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For Sale/Trade For sale/trade. Ampeg Baby Bass Reissue made by Steve Azola

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by NickyBass, Jun 1, 2014.

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  1. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    New Jersey

    I am selling an Ampeg Baby Bass Reissue made by Steve Azola. Steve is no longer making instruments so these are rare. There is a crack about 6 inches long where the back was glued to the sides. It doesn't look to affect the structural integrity, but it would be best to have it touched up. The fingerboard is a nice slab of ebony and there are position markers on the neck. It has a piezo pickup and the traditional Ampeg type diaphragm pickup. The controls are volume, blend, tone. The volume knob is push/pull for active/passive. In my opinion, the bass sounds best in passive mode with an external preamp to boost the signal. I am not a fan of the preamp in the bass, as I think it sounds too hot. Backing off the volume mellows the tone, but I still like it best in passive mode. The piezo needs a shim to get a tight fit. There are some bumps, scratches and dings here and there, but the bass feels solid. It's probably 15-20 years old, so it has seen some use. I will include a Ray Ramirez gig bag. The zipper pull is broken off the bag, but it zips fine. The metal bridge protector is bent.

    The front of the bass is sunburst and the back is black. It has a wooden bridge and is currently strung with Spirocore Solos. Please ask any questions. Price is $1850 shipped. I will take the neck and tailpiece off for shipping, and most likely will use two boxes. It is easy to reassemble.









    I tried to take pics of the scratches on the back, but it was very hard to photograph.






    Last edited: Jun 17, 2014
  2. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Oh, for trades, I would be interested in a full sized KK baby bass or a lightweight (under 9 lbs) modern sounding 5 string electric with 18.5-19mm spacing. Yamaha, Roscoe, etc.
  3. Wyn4Life


    Oct 8, 2013
    Would you be interested in a Fender Precision 5 MiA?
    I'm in New Jersey
  4. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Sure. PM me with the details. What year?
  5. CellarDweller

    CellarDweller Supporting Member

    May 24, 2008
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Still available? Private message sent.
  6. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Sorry, I just traded the bass today.

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