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SOLD FS: CB (Cliff Bordwell Instruments) 'S' Bass - Almost new!!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by was3funk, Mar 18, 2010.


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  1. was3funk

    was3funk Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    Colorado
    FS: CB (Cliff Bordwell Instruments) 'S' Bass - Almost new!!

    FOR SALE ONLY, a dead mint CB 'S' Bass Custom 4- String, this beautiful and amazing instrument was completed a few months ago and has only a few hours playing time, IMO - this bass would pass for new!! Unfortunately I need to release some of my instruments, and this one is on the block as of now.

    This is a wonderful opportunity to own a CB Bass Custom without the wait and at much less money!!

    BTW - Cliff shared with me that not only is this his favorite wood combination, but this was his MOST resonate bass to date!! I have to say, I'm disappointed that I need to sell this :crying:

    Paid over $2800
    Selling for only $2100 - in like new condition
    Paypal E-Check / Shipped FED EX - CONUS - Lower 48

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    S-Bass 4-string
    Dimensions:
    • Scale length: 34”
    • Neck shape: Jazz
    • Thickness at 1st: .850
    • Width at nut: 1.5
    • String spacing at Bridge: 19mm
    • Body thickness: 1.525
    Construction:
    • Neck: Classic with Flame Maple
    • Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
    • Nut: Stabilized Ebony
    • Full faced top
    Body woods:
    • Top: Figured 2-Tone Redwood
    • Accent: Ebony Front
    • Core: Lightweight Ash
    • Headstock Plate: Figured Redwood 2-Tone
    • Cavity cover: Lightweight Ash
    Hardware
    • Color: Black
    • Bridge: Hipshot style “A”
    • Tuners: Hipshot Ultralites
    • Truss rod: Two-way adjustable
    • Fretted
    • Dunlop Strap locks
    • Output: 1/4" Face mount
    Electronics:
    • Pickups: Nordstrand NJ4SV’s wt. Wood Covers (Pau Ferro)
    • Preamp: Aguilar 3-band with passive tone
    • Controls: Wood Knobs (Pau Ferro)
    Notes: Super Lightweight – 6.5lbs
    Includes Black Pro-Tec Gig Bag
     

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  2. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Sexy...
     
  3. Mr. Majestic

    Mr. Majestic Majestic Wood Supply Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    From Louisiana/In Arkansas
    Majestic Swamp Ash
    I think I supplied the ash for this bass, I wish it were mine.
     
  4. portraitoftracy

    portraitoftracy

    Sep 27, 2005
    Chico, CA
    I simply want this bass because it is 6.5 pounds:smug: Luckily it doesn't have a maple fingerboard.
     
  5. was3funk

    was3funk Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    Colorado
    Yea, it's really an amazing blend of ash, ebony, redwood and pau ferro. Lightweight, resonant and perfectly balanced. I wish circumstances were different and I could hold onto it.
     
  6. Ronen

    Ronen

    Feb 9, 2003
    Milky Way Galaxy
    Beautiful bass!
    What is the fingerboard radius?
    Are you sure these are NJ4SV’s under the hood? the wood covers look pretty wide.
     
  7. nickbass79

    nickbass79

    Nov 11, 2009
    North Carolina
    For anyone who is interested but hasn't played a CB. My opinion is that CB basses are the best I have played. Over all other basses I have owned, borrowed or played! Balance, sound, playability, construction are all second to NONE. This is a SWEET deal!!!
     
  8. was3funk

    was3funk Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    Colorado
    I agree. I've owned/played pretty much most of the high end basses out there, and this bass is would definitely fit in that category.

    Yes sir, Nordstrand NJSV's humbucking split-coil jazz bass pickups are in it. I'll find out the fingerboard radius, which I think is standard on CB basses.
     
  9. Rumblefisher

    Rumblefisher Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Astoria, NY
    Still not looking for trades?

    Free bump.
     
  10. Justin Beck

    Justin Beck

    Jan 27, 2007
    Arlington, TX
    Beautiful bass! Sorry you have to sell it.

    Also, I believe the standard radius on CB Basses is 16". Both of mine were.

    Best,
    Justin
     
  11. I would like to take it off your hands but I would need to unload a few basses first.
     
  12. Very nice. ;)
     
  13. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
    Sound Clips?
     
  14. was3funk

    was3funk Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    Colorado
    sorry no sound clips at this time, I'll look to do that in the future.
     
  15. was3funk

    was3funk Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    Colorado
    FYI - I'm not looking for trades on this deal, I wouldn't be selling this bass if I didn't want the money.
     
  16. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
    This bass is haunting me. How is the setup right now? Plays like buttah, as they say?

    Fast low action with no buzzing?
     
  17. was3funk

    was3funk Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    Colorado
    Did you play this bass already? LOL - Exactly low action, no buzzing, plays evenly across the range and as slick as butter.
     
  18. climb

    climb

    May 1, 2007
    Baltimore, MD
    amazing instrument--bump for a beautiful bass!
     
  19. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
    I've got an offer in and an appointment to see it in person. I only hope this is soon mine!

    Free bump in case my deal doesn't happen (but a warning to all of you to back off in the mean time! j/k)
     
  20. jsb22257

    jsb22257

    Mar 23, 2010
    australia
    Hi, I am very interested to buy your bass if it is not sold yet, would you accept $2100 like you asked , shipped to my sis in Altadena CA?
    What kind of payment would you prefer? Paypal?
    Thanks
     

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