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FS/FT : Loïc Le Pape steel bodied jb-style

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by eloann, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. eloann


    May 14, 2012

    I've got this wonderful custom bass that's not getting played as much as it should, mostly because of my Dingwall SP5.
    It has a hollow steel body, a Warmoth maple/bocote neck with a nitro finish, slightly reliced. The body shape was inspired from the Ruokangas Steambass (with Juha's authorization).
    It's a jazz bass at heart, but with slightly twisted electronics. It has a master volume, a Dingwall style 4 position rotary switch (neck/both in series/both in parallel/bridge) offering several distincs flavours. The series setting not usually found on jazz basses offers a deep punchy tone ideal for rock - think Musicman ballpark. Then there's a Stellartone Tonestyler, which is basically a notched 16 position passive tone control switching through different cap values (from bypass for the brightest possible tone to .1 for a classic muffled sound). It preserves midrange while cutting just the wanted chunk of highs.

    Sounds great, feels good (not as good as Dingwalls to me) and it's definately unique !


    More pics and infos on the builder's website :
    The fingerboard is bocote - not pau ferro
    The actual weight is around 4.4kg
    A hard case is included

    I paid a little over 2500€
    Looking for ~2000$ shipped worldwide.
    Trade interests : Dingwall Super J 5 - Chapman stick
    May take a couple pedals to ease the bill.
  2. thegreatmattsby


    May 16, 2011
    Wow, haven't been this tempted in a while. Time to check between the couch cushions...
  3. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Crazy cool
  4. eloann


    May 14, 2012
    Updated trade interrest :
    I've been attracted to Chapman Stick for quite a while...
  5. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    Would this bass be good for metal?
  6. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I'm surprised this post wasn't number 2
  7. eloann


    May 14, 2012
    Be quick if you want it - going on ebay
  8. dustoffdoc


    Nov 22, 2007
    Waht's she weigh? Heavy dude? Quote me shipping to Baku, DHL preferred....

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