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SOLD FS Kenneth Lawrence Instruments ChamberBrase II 5 / 33, Blue Fibre Optics!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by portraitoftracy, Aug 7, 2013.

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  1. portraitoftracy


    Sep 27, 2005
    Chico, CA
    Without a doubt this is the most well constructed, beautiful sounding and playing instrument I've ever owned. Talked to Ken Lawrence about this bass, many times to tell him how amazing it is and to ask how can the B string on a 33 scale be the best B string ever. Literally it is the tightest and most natural sounding B string you will ever here or play, all the way up to the 26 fret. I have had people come over and play this bass to compare it ot their new Fodera's with extended B headstocks and even they agreed their Fodera's B sounded weak in comparison. This bass today with all the features would run you around 10K. Why am I selling? Been playing my 4 string mainly, plus I never have taken this bass out of the house. Thus, this bass is as close to mint as you will find.

    weight is around 9 even, but honestly feels like 7 pounds thanks to the distance between the two strap buttons, the upper strap button is nearly at the 9th fret, which makes this bass so easy to play on your left hand, as well as your right, more luthiers need to start doing this!

    > 33" scale, 1 3/4" nut, 19 mm string spacing, adjustable to 18-20mm
    > Claro Walnut body
    > Figured / Blackened Redwood top and headstock cap
    > Eastern Maple 3 piece neck with dual function stainless steel truss rod
    > Brazilian Rosewood fretboard with Gaboon Ebony binding
    > Grenadillo Heel Plate
    > Gaboon Ebony control cavity cover
    > Old growth Brazilian Rosewood tone block beneath the bridge
    > Paua Abalone block inlays
    > Matching Paua Abalone headstock logo w/ Ebony surround
    > Blue fibre optic side dots with on/off switch
    > Nordstrand hum-cancelling "J" pickups w/ Gaboon Ebony covers
    > Customized Glockenklang 3 band preamp
    > Tara Labs wiring
    > Protec Contigo gig bag


    $6,495 shipped

    I am happy to offer a 24 hour trial period on this instrument, minus shipping. If the instrument is not to your liking, I will give a full refund if returned the next day upon receiving. A policy I personally feel should be offered with almost every purchase on TB.

    thank you
  2. rwider

    rwider Supporting Member

    May 5, 2008
    Santa Cruz, Ca
  3. bump
  4. Absolutely unbelievable... this is the nicest bass for sale on TB right now hands down IMO. GLWTS!!
  5. K78J


    Jun 21, 2012
    I don't think I could like go of this if I had it and didn't play bass. Gorgeous.
  6. Do you take trades? j/k :) This is probably the hottest thing I've seen posted on Talkbass and I'm including the Chicks at Shows thread.
  7. gr8bassplayer


    Feb 12, 2013
    That is a GORGEOUS bass.
  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Wow dude!!!

    Ahhh, a KL.... someday. :)
  9. blastoff99


    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA

    Yeah, he probably takes trades. Like cars. Or Picassos.
  10. portraitoftracy


    Sep 27, 2005
    Chico, CA
    Don't need a car or a Picasso, but will trade for cash:D
  11. EduardoK


    Jun 28, 2004
    Just wow...
    What strings do you use on this bass (tight low B)?
  12. portraitoftracy


    Sep 27, 2005
    Chico, CA
    The tightest sounding low B you will have ever played, promise, if not you can return it. I have had pros play this bass who can confirm, maybe they will chime in, although I think one is trying to raise the funds right now so I'm not sure if they want to help convince someone else to buy it.

    I have been using DR Sunbeams 45-125
  13. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Endorsing Artist: Alleva Coppolo, FBass.
    I had this bass for a bit while it was owned by someone else here in Toronto, I set it up before it moved on to the OP.

    I can vouch that this is one of the nicest basses I've played ....beautiful tone and playability. Ken is one of the very very best out there.

    Good luck with the sale!
  14. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Bronx, NY
    +1.......probably my favorite builder around. Incredible instruments.
  15. thomasjbass

    thomasjbass Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Highland Heights, OH
    This is a great price on this bass. Ken pours his heart and soul into each and every piece of art that he creates. This is, in my opinion, one of the top basses that has ever been on TB.

    In addition, I have bought several pieces from Ari. He is an absolute professional player and has been a +1 guy to work with on every transaction. I will be surprised if this bass lasts very long at this price.

    Best of luck my friend!
  16. portraitoftracy


    Sep 27, 2005
    Chico, CA
    Thanks Thomas for the kind words
  17. portraitoftracy


    Sep 27, 2005
    Chico, CA
    And sold, cheers

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