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SOLD FS: Armen Custom Fretless

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by TheEmptyCell, Jun 13, 2012.


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  1. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    This is totally custom, doesn't appear on the Armen Guitars site.

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    It's a nice, stripey mahogany body, contoured and super light. Features a maple neck with ebony 24 position fingerboard. Neck is between 1 7/8" and 1 9/16" wide, with a flat back profile. String spacing at the bridge is 3/4", just like a Fender. Pickups are a single coil J and dual-coil J in an MM shell.

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    The electronics include a 5-way switch, volume, and then two tone controls, which I have yet to figure out how they work exactly. It's been hard getting in touch with the builder.

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    Looks like the neck may have had a different tuner layout at one point.

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    Action gets killer low, lows of mwah, and tons of tones from the interesting, if not confusing, tone controls. Note that I tried to darken the fret markers (starting with the 24th) with a wood-scratch-fixing-marker. Didn't work as intended, but I think some rubbing alcohol would take that right off.

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    The quality of this bass exceeds any USA mass-produced bass I've played.

    This beauty is for sale only (no trades please, need the money for moving) with a gig-bag for $750 shipped in the CONUS. Fire away with any questions.
     
  2. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bump!
     
  3. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Cheaper than Warmoth, USACG, most custom builders, and completely unique!
     
  4. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Why is this still around?
     
  5. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bump!
     
  6. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bump
     
  7. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    $725 shipped!
     
  8. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't anyone play fretless?
     
  9. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    TTT
     
  10. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Living in Columbia, SC now BUMP!
     
  11. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    TTT
     
  12. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bump?
     
  13. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have new pics coming to entice any interested parties, but I'm contemplating accepting some trades. Mainly a Fender Modern Player Jazz, or an MIA P in a cool color, an octave-paired 8 string, or something that I might flip easier than this bass :p
     

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