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FS: Kinal MK-B five string

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by JLubinsky-Mast, Jan 7, 2012.


  1. JLubinsky-Mast

    JLubinsky-Mast Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Vancouver BC
    The time has come for me to sell a bass that is not receiving the love that it deserves. Mike Kinal makes fantastic basses up here in Canada.
    The body is Korina with a Walnut top. The fingerboard is Ebony on a Maple neck. 34.5" scale. Bartolini pick-ups through an Aguilar pre-amp.
    There are a few dings around the input jack and around the edge of the headstock. I can put up some pics tomorrow.
    This bass has a very smooth deep sound to it.
    I am asking $1350, shipping included in Canada. I will need to split the cost of shipping to the States.
    I can include a hard or soft case.
    I am not looking for trades at this time, but, could be tempted with older Traynor heads (YBA-1, YBA-3), lower powered Ampeg heads (V-4, V-2), effects pedals (some fuzz, envelope, low-pass filters)... The only bass that is of interest to me is a thunderbird short-scale.
    Thanks, please send me any questions.

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  2. Halegroove

    Halegroove Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2010
    N. KY/Cincinnati, OH
    These are really great basses. I had one get away from me last year. Still scratching my head over that one.
     
  3. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    +1 :eek:
     
  4. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    A beauty!
     
  5. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Gorgeous bass. When I sell my two for sale I'll either wind up with another Kinal or another Sadowsky.
     
  6. JLubinsky-Mast

    JLubinsky-Mast Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Vancouver BC
    Thanks for the kind words. This is a great bass.
    If I was in a studio regularly, this bass would stay in my possession, but for my gigging life of bars and clubs, I reach for my beat-up old faithful jazz bass.
     
  7. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    What's the string spacing?
     
  8. JLubinsky-Mast

    JLubinsky-Mast Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Vancouver BC
    Unfortunately I haven't been able to get a weight of the bass yet.
    The string spacing at the bridge appears to be 18.5 mm, I want to double check that in day-light just to make sure.
    I've added some photos of the dings near the input jack, and the headstock. I think they look worse in photo than they seem in real life (although I may be biased...)
    Also, I added some photos of the width of the body. It looks like one main piece of korina, with the walnut on top, with a thin layer, perhaps a veneer of korina then walnut on top of that.

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  9. JLubinsky-Mast

    JLubinsky-Mast Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Vancouver BC
    Pre-gig meal of kale chips and pyrohy, bump...
     
  10. So did you get a chance to weigh that beautiful thing?
     
  11. GrooveRider

    GrooveRider

    Apr 23, 2012
    London, UK
    Is this still for sale?
    Thanks
     
  12. Muziekschuur

    Muziekschuur

    May 25, 2009
    Stavenisse
    Be-au-ti-ful..... And the marks on them give it character.... She's mighty pretty....
     
  13. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Is this still available?
     
  14. kbuschmann

    kbuschmann Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Dunno know if that bass is still on the block, but I'll say this about Mike Kinal's work - the guy is a superlative luthier. I own or have owned a lot of top end basses (F, Roscoe, Dingwall, Elrick, Sadowsky), and I'll put Mike's instruments alongside any of them. At half (or less) the price.
     
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