

    Body is 3 piece I believe Ash on both sides and hard maple center. The top is a sweet quilt maple, it's really 3-d and pictures do it no justice.
    Bridge is Schaller, EMG's active, not sure what EMG circuit, volume and 3 center detent, 1 pan, the other two tones for each pickup. 9 volt system. Tuners are made in Japan and the low B has a hipshot style dropper, currently down to a low A.

    Oh yeah I forgot to mention this bass comes with a custom made wooden, yeah that's right wooden hard case made by Bob himself.

    I'm not looking for trades at this point, as I said I'm hoping to help fund another bass. I'm going to keep the price low at $1200 since I need to help recover since G.A.S. got to me on the headless Frenz from Bassosaurus here. Any questions comments or offers are welcome by email or PM. Thanks for looking! Feel free to lookup my feedback here Dirk Diggler but with the new system my old 4 + ratings have gone, or (dirkfz) on the Bay.

    One last thing, this is your chance to discover what a great luthier Bob is. This was the first Frenz bass I bought and made me confident to buy the other 3 of his I own. Boutique quality at a Walmart price.

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    Here's a sound clip of this bass, not great playing, but it will give you an idea of it's flat tone. I just recorded this straight
    into the board and then into my laptop, no preamp other than the onboard pre set flat.
    http://bonzoestewjo.com/Audio/FrenzImprov.mp3
    Enjoy,
    Dirk
     
  2. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    Bump for a great sounding bass.
     
  3. jzucker

    jzucker

    Feb 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    what's the scale length and where are you located?
     
  4. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    Hello,
    Thanks for the interest, it is a 34" scale and I'm in Upstate, NY near Rochester.
    Dirk
     
  5. ibz

    ibz

    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    Wow those are some pretty massive pics, but atleast you get to see it in all its glory. ;)

    Great looking bass, it must be killer.

    Good luck with the sale!
     
  6. Lo end PUNCH

    Lo end PUNCH

    Jan 28, 2005
    Racine,Wi
    Very nice!
    BUMP!!
     
  7. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ellenwood,Ga.
    Very interested.PM sent.
     
  8. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    PM back at you.
    And in case anybody else wants to know:

    I just measured the nut and it is:
    2 + 3/8ths side to side, or neck edge to neck edge.
    Spacing at the bridge is 5/8ths center to center, I think that's the right way to measure it. About 3 + 1/8 center to center all the way across.

    Dirk
     
  9. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Ellenwood,Ga.
    That sounds a bit wide even for a 6 string. Sure it isn't 2 3/16?
     
  10. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    I just re-measured it, it is absolutely 2 3/8's neck edge to neck edge at the nut, or 2 1/16 center to center.
    I just measured my other 6 string basses and most are 2 1/4, interesting.
    I would have guessed my 36" scale was wider, nope just longer. :)
    To be honest it's very easy to play, and never felt it was overly wide, maybe the bridge spacing makes it work and not feel spread out.
    Dirk
     
  11. Bassosaurus

    Bassosaurus Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Two Frenz 6ers for sale on the same forum!

    That is first page news ... I give you a bump!
     
  12. ibz

    ibz

    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    The race is on...
    :bag:




    ;)
     
  13. CBBass123

    CBBass123

    Oct 18, 2005
    Texas
    Nice bass...Bump...can I get some tabs for that .mp3 sound test j/k
     
  14. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    Thanks for the bump, and to answer your question, NO. :)
    Crap like that doesn't need to be written out.
    Dirk
     
  15. Bassosaurus

    Bassosaurus Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    ;)
     
  16. Bassosaurus

    Bassosaurus Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    Come on .........someone buy Dirks bass so he can buy mine!:D
     
  17. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    Well I went ahead and got Bassosaurus's bass so now I really need some help, argghhh GAS pains!
    I couldn't let his Frenz headless go by.
    $1200 shipped and insured in the Continental US for the one pictured above.
    Dirk
     
  18. ibz

    ibz

    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    Bump for ya, looks like no one "won" when I joking mentioned that earlier.

    Really this is a nice looking bass, just I definately don't have the $.
     
  19. jzucker

    jzucker

    Feb 3, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    what's the neck width where it meets the body and can you send a pic of the scratch?
     
  20. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    Hey jzucker,
    I just measured it and at the 24th fret it's 3 1/4".
    I'll try and get a picture but it's tough to capture unless it's at the right angle.
    In the pictures already here it's between the B and E string.
    Give me a few and I'll see if I can get it in a picture.

    Thanks for the bump also IBZ, actually I consider that I won really at this point even if I don't sell this one, I'll have 4 of the best most under-rated unique basses on the planet. :)
    Thanks for the interest.
    Dirk
     

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