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FS: Simmons Thorus 5 string

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by J.Wolf, Mar 23, 2013.


  1. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Up for grabs is this special Simmons 5 string Thorus. Simmons guitars recently closed with the unexpected passing of Dave Simmons. This bass was purchased from his estate sale. I added the Nordstrand 3b preamp and Nordstrand DC pickups (over $500 in value). Just had it set up, frets re-leveled and dressed (which turned out great), and it plays and sounds like a dream. Big clear tone, very punchy and deep. There are a few minimal imperfections in the gloss finish, nothing that is visible from a few feet.

    950 shipped/insured in the CONUS. No trades, sorry

    Zebrawood top
    Alder body
    Neck thru maple and purpleheart
    Flamed maple heel block
    35" scale
    Rosewood fingerboard
    Nordstrand 3b preamp
    Nordstrand Dual Coil pu's

    More pics here

    DSC05165_zpse87fc473.

    DSC05176_zpsa62578ce.
     
  2. kshipley1

    kshipley1 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2010
    Denver
    Hi, what's the width at the nut? weight? thank you
     
  3. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Will get back to you with this tonight, thanks
     
  4. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    35mm from center of B string to center of G string. Overall neck width at nut is 46mm, it feels very comfortable.
     
  5. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Bump
     
  6. paradog

    paradog

    Dec 25, 2011
    Central NJ
    bump for a purty bass! GLWS
     
  7. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    thanks!
     
  8. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Reduced to 950 shipped.
     
  9. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Beautiful.
     
  10. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    bump
     
  11. kshipley1

    kshipley1 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2010
    Denver
    PM sent
     
  12. danhmap

    danhmap

    Dec 29, 2010
    Weight please?
     
  13. Lloydtownsend

    Lloydtownsend

    Aug 23, 2010
    Michigan
    None
    Where do these basses come from? I tried google and all I get us Gene Simmons basses?!?!!? How do I find out about them?
     
  14. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Pm replied.

    Weight is 9lb 5oz

    There isn't much info available online anymore, there used to be. He had a few different models, including the Thorus. They were handmade by Dave Simmons in Hendersonville NC, Prior to his untimely passing.
     
  15. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Rainy day bump. Open to offers!
     
  16. Rixsy

    Rixsy

    Jan 18, 2015
    Is the bass still available?
     
  17. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    nope, this one's long gone! Thanks
     
  18. Rixsy

    Rixsy

    Jan 18, 2015
    Roger that! Simmons are very nice basses. I have a four string that I love. I am looking to secure at least one more, but they are difficult to come by. Thanks anyway!
     

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