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SOLD FS Only: Alleva Coppolo LG5. Dalbergia board. Nitro. Bent bridge.

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by NickyBass, Apr 30, 2009.


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  1. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    This bass is sold!!!!


    For various reasons, I am listing this bass for sale.

    -Alder body
    -Dalbergia negra fingerboard
    -Sunburst
    -Nitro finish
    -Bent plate bridge
    -AC single coils and AC preamp
    -Nice weight

    It's in good shape. Jimmy uses a thin nitro finish, so there are a few tiny dents in the bass. The finish also grabs onto the wood so you can see the grain pattern a bit. These are just minor issues, but I thought I should mention it on a bass at this price.

    EDIT: One other tiny tiny issue is that the pickup screws look like they are stripping just a bit. They turn fine, but they are a bit tight. Again, no biggie, but it's an expensive bass, so I thought I'd point it out.

    I would like to get $4000 shipped for the bass.

    Here is a quick pic: It's the one in front...



    I can take more if needed.
     
  2. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    A few pics of the board:

    aclg.

    aclg2.
     
  3. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    wow... this is like the souped up version of mine... :)
     
  4. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    Bump for a beautiful bass and great TBer.

    If anyone is looking for that true, vintage Fender feel and tone in a 5 string instrument, THIS would be the Alleva spec to get it. Nitro, classic bridge, old as heck Brazilian board, low radius neck for that 'old Fender feel', and a very transparent preamp that can be bypassed for amazing passive tone, or kept in the signal chain for close to passive tone with all the advantages of an active buffer.

    That's a beauty, and the small issues with the Nitro are part of the deal that give it the vintage mojo.

    Good luck with the sale! If I didn't have a nitro LG already, I'd jump on this one! It's a lot of money, but worth every penny if it fits your tone goal.
     
  5. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Hey, thanks for the words, guys. This is a fine instrument, to be sure.

    Some guys have asked why I'm selling it. There are actually a few reasons, but the main thing is that my daughter is due in July. I want to put aside some money for her, just in case.

    Of course, I'm not the most responsible when it comes to buying gear, but I'm trying to do right by my family.
     
  6. basses55

    basses55 Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 24, 2003
    Toronto
    Endorsing artist: Alleva Coppolo Basses and Guitars, FBass, La Bella-Olinto Bergantino Audio Systems
    Just wondering....do you know the weight?

    Great looking bass with perfect specs for an LG IMO....
     
  7. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Congrats on the daughter Nicky! Best of luck with the sale.
     
  8. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Thanks guys!!! We are excited about our newest addition. Our son is 20 months old, and such a joy. I'm hoping that he doesn't feel jealous when his sister arrives.

    The bass is a nice weight. I'm going to say 9lbsish. I don't know for sure, but I am big on light weight basses. Anything 10 lbs and over, is way too much for me. So, I would say 9 is a good guess.
     
  9. Ace Of Bass

    Ace Of Bass A Rooster Illusion

    Jun 27, 2006
    DC
    Bump for a very nice piece.....
     
  10. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    First congrats Nicky!

    Secondly, as an owner of the 4-string version of this bass, I can assure whoever buys bass this will not be disappointed. They are worth every penny. Buying this new will cost you about $5200+, 6-8 months, and that's even if you can get the DN board. I had one or order but while waiting switched to four's.
     
  11. I'd ROCK that pink one!
     
  12. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    +1 That looks amazing to me also. I have the same bass in Surf Green, and it is smoking!

    And... free bump!
     
  13. sps500

    sps500 In Memoriam

    May 19, 2008
    I wish I had the green bump!!!!!
     
  14. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    el bumpo
     
  15. Rev. Cornelius

    Rev. Cornelius

    Jan 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    This is the first bass that made me think about selling my custom Collings acoustic bump!!!!!
     
  16. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Bump
     
  17. If I didn't have a baby on the way also I might have considered it also. Another expectant father here, my first.....no more bass purchases for me, for a while at least.
     
  18. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Congrats!! Get ready for your perspective on EVERYTHING to change.
     
  19. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    a la cima
     
  20. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Bump for a lower price.
     

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