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SOLD FS: Cliff Bordwell 5 String Single Cut with Fanned Frets

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by LowWay, Apr 10, 2010.


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  1. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
    Cliff Bordwell Fanned Fret, Single Cut [del]$2000[/del] $1850 Shipped.

    I recently got this in a trade. I was in a position where I needed to sell 2 of 4 recently purchased basses, as I couldn't afford to keep them all. I just kept buying to try and find the best fit for me. I landed on a Bordwell 4 string that is the absolute keeper. I thought I had sold 2 of the others, and took this one as trade, but the sale fell through on one of the ones I had for sale, so I am listing this one as well. This sale may get pulled if there is no deal in place before the other one sells.

    This is a beautiful bass, sounds great, plays great, is lightweight and balances perfectly. You can see all the love Bordwell gets around here, and it is well deserved. My bordwell 4 string is my keeper as I mentioned.

    Here are the specs from Cliff Bordwell from the original build:

    Singlecut(B)modified -Bass 5-string

    Dimensions
    Scale length: 35-32
    Neck shape: Oval
    Width at nut: 1.875
    String spacing at Bridge: 19mm

    Body thickness: 1.525
    Weight: 8lbs 3oz (weighed by me)

    Construction
    Neck: Maple/Wenge "Modern"
    Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
    Fingerboard Radius: 16"
    Nut: Ebony
    Full faced:Yes

    Body woods
    Top: Camphor
    Core:Butternut

    Headstock Plate:Camphor

    Hardware
    Color:Gold (see below)
    Bridge: Hipshot "A"
    Tuners: Hipshot Ultralites
    Truss rod: two-way adjustable

    Fretted(24)
    Dunlop Strap locks 3places.
    Output: 1/4" Side mount

    Electronics
    Pickups: Nordstrand SE’s custom spacing (Pau Ferro wood covers)

    Preamp: Passive (see below)
    Controls: Volume, Blend, Passive tone (Pau Ferro knobs?)

    Since the original build, an active preamp has been added. It now has an OBP-3 installed. The controls are volume, blend, bass, mid, treble, with a toggle switch for mid frequency selection.

    Also, the tuners, strap lock pegs and bridge have been replaced with black hardware. The tuners and bridge hardware is the same as the original, except it is black. The strap lock pegs are now Schaller instead of dunlop, but if you care, I have black Dunlops on my other Bordwell and can swap them.

    The bass is in excellent condition, a few tiny dings on the sides but so small I doubt they would photograph. I'll be posting my own pics soon, in the mean time, here is a link to a previous thread, back from when the hardware was gold:

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=523697

    Bass includes a soft shell case, which will be in the pictures.

    In the mean time, here are the pictures form the old thread until I get the new ones up:
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  2. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
    5 cell phone photos added, Higher quality photos to follow.

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  3. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
  4. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    Damn! *Every* time one of Cliff's basses comes up for sale, I get the urge. They are always spectacular. Wow!

    /rick
     
  5. animal52

    animal52

    Jul 1, 2006
    DC area
    good lord that is a beautiful instrument!
     
  6. portraitoftracy

    portraitoftracy

    Sep 27, 2005
    Chico, CA
    Nice move changing the hardware to black, gold is for girls:D but yet girls do rock:bassist:
     
  7. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Montreal
    Twas originally mine.....and is truly a superb instrument!
     
  8. gruvit

    gruvit

    Jan 14, 2009
    Richland, WA
    This bass is making me have naughty dreams. If I had 2k bones to drop on it I would do so immediately.
     
  9. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
    Ownership makes the naughty dreams a reality ;-)
     
  10. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
    Priced reduced, I want to sell this week.
     
  11. gruvit

    gruvit

    Jan 14, 2009
    Richland, WA
    This bass is too amazing. I think you should keep it..... then decide to sell it when I have the money to buy it. ;)
     
  12. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
    If it doesn't sell this week, I'm just closing up the case and sitting on it until the economy bounces back. You may get your wish.
     
  13. gruvit

    gruvit

    Jan 14, 2009
    Richland, WA
    *Crossing fingers selfishly*
     
  14. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
    As requested,. here are pics of the back, control cavity, back of the control cavity cover, and back of case.

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  15. Col E Loc

    Col E Loc Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    Brooklyn, NYC
    - GAZM
     
  16. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
    BMP
     
  17. edubb

    edubb

    Dec 6, 2006
    I DON'T THINK I COULD PASS IT UP. I DON'T LIKE ACTIVE BASSES.
     
  18. Ken Dryden in net nice!!!

    The bass looks beautiful. I would like to try one some day.
     
  19. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
    Unfortunately for this circumstance, the pre-amp was put in before I got it. The pre-amp could easily be removed, but it does make for 2 useless knobs and a useless switch. I am pretty sure they are passive pickups though, and could be easily rewired to bypass the preamp, and the preamp could be sold. I would in fact sell it for $100 less without the pre-amp, and have it rewired if you are interested in it that way, it is a nice preamp, and I'd be happy to keep it.
     
  20. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
    bump
     

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