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SOLD FS: Stambaugh 5 String

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Snarf, Sep 2, 2012.

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  1. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    SEE POST #28

    Figured walnut top
    Ebony accent layer

    Bolt-on 34" Scale
    24 Frets
    5 piece: Maple/Walnut/Birdseye/Walnut/Maple
    Birdseye fingerboard
    String spacing at the bridge: 18 mm

    Pickups: Aero bridge soapbar humbucker, Aero precision
    Preamp: Mike Pope 3 band, mid switch, push-pull for passive

    Approximate weight: 8-8.5 lbs. This is an ESTIMATE. I asked Chris to use very light woods. This is a very light and comfortable bass.

    This bass is an incredible piece of workmanship. It plays easier than just about every other bass I've ever tried. I am selling it because its tone no longer fits my needs. I am tending toward the single coil sound, and I can't get that out of this bass. The Stambaugh is a very modern sounding instrument, and does its job fantastically. But it just isn't my sound anymore.

    Here is a Youtube video that I recorded about a month or two after receiving it, breaking down the features and some of the sounds this bass is capable of:

    I have no pictures of the bass by itself because I don't have my camera with me, and I'm a really backward guy so my phone doesn't have a camera, at least one that I know how to use. So here are some pictures from my album photo shoot (note: if you listen to my album, be aware that I did not get my Stambaugh in time for the recording sessions, so that album was done on a MIA Fender 5er):




    Asking [DEL]$2050[/DEL] $1950 shipped to the CONUS. Only trade: See post# 28
  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    What! Nooo! That one's awesome!
  3. ahollowhd

    ahollowhd Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
  4. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Case yes. Weight, I don't have a scale. But I specifically asked in the final specs that Chris use very light wood selections. I estimate it to be about 8-8.5 lbs.
  5. Any interest in trading for an alembic epic 4?
  6. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    No, thanks.
  7. cycler

    cycler Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2010
    may I ask why it's not working for you ? a dislike ?
  8. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Sure. The tone is quite bright and modern. When I spec'd the bass out and had it built, this was very much what I was into. In the last few months I have come to the realization that I much prefer the sound of single coil pickups, especially in the bridge position. Also, mahogany, while certainly a very good tone wood, I now know that I prefer alder. I've been through ash, walnut, and mahogany basses, and my ear just keeps gravitating toward alder.
  9. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Bump, all PMs replied.
  10. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Piermont, New York
    bolt on? neck-thru? set next? Can't tell from foto.
  11. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Bolt on.

    edit: You can see the back of the instrument in the youtube link.
  12. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Bump. All PMs replied.
  13. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS

    This is the EXACT reason why I wonder people wait 2-3 years for a build. Tastes change, etc.
    My build from a competitor took only 4 months. I am happy with mine, for sure.

    Bump for you and GLWTS !
  14. PaPaVB20


    Aug 19, 2008
    Beautiful bass, wish I had the money to buy it... Good luck with the sale...
  15. mb94952

    mb94952 Endorsing Artist : SFARZO STRINGS

    OH WOW !!!! I just clicked on the video.

    This is the video I watched over and over again about 6 months ago when I was looking for a custom.
    I LOVE your bass !!!!

    If it were a 4 string it would be mine.

    That being said, I am SO happy with the bass and builder I went with. I kept it all here on the West Coast.

    Also, great music ! I really like your compositions, Ian. Great stuff.
  16. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    ^^ Thanks! Bump.
  17. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    Stambaugh's take about a year, and you shouldn't buy a custom bass unless you're experienced enough to know exactly what you want.

    Just my two cents. :)
  18. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Asking price lowered to $1950.

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