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FS\FT: Traben Chaos Core 5 Aguilar Pre

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by nogoodwithnames, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Hello all, up for sale is a recently acquired Traben Chaos Core 5. For those not familiar with Traben, the Chaos Core is their top of the line offering, it comes from the factory with massive Rockfield pickups with a 5 way selector switch to select different coils in each pickup, and an aguilar obp-3 preamp. This bass sounds HUGE, with an amazing range of tones.

    I love traben basses, i currently have 3 and have had 7 at one time or another. The ONLY reason im selling is because i just cant do 5 strings. I try to love them, i just cant. :D I promised myself this is the last shot at a 5, and it just isnt happening.

    Now for details, this bass is in amazing shape, the only flaw i can find is a few small scratches by the input jack, other than that not a ding, dent or scratch anywhere. The previous owner stained the neck, and then coated it with a gloss enamel/polyurethane of some sort. I wasnt sure about this before i saw it in person, but it actually looks awesome, and the gloss finish feels very good to me. Of course you could always scotch-brite it if thats not your thing.

    This bass is also currently running at 18v, not sure if that is from the factory or not, as every other model ive had was only 9v, but it certainly looks stock to me. Weight is right around 9.5 lbs. Will ship in like new padded fender gigbag.

    I am looking to get what i paid, $425 obo shipped conus. I know trabens dont get a lot of love here, but seriously these things are amazing basses. Thanks for looking!






  2. Wanted to add that this is a Korean built traben, not the later, Vietnam built that has had some QC issues. ;)


    Scale 34” four string and 35" five string
    Construction bolt on
    Electronics Aguilar OBP-3 pre-amp
    Controls three-band eq with volume and five-way switch
    Body paulonia
    Top burled maple or quilt maple
    Fretboard rosewood or maple on black vapor only
    Nut synthetic
  4. Bump.
  5. bassman28

    bassman28 Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    North Carolina
    These are very underated basses.I had a Core 4 and they are amazing.
  6. These are great basses. And that's an awesome price, GLWS
  7. xhawk5

    xhawk5 Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Palm Coast, Florida
    Nice. Pm'd. I want this!
  8. Thanks all, this is certainly a killer bass! All pm's responded.

    I'd really prefer to sell, but I'm gonna add some possible trade interests:

    No 5 strings.
    Traben chaos core
    Schecter diamond p
    Curious about an SX
    Aguilar tonehammer pedal
    Power amps
  9. Bump. Some great offers, but not "the one" yet. Really prefer to just sell, but keep em coming.
  10. Looks like I have a trade pending.
  11. Traded. Thanks Larry!