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FS:Stambaugh 5string fretless single-cut

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by D.A.R.K., Nov 6, 2005.


  1. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    here's the spec:
    WOODS USED:
    body - black limba
    body facing - birdseye maple
    neck - 5 piece maple / purpleheart
    fretboard - ebony
    headstock veneer - birdseye maple
    electronics cavity cover - black limba
    fretlines - maple

    HARDWARE:
    bridge - black Hipshot
    tuners - black Gotoh
    knobs - ebony
    screws - black
    strap buttons - black

    ELECTRONICS:
    pick-ups - single Bartolini MM5 triple-coil
    pre-amp - Bartolini NTBT
    knobs - volume/treble boost-cut/bass boost-cut
    input jack - traditional mounted on the side with football shaped plate black

    INLAY:
    side dots - white plastic
    fretlines - maple

    SPECIFICATIONS:
    width at nut - 1.75"
    width at bridge - 3.00"
    string spacing at bridge - .75"
    scale length - 35"
    # of frets - 24
    dual truss rods
    finish - tung oil

    this was origionally a brad johnson owned bass,
    i am the third owner.
    the only odd thing about the instrument is that the second owner sanded the bartolini logo off the pickup. this does not have any effect on the pickup or sound, it is just flat black without a raised logo.
    the bass looks and plays beautifully, very light and comfortable, killer action. the sound is very articulate and focused, and can easily vary from huge dubby lows to a nice mid burp with with a few quick tweaks of the electronics, with many, many options in between.
    i am selling this bass only because i just lost my house and have to move my family immediately.
    i contacted stambaugh and was quoted a new price of about $2,000.00 for these exact specs.
    i am asking $1,200.00, i will include a gig bag and flight case (old case, been through many tours, but is square and works great)
    i prefer a u.s. buyer, but will consider shipping overseas under the circumstances.
    buyer pays shipping and any/all other fees.
    cash or paypal.
    i will try to get some pics up, time is very tight right now,
    if you e-mail me i can send pics immediately.
    thanks
    doug
     
  2. hasadari

    hasadari

    Jun 23, 2005
  3. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    pics sent.
    could all folks interested please specify an e-mail address for pics until i get a few posted...
    thanks!
    d
     
  4. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    thank you, brad!
    i'm not happy about losing this one.
    cheers, d
     
  5. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    How is the neck width from front to back? I have only played one Stambaugh and the neck was very chunky.
     
  6. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    width is not bad, approx. 3/4" wide including fretboard,
    from nut to heel.
    not chunky feeling to me at all, actually i'd consider it fast.
    this particular stambaugh reminds me a bit of the elrics i've played
    in it's weight and voice.
    d
     
  7. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    ON HOLD
    :D
    cheers
    d
     
  8. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
  9. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I think it was this one. It had the Labella black tapewounds, right?

    I planned on keeping it but got that offer I couldn't refuse;)
     
  10. Am I crazy, or are those basses all photoshopped in? They just look kinda...odd to me :p
     
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
  13. Haha. Believe me, I know all too well that you own all those and more :p

    It's probably just the low MP count that's giving them that fuzzy look around the edges. I dunno. Nevermind :smug:
     
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings

    2MP ain't exactly a Leica;)

    Plus I've never spent any time learning to take decent pics... it's more me than the camera.
     
  15. azflyman

    azflyman

    Apr 24, 2004
    Astoria, OR
  16. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    SOLD
    i hope you enjoy the bass, chris...
    last chance to have it shipped in a flight case....
    (i prefer this scenario)
    cheers
    d