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SOLD FS: RARE CELINDER CUSTOM 5

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Boombass76, Sep 24, 2008.


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  1. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    Hi,

    I am about to let my Celinder Custom 5-string bass go...

    It is a unique custom model that is extremely rare, and Chris don't make customs any more since he has had such a big succes with his Update models. If you could talk him into making one, it would be $6-7000+ and then you had to pay for the shipping, too. Not to mention that you could probably not have it until 2010 or something like that...

    I am selling it because I have just bought an Update 5 in natural (from Ari, thanks man!), which has been on top of my GAS list for a long time. :hyper:

    This one is in good condition, although it does show some signs of wear (see pics). I am not entirey sure how old it is, but most likely, it's from the late 90's or the early 2000's.

    However, it had the new, fantastic GREENGROVE preamp installed by Chris himself just last year, and the fretboard had a plane and brand new frets installed this August, so it is playing like butter and has a nice and low action. Therefore, the sound is actually quite similar to the J-Update model, but of course the different woods also contribute to the sound in its own way.

    It is a long scale bass (probably 35" or 36"), which gives it a very tight and focused B-string.

    The body is Mahogany with tiger flame maple on both sides, the neck is a 6 bolt-on, 5-piece maple and purpleheart, and the fingerboard is made of ebony.

    I hate to let his one go, but I must realise that I just have more basses than I can justify at the moment - this one deserves to be played often, loud, with love, and most of all LIVE!

    I am asking $3200 plus shipping. (the price is going down as the USD exchange rate is going up).

    Here are a few soundclips:

    Fingerstyle - Mute - Slap

    Please don't judge the sound using the speakers on your laptop - it's a bass, you know! :)

    If you are interested, please send me a PM :)


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  2. Hollow Man

    Hollow Man Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2003
    Springfield, VA
    Woah, cool bass! Good luck with the sale!
     
  3. Ace Of Bass

    Ace Of Bass A Rooster Illusion

    Jun 27, 2006
    DC
    Keep the Custom.........Trade the Update...........:bag:
     
  4. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    Hm... That's an idea :)

    But, nah... I just love my Update too much. Call me romantic, but I just have a thing for these 70s Fender style basses...






     
  5. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    Price drop bump...
     
  6. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    Bump...
     
  7. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    Well, the USD is up a bit - so my asking price is going down :)

    NOW: $3495 plus shipping!
     
  8. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    ...and it keeps going up. NEW PRICE DROP - $3200 plus shipping!
     
  9. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    Bump...
     
  10. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    Bump...
     
  11. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    These basses are fabulous and have some of my favorite pickups (made by Kent Armstrong). Anyone would be really happy with this beauty.
     
  12. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    Agreed! And since these pickups can be split to single-coils, the tonal variety is huge. :bassist:
     
  13. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    Bump
     
  14. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    You may want to check to see if it's a 35" or 36" scale length. That could make a big difference to people.

    Great bass!
     
  15. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    I guess you're right. Would you, or anybody else, know how I should measure the scale lenght exactly? (from where to where should there be 35 or 36 inches?)
     
  16. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    From the bridge saddles where the strings are seated to the nut.
     
  17. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    I have measured from the nut to the saddle along the B-string, and there is 92 cm. But measuring along the G-string there is 91 cm. Anyway, I guess that it's a 36" as 92 cm. equals 36,22" and 91 cm. equals 35,82".
     
  18. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    Bump... Will take offers, too :)
     
  19. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    ....oh, and the following trades would be of interest:

    Alleva Copollo: LM-5 or RA-5 (maple FB)
    Rob Allen: Mouse (w/lines)
    Fender: Marcus Miller V
    Fender: 70's Jazz
    High-end 5-string w/ maple FB and P/J pickups (e.g. Celinder, A-C, etc.)
     
  20. Boombass76

    Boombass76 Commercial User

    Jul 1, 2008
    Denmark
    BassCollect Blog & Shop (founder)
    Bump
     

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