FS ONLY: Wood & Tronics Chronos 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by funkomatic, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. funkomatic


    Sep 28, 2006
    This is an *awesome* bass and I hate to part with it, but I have a new bass coming in I have to pay for; getting into a more Jazz bass vibe these days. Priced to move. Includes a Wood & Tronics gig bag in excellent shape. There are a few light scratches in the back, not deep, probably can be buffed out, in fact.

    I believe the top is a quilted mahogany. It has a great flaming look to it that I didn't capture very well in the pics.

    Additional specs: Walnut body, Alder tone block, Ebony fingerboard with MOP dot inlays, 7 pc wenge/maple/ebony neck, neck-through, Nordstrand pickups, McKeen preamp, Hipshot Ultra-Light tuners, ETS Transmission bridge, 34" scale.

    The tone on this thing is absolutely huge and it does a spot-on (IMO) P-bass sound on the neck pickup, which has been handy in my R&B situations. Playability is excellent-- as good as any high-end bass I've ever played, and the workmanship is top-notch.

    Asking $2000 shipped from Durham, NC to lower 48.

    Some pics:
  2. ivlucas

    ivlucas Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Thomasville, GA
    Nice, you dont see these forsale often
  3. ubado


    Mar 7, 2007
    Sweet bass! ... I've never heard of them before (the name kinda reminds me of a high-end home entertainment company ... like B&O ;))

    Good luck with the sale! It's always nice to see new types of basses. :)
  4. funkomatic


    Sep 28, 2006
    Thanks for the comments. It is a funk machine, no doubt about it. Selling this one means I'm about due for GAS detox.

    Wood & Tronics website: http://www.wtbasses.net/
  5. EduardoK


    Jun 28, 2004
    Really, how can you sell this???:eek::eek::eek:
    Great price too, this one shouldn't last long. If it was a 33" it would be already gone!:)
  6. funkomatic


    Sep 28, 2006
    No idea, there... I have a little boutique bass shop near by and I go down there (against my better judgement) and end up playing something I really like with a different sound, you know?? :rollno:
  7. funkomatic


    Sep 28, 2006
    This bass is now sitting at Conn-signment Music in Raleigh, NC off of Capital Blvd for anyone that is interested in checking it out.
  8. milo


    Jul 22, 2004
    The must beautifull bass Erick and Enriko have done in my opinion.
    I was at enriko house with my friends a few years ago when W&T basses were starting to sell. After very good italian pasta with parmesan we compare W&t basses(two of them)against two foderas(one Enricos and one Robertos).

    foderas were heavy as rock uffff and big bodied

    W&T basses were winners(sound ,playability,and look)and that was few years ago i cant imagine how good are they now.

    PS - Roberto sold his Fodera and he went on W&T basses

  9. funkomatic


    Sep 28, 2006
    I agree 100% with your comments, Milo. Thanks for the props!
  10. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine
    these basses are quickly climbing my GAS ladder. Beautiful piece, I would love to try one out some time.. Durham is only 4 hours away.... hmmm
  11. funkomatic


    Sep 28, 2006
    Actually, it is in Raleigh at a boutique bass shop on consignment. The shop is called Conn-signment Music 919-341-0686.
    DEFINATELY call before you make the trip to make sure the guy is there. Or I can run down and pick it up or let him know you are coming. But look at it this way-- you can check out all the other great basses he's got if you go to his place! That's where my Elrick came from.

    I have some flexibility on the price.
  12. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Contributor- Bass Musician Magazine
    cool man, thanks. If I know I'm headed that way, I'll call first. If only I had known, I was in Raleigh for a gig last weekend :(
  13. funkomatic


    Sep 28, 2006
    Price drop to $1600 and I will consider trades for 5 string basses of equivalent or lesser value + cash.
  14. Jotha

    Jotha Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2009
    North New Jersey
    Mmmm... string space at bridge?? Looks like 19mm for me, but body is smaller than other singlecuts, so I can be wrong...
    Do you have some sound sample around?? I love to heard those Nordy's!!!
  15. funkomatic


    Sep 28, 2006
    Sorry, Jothabass, she's sold!

    PS: I believe it is 19mm.
  16. Jotha

    Jotha Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2009
    North New Jersey
    Well, I'm sure the new owner will be very happy!!! Thanks!!

    Pd: I always lost the ones I love... that's really bad!!! :(
  17. Virgil

    Virgil She's My Inspiration

    Nov 30, 2005
    Dresher, Pa.
    Is the bass still around? I will down there in a few weeks.
  18. SodaCity bass

    SodaCity bass Proudly endorsing Dingwall Supporting Member

    Aug 4, 2011
    Blythewood, SC
    Last post says she sold over 5 years ago.