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SOLD FS: Alleva-Coppolo, Lull, Stambaugh

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bdgotoh, Feb 27, 2008.


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  1. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    I might be interested in these possible trades only (+/- cash):
    -Mike Lull P4 with Jazz pickup in the bridge position, must be 8.0 lbs or less
    -MusicMan Stingray HH with rosewood fingerboard, must be under 9.0 lbs
    -G&L L-2000 with Jazz-width neck (1.5") and rosewood/ebony board, must be 8.5 lbs or less
    -MusicMan Sabre with single lever switch and covered pickups, rosewood board, good or better condition


    First up is a beautiful new Alleva-Coppolo KBP-4. This was finished on 12/31/2007 and only has a few hours of playing time on it. The finish is Candy Apple Red metallic with a matching headstock, the fingerboard is a lovely piece of dark Indian Rosewood, and the neck is Jazz-width at the nut (1.5" wide). The finish is nitrocellulose and there are some finish cracks that developed in the first few days I had it. The pic below was taken at the right angle to make them visible, they are more subtle in person. Weight is 8.8 lbs and the bass sounds and feels terrific. Bridge and tuners are Hipshot. Comes with the original AC gigbag. It was hard to get a good picture of the finish so I've posted several. If you ordered this bass right now it would be over $3000.

    Price - $2500, SOLD

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    Third is a Stambaugh P bass that Chris finished in November 2007. The body is light mahogany with a figured bubinga top, the neck is maple and bubinga with a super figured chechen fingerboard. The pickups are Jason Lollar and the wood covers match the fingerboard. Weight is excellent at 7.8 lbs, balance is perfect, and the bass sounds great. Bridge and tuners are Hipshot. Comes in the original black tolex case.

    Price - $1250, SOLD

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  2. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    WOW... that AC won't last long.
     
  3. Juniorkimbrough

    Juniorkimbrough

    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    where is $2500 when you need it!!? :)
     
  4. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Oh, why did I decide to start being more 'responsible' now?
     
  5. fitbass3p

    fitbass3p

    Oct 7, 2006
    Madison, WI
    It's like P-bass heaven...
     
  6. Oh my! You have some beautiful basses here...I am sure the Alleva is a monster if it is anything like mine!

    Peace,

    T
     
  7. BartmanPDX

    BartmanPDX Supporting Member

    Exactly what I was thinking.

    Round of applause for the killer Ps! :cool:
     
  8. Mrdak

    Mrdak uber bass geek baby!

    Feb 1, 2006
    Middle GA
    :bawl:
     
  9. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    Thanks guys, if I was in bass heaven I'd be able to keep all of them!
     
  10. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Man, I want that P Bass.
     
  11. bassic_element

    bassic_element

    Sep 20, 2006
    What's up with the finish on the AC!?:meh:
     
  12. timmarks

    timmarks Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland, D'Addario, Mesa
    nitro finishes do that with temperature changes--they "check" easily. they are thinner finishes, and softer than poly, which is usually what is used today. fender switched to poly in 1968--everything before that was nitro. so if you want to cop the early 60's vibe exactly, you've gotta go nitro. those small finish checks happen and it'll also wear like early 60's basses, that's why you see so many with (to me, cool looking) worn finishes after years of being played. like the 64 p bass in my avatar above
     
  13. This is why I never leave my basses out overnight. 1 really cold night is enough to do this to a bass. I never ship a Bass on Friday either to reduce the chance that it sits in a cold warehouse somewhere!

    Peace,

    T
     
  14. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    Thanks Tim - spot on as usual! I was really careful with this bass, even left it in the case overnight when it first arrived so it could warm up slowly. As Tim said, this is quite common with nitro finishes. As I mentioned above and you can see in the full pics, it's not obvious unless the light catches them just right. They are only visual, I ran a fingernail across them and couldn't feel anything.
     
  15. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    The Stambaugh is gone!
     
  16. BassFiddle63

    BassFiddle63

    Oct 4, 2002
    Oklahoma

    That was a cool one!
     
  17. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    Chris is one of the best builders out there right now and he did a great job on this bass.
     

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