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SOLD FS 6 string Unique Bob Frenz Custom Bass Warbird (many pix warning)

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Dirk Diggler, Apr 8, 2009.


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  1. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    I had this on the block a short while ago and changed my mind and decided to keep it. In any case here it is again, it needs to go to a good home. Bob Frenz is a tremendously underrated builder from Columbus Ohio. His creations rival any of the big name boutique builders out there. This an absolute one of a kind, you will not see another one of these, ever. The headstock is one of the coolest designs I have ever seen. At one point I have owned 5 of his basses. If it wasn't for the fact I'm building my own creations I would still have them all. His bass building has acted as inspiration and building concepts for my own designs. I still wish I was half the builder Bob is. :)

    Here are the specs:
    36" scale Neck Thru
    Wings Zebrawood
    Neck Wenge/Zebrawood/Wenge
    12 lbs weight
    Single Truss Rod with 2 Graphite Shafts
    Ebony Fingerboard and Nut 2 3/8" at nut
    26 frets
    6100 (Jumbo) Frets
    Kahler Bridge 17mm spacing at bridge
    Sperzel Tuners
    EMG-45P (neck) EMG-45DC (bridge)
    EMG-BQS (active electronics) EMG-PA2 (boost)
    Stainless Steel Logo and Warbird Logo w/red led for eye, lights up when EMG-PA2 (boost) is activated
    Comes in a nice custom made ATA flight case by cabbage cases.
    A mp3 sound sample can be found right HERE. As always the sound clip was recorded flat straight into my sound card, no processing or EQ.
    I am asking a very reasonable price of $1875 US.
    I will include shipping and insurance for the full amount to continental (domestic) US addresses. International folks we can discuss a slight additional cost depending on where it's going.
    Thanks for looking, and let me know if you have any questions. Check my feedback here as well as I have a lot of feedback on Ebay, I can PM you my nick over there if you want it.

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  2. naetog

    naetog Supporting Member

    May 26, 2006
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    holy psilocybin batman!

    Now that's something you don't see every day...
     
  3. LKJFHDAFL:KJSD :FDS someone buy this it's giving me pain!
    So nice, so so nice bump!
     
  4. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    Thanks for the bumps folks, this is absolutely unique and not for the traditional crowd for sure. :)
    Dirk
     
  5. ModulusAcacia

    ModulusAcacia Commercial User

    Mar 22, 2000
    Middletown/Cincy, OH WHO-DEY!
    owner: J. Kennedy Guitar Repair, Guitar tech for Walk the Moon
    having played Bob's basses for years at the ohio guitar shows I can attest to them being absolutely fantastic instruments. Why i never pulled the trigger on one I don't know. Somebody buy this thing!
     
  6. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    Thanks for the bump ModulusAcacia.
    Any questions please let me know.
    Dirk
     
  7. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    And man I have to admit that Acacia for sale right now on here, is amazing and so tempting for me, so I know you have to be gassing for that ModulusAcacia. :) I'm trying to thin the herd for money, but TB makes it tough sometimes.
    Dirk
     
  8. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    A bump for your Tuesday. Is it me or are there some incredible 6 strings on sale here lately, well this is another one. :)
    Somebody needs to take this incredible bass to a good home, and it's calling out to you.
    Dirk
     
  9. taiwright

    taiwright

    Mar 31, 2008
    I WANT I WANT!!!
     
  10. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    You can have, you can have! :)
     
  11. xk3smith

    xk3smith

    Mar 6, 2009
    OMG!!!!!! I want this!!!!! But I only have $1400. DAMN!!!!
     
  12. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    Keep saving, I'm in no hurry. I'd rather have it go to someone that really wants to play a unique playing and sounding axe. :)
    Dirk
     
  13. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    Serious price reduction here folks, $1875 shipped to continental US.
    Any questions please contact me.
    Thanks,
    Dirk
     
  14. is there a purpose to the pokey part on the end?
     
  15. Wow.

    I can't remember when I've seen a more unique instrument. Prob'ly the first time I saw a Carl Thompson, and to me, this is FAR more interesting. If I had the bucks...
     
  16. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    I think the pokey part on the end is a nod to alembic actually.
    Yeah I think it's more wacky than a Thompson, and in a good way. :)
    Thanks for the bump.
    Dirk
     
  17. stflbn

    stflbn

    May 10, 2007
    Nashville
    Gorgeous, but I just know i'd bust the tip off that beautiful headstock.
     
  18. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    Yeah you know I was always worried about that, but after me dealing with Wenge and Zebrawood, it would take a really hard hit to break that piece. Plus that flight case is all the protection it will ever need. :)
    And yes I always liked that headstock design, very unique.
    Dirk
     
  19. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Anytown USA
    Wednesday bump.
    Come on, don't make me put this on Ebay.
    Dirk
     
  20. Keep it. I'm pretty sure you'd be super sorry once it goes. It looks so damn nice...
     

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