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SOLD FS: Alleva-Coppolo RA5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by YCBass, Apr 18, 2010.


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  1. YCBass

    YCBass Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    SoCal
    2010 Winter NAMM bass, transitional model
    - European Alder body (Made in NYC)
    - 1-piece Maple neck with black Blocks & Binding (Made in CA)
    - Candy Apple Orange Juice Poly finish
    - Custom flat neck profile (starts a touch thick on each side then flattens out in the back - super comfy and my fav A-C neck so far, I like it so much that my incoming LM5 will have it as well)
    - Alleva-Coppolo homemade pickups in 70's position.
    - Alleva-Coppolo preamp
    - BadAss 5 bridge (stock Hipshot can be put back on but there may be a mark on the finish by now due to the size difference)
    - 19mm string spacing at bridge
    - 8.4 lbs. by bathroom scale (weighed myself with and without the bass)... Let's say 9 lbs. to safe.

    Overall condition is near mint... 2 small scratches in the back in the "belly cut" and light swirls on the pickguard "slap spot."

    Pics: http://s322.photobucket.com/albums/nn401/Bassyc/For Sale/RA5/


    Thanks in advance....
     
  2. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    WHAT?????
     
  3. diglo

    diglo Supporting Member

    May 21, 2007
    SMYRNA, TN
    Get up! Get Get Get Down!
    PM'ed!
     
  4. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Oh, ok...you had me worried!
     
  5. minuseri

    minuseri Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2004
    Hello. Is your incoming bass Alder as well. I have never owned an alder bass, although this one has my interest. What are the tonal differences between alder and ash?

    Thanks.
     
  6. PM :smug:
     
  7. YCBass

    YCBass Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    SoCal
    No, my incoming LM5 is Ash/Rosewood. I think Ash has a little more lows where Alder has more midrange. The highs are sweeter and not as aggressive with Alder also... IMO.

    PM's replied.
     
  8. YCBass

    YCBass Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    SoCal
    Here are a couple NAMM vids featuring super talent and future bass hero Brandon Rose. They are not the greatest sounding but they give you an idea of what the bass can sound like. The only difference is at that time it still had the original Hipshot bridge, but to me the BAV adds more low end.

     
  9. Nice, it's a good choice to let it go before you put more wear on it while waiting for your LM5, but I guess I won't get to A/B/C my LG with this and your coming LM :crying:
     
  10. Bassconbeatz

    Bassconbeatz Way down low

    Feb 5, 2004
    Porter Ranch, CA
    Gotta bump for my fellow SoCal Tb'r. Beautiful Bass! :)
     
  11. feelinlow

    feelinlow Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Bay Area/Northern, CA.
    Never thought I would see the day you were selling this bass. You were so pumped at NAMM about getting it. Can't afford this right now but wish I would have picked up your Lull.
     
  12. Baccomang

    Baccomang

    Feb 27, 2010
    This is a very cool bass. would you say it is an perfect allroundbass?

    plse pm me back!
    thx
     
  13. MDFreeze

    MDFreeze

    Jan 27, 2009
    DFW, Texas
    I would definitely say this is a perfect all around bass. I have an RA5 as well, and I could use it for every gig.

    Free Bump and a great buy!
     
  14. YCBass

    YCBass Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    SoCal
    Hey David, I really love this bass and was having second thoughts last night but I have another A-C coming so I'll be cool.

    Baccomang, I tried to return your pm but it didn't get through... Are you over you limit or something?
     
  15. Baccomang

    Baccomang

    Feb 27, 2010
    I am not sure what is my limit
    Just cleared my sent pm's think that was the problem
     
  16. honest abe

    honest abe Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    Weslaco TX
    Audio Engineer for Marcos Witt
    All you have to do is erase your older PM's (both sent and received) and that will free up your limit.
     
  17. Baccomang

    Baccomang

    Feb 27, 2010
    Many thx Honest Babe!
     
  18. Lichtaffen

    Lichtaffen

    Sep 29, 2008
    Rhode Island
    Juicy.
     
  19. Dave Campbell

    Dave Campbell

    Jul 13, 2006
    The headstocks on the ACs remind me of the 1st generation G&L basses.
     
  20. diglo

    diglo Supporting Member

    May 21, 2007
    SMYRNA, TN
    Get up! Get Get Get Down!
    PM'ed
     

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