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FS: FBass BNF6 - neck thru

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by wyliee, Jul 19, 2008.


  1. wyliee

    wyliee

    Jul 6, 2003
    South Hill, WA
    I always swore this bass would go to my grave with me but I have to be honest and accept it hasn't seen a gig in over a year. This is the Ferrari of fretless basses and has 'the' tone.

    The bass is neck through with a deep scoop. I bought it from the original owner. It has an aluminum bridge saddle and a custom Fralin pickup in the bridge. According to the owner, both were installed by Nic Tung though I've never confirmed that. The bass also has a boost only preamp in it, flat 20-20k and 18v. Thick ebony board, maple neck, swamp ash body.

    In regular light, the finish looks black, but in bright direct light you can see it is a translucent green. The pictures below may look like two different basses, but they are the same in different light. $2,250 including a Levy's double gigbag. Ground shipping in CONUS included. Shipping elsewhere at cost.

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  2. ElMon

    ElMon Supporting Member

    May 30, 2004
    Oklahoma City, OK
    free bump. That's hot.
     
  3. Ricky Caboverde

    Ricky Caboverde

    Feb 26, 2004
    Miami, FL
    What a price!!! :eek: This shoudln't last long...
     
  4. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    Yes this sure is sweet!;) I recall admiring this bass in the past.

    Bump for a really nice guy.
     
  5. wyliee

    wyliee

    Jul 6, 2003
    South Hill, WA
    By popular request, additional photos:

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    I bought the bass used in 2002. Most likely, it was made around 2000 or earlier. I have yet to find a serial number. There are the usual superficial scratches and *very* light wear on the fingerboard. If you get the bass in the right light, you can see the deep green color. Most of the time it appears closer to black. This bass is as close to as-new as one can get with a bass 8-10 years old.
     
  6. 82Daion

    82Daion

    Nov 14, 2006
    43085
    PM sent.
     
  7. wyliee

    wyliee

    Jul 6, 2003
    South Hill, WA
    PM replied. Thanks!
     
  8. skb5string

    skb5string Supporting Member

    Jun 3, 2007
    Clinton Township, MI
    Man oh man do I want this :(
     
  9. wyliee

    wyliee

    Jul 6, 2003
    South Hill, WA
    Corrected specs on preamp: +/- .2db from 15hz to 50kHz.
     
  10. wyliee

    wyliee

    Jul 6, 2003
    South Hill, WA
    One more bump.

    Further price drop and I'll include ground shipping in the CONUS.

    The market must really be tanking right now!
     
  11. alembic5

    alembic5

    Dec 5, 2004
    Seattle, Wa.
    Oh man... you live pretty darn close to me! Good thing I don't have the cash right now, or I'd be in trouble. :D bump for a local guy and an amazing bass!
     
  12. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    The market is sluggish but this is a specialty bass requiring patience to sell. ;) I am certain that it will find a new home.

    I've just been so impressed with the BN6 I bought from Brad Johnson at the first of the year. I can hardly pick up another bass to relax with with it's so easy to play and the tone is just out of this world. George Furlinetto really builds fabulous basses and this is a stunning example.

    Bump!
     
  13. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    how many "fret" positions on that fingerboard?
     
  14. wyliee

    wyliee

    Jul 6, 2003
    South Hill, WA
    28!
     
  15. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    what is the fingerboard material?

    where are you located exactly?

    I would love to play this thing...
     
  16. wyliee

    wyliee

    Jul 6, 2003
    South Hill, WA
    Ebony board.

    I'm in Puyallup, WA.
     
  17. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    ahhh, you had to bump this....

    its soooo sexy....

    probably the only non-natural wood color bass I have ever considered...
     
  18. PM sent..........>>>>!
     
  19. wyliee

    wyliee

    Jul 6, 2003
    South Hill, WA
    New bump.

    Sorry, not looking for trades. Thinning the herd.
     
  20. SeanEricHarris

    SeanEricHarris

    Sep 20, 2008
    Detroit Metro Area, MI
    Endorsing Artist: Bruckwicki Instruments
    Are you kidding me?! That's GORGEOUS!

    ... and me loving the play on those basses, and in need of a non-upright to finish my album...

    Get in touch please - there was a mention of a price reduction but not what it was reduced to... (unless I just missed it in the sea of awe and admiration directed towards that instrument).

    Can reach me directly at [email protected] or myspace.com/seanericharris.

    Grazie.
     
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