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FS: Warmoth Gecko 5-string fretless

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by porteous, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. porteous


    Mar 24, 2006
    Berkeley, CA
    I'm needing to pare down my bass collection, so I"m selling my Warmoth Gecko 5-string fretless.

    Here are the specs:

    -Adler body with walnut top, satin semi-gloss finish
    -Maple neck (medium width) with ebony lined fretless fingerboard.
    -19mm string spacing at bridge.
    -Alembic soapbar pickups
    -Bartolini 3-band preamp
    -Kahler bridge.

    Weight: approx 8 lbs

    This bass was put together for me by a tech at my local music shop (Subway Guitars) in 2006. It's in near mint condition.
    Comes with HSC.

    Several more pictures at http://gallery.me.com/locrian#100127

    $900 including shipping in US.

    Attached Files:

  2. ahollowhd

    ahollowhd Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    What are the functions of all the knobs?
  3. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Bump. I just sold my Gecko too but this one has a gorgeous top.
  4. jibreel


    Apr 12, 2005
    Scale length ?
  5. tubby.twins

    tubby.twins Amateur Pickup Reviewer Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2009
    It's probably a 35" scale, just like all the other Geckos.

    This is a beauty. The pickups alone must have cost a small fortune.
  6. PM sent
  7. ahollowhd

    ahollowhd Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    pm sent
  8. Joe BassPlayer

    Joe BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Bump for a Beautiful looking Gecko!

    I've got a similar Gecko fretless (alder body/quilt maple top/ebony finger board/Bart 3-band/Bart CB P/U's) and these are great sounding and playing fretless basses. Plenty of mwah and growl!

    IMO you won't get a better playing, sounding & looking fretless at this price. Just the parts on this bass would be around $1200-1300.

    Good luck with the sale!
  9. porteous


    Mar 24, 2006
    Berkeley, CA
    The 2 top knobs (closest to strings) are master volume and pickup blend. The blend pot is notched for a equal mix.

    The lower 3 are treble cut/boost, mid cut/boost and bass cut/boost. All 3 are notched in the middle for flat response.

    In addition, there is a trim capacitor in the electronics cavity that adjusts the frequency of the mid cut/boost control. I know some people add another knob on the top of the bass for this, but I thought 5 knobs was enough, and this is something I would seldom (if ever) use
  10. porteous


    Mar 24, 2006
    Berkeley, CA
    The scale length is indeed 35"... Also, it comes with a fairly new set of Thomastik jazz flats.
  11. ahollowhd

    ahollowhd Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    pm sent
  12. porteous


    Mar 24, 2006
    Berkeley, CA
    Bump.. I had to take this off the market for a while because the blend pot was bad. I had it replaced, and it's now good to go...
  13. ledyard


    Jan 31, 2010
    Upstate NY
    OMG!! Man if this thing was fretted I would have taken it:bawl:
  14. bassguyky48

    bassguyky48 Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2009
    Central KY./Danville
    I don't play fretless, but just the Alembic pickups would cost $400--$500 dollars!!!! You never see them except occasionally in a p-j config on a modded or custom instrument..........This one looks like a $2000 plus bass.............
  15. nutricous


    Nov 6, 2008
    Dallas, Tx
    pm sent!
  16. JohnThomasson


    Feb 3, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Supro, Mesa Boogie, DR Strings, Source Audio, Pigtronix, & Fishman
    Still available?
  17. porteous


    Mar 24, 2006
    Berkeley, CA

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