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SOLD FS Feeler: Cliff Bordwell 4-string, walnut, koa, bloodwood

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by AaronHuff, Apr 23, 2010.


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  1. AaronHuff

    AaronHuff

    Oct 31, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    I'm still on the fence about selling this, but if I can find a good home for it, I could really use the money to take care of my GAS problem.
    This is a Cliff Bordwell Ball Bass from 2006 that has been played regularly, but very well cared for. This is a fantastic sounding bass, the best I've ever had. It's very light and perfectly balanced. However, my tastes have changed a bit, and I'm saving up for a Nordy. I can post more pictures and/or email them to you if you PM me. Here are the specs:

    Walnut w/flamed Koa top and Wenge back (outstanding looking woods!)
    Matching flamed Koa headstock veneer w/MOP inlaid "CB" logo
    Maple/Wenge/Maple neck w/Bloodwood fretboard, Ebony nut, 24 frets
    Matching Bloodwood pickup covers
    Nordstrand Big Singles w/passive vol/blend/tone
    Hipshot A bridge and Ultralite tuners

    I'm looking for $1600 shipped UPS ground or USPS in the US, but I'll consider any good offer. Original price was $2200.

    It does have some very light signs of use that you can only see in the right light, at the right angle. The spot where your arm rests is slightly more matte than the rest of the body, but it's not noticeable unless you're looking for it. There are some very tiny tarnished spots on the exposed pickup poles, and some almost invisible play wear on the body, around the strings. The rest is pretty much spotless. The frets have plenty of life, the neck is perfect.

    Let me know if you have any questions, and I'll post more photos as soon as I can. Let me know if there's anything specific you'd like to see.
     

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  2. AaronHuff

    AaronHuff

    Oct 31, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Here are a couple more photos, and some other details:
    34" scale
    Quartersawm maple and wenge neck
    19mm string spacing at the bridge, 1.5" nut width
    passive

    And the price is negotiable, so make me an offer!
     

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  3. AaronHuff

    AaronHuff

    Oct 31, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    A couple more...
     

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  4. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Beautiful bass!

    -ScottM
     
  5. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
    weight?
     
  6. AaronHuff

    AaronHuff

    Oct 31, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    About 8 lbs, I think. I'll try to find a scale...
     
  7. scottm

    scottm Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2005
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    I am so tempted! Someone buy this before I spend anymore money this month.

    -ScottM
     
  8. bino

    bino

    Jun 27, 2002
    Orange County
    dang! CB makes the coolest stuff. how would you describe the tone? woody, compressed, bright, etc?
     
  9. AaronHuff

    AaronHuff

    Oct 31, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Woody, for sure. The Nordstrand pickups are capable of doing a lot of different stuff. You can dial both some modern and vintage-ish sounds.
    The workmanship is pretty incredible all around.
    And to answer one of the previous questions, it's a little over 7.5 lbs. You'll appreciate the light weight and perfect balance after a long set!
    Also, it includes a high-quality Levy's gig bag (the one it originally came with) and a strap. The strings are pretty fresh, too.
     
  10. LowWay

    LowWay

    Dec 16, 2009
    believe it or not, 7.5 is too heavy for me. :)

    I draw the line at 7 ponds these days since getting this one:

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=639918

    It's for the best, buying another bass right now only means putting off getting proper drainage around my house.
     
  11. AaronHuff

    AaronHuff

    Oct 31, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Wow, that's light! I didn't know they got much lighter than this one...

     
  12. AaronHuff

    AaronHuff

    Oct 31, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    A few ore shots in response to inquiries.
     

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  13. AaronHuff

    AaronHuff

    Oct 31, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    A couple more...
     

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  14. AaronHuff

    AaronHuff

    Oct 31, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Also, I've decided to sell this bass for sure, so the title "Feeler" is now a little inaccurate.
     
  15. noahw1

    noahw1

    Jul 22, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Gorgeous bass. Wish I had the cash.
     
  16. AaronHuff

    AaronHuff

    Oct 31, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Sold!
     

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