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FSOT Two J.R. Beck 6 strings fretted & fretless

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Moe Monsarrat, May 3, 2010.


  1. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    Two matching 6 string J. R. Beck basses for sale or trade. One is fretted & the other is fretless. Both have active electronics, solid bubinga bodies, maple necks w/rosewood fingerboards & brass nuts. These basses were made in Korea and in spite of their rather inexpensive price, they are incredibly solidly made. Both were set up by my tech & are in absolute mint condition. I venture to say that after nearly any disaster you can come up with, these two basses will still survive. The sound is quite variable between the MM style bridge pup & the Jazz style neck pup. The only reason I'm selling them is because they are heavy....about 12.5 lbs. each. However, if you want a real nice sounding 6 string for a great price and don't mind the weight or buy them for studio use, this may interest you. These are strung through the body. I will sell both together or separately for $300 each + shipping or trade for other basses.
     
  2. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    One more pic.
     
  3. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    What is the spacing at the bridge, and what are the electronics?
     
  4. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    String spacing at the bridge is 1.4cm or .1/2 in. Neck is 2 1/4' at the nut & 3" where the neck joins the body....24 frets.
     
  5. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    Sorry , I meant 2 1/4 INCHES.
     
  6. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    The electronics are unknown as far as what brand they are. They are active-9v. They are vol. pickup selection, bass & treble boost/cut.
     
  7. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    Here's the backs. I would look on these basses as platforms for mods. The pickups are standard sizes & can be replaced with Barts, Nordys or whatever. These bad boys are made to last. Built like tanks.
     
  8. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    bump
     
  9. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    How do they balance? Scale length? Any clips?

    Also, 14mm spacing seems awfully tight. How did you measure that?

    Are you considering trades for anything?
     
  10. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    well, they have a 34" scale but are strung thru the body. This means you need extra long strings. I don't know how to measure the spacing, I guess. I measured the distance between the B -E strings. The inside edge of one to the inside edge of the next. I don't really have a way to post clips at the moment. However, let me say that the sound of these basses is viable as is. There is a terrific amount of tone variation available with what's onboard now. If someone will explain the correct way to measure spacing I will do it. The dimensions on neck width given above are correct.
     
  11. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    Oh....yes I'm considering trades for most anything.
     
  12. FunkMetalBass

    FunkMetalBass

    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    It's my understanding that string spacing is measured from the middle of one string, to the middle of the next.
     
  13. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    Ok, the distance between the middle of the B & the middle of the E (where the neck meets the body) is 15mm.
     
  14. shrigg

    shrigg Joy Decision Bassist/BL, AudioKinesis Beta Tester Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Traverse City, MI
    String spacing is typically measured as distance in millimeters at the point where the string crosses the bridge's saddle. For instance, my Jazz Bass Special measures 3/4" (0.75" * 25.4 mm/inch =19.05mm)
     
  15. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    We'll get to the bottom of this yet. Using that method....16mm.
     
  16. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    Closeup of headstocks showing the huge brass nut.
     
  17. How would you describe the sounds available from these basses?
    How do they compare to other basses made in Korea in this price range? Brice or Agile etc.
    Is there a possibility that you could post any soundbites/videos?
    I would love to hear those things!
     
  18. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    I've never played a Brice or Agile, but this bass compares in quality to the Korean Spector Legend 5 I used to have. The Beck basses are a little nicer woodwork wise & certainly way more durable & stable. I do not have the equipment here at my house to record & post clips of these bad boys, but I'll be in the studio in the next day or two. I'll try to get it done. The neck alinco pup can get huge bottom end with the bass kicked up & the bridge pup is quite MM like & will bark & growl. Both are capable of giving you more than you want of their signature sound. It's very responsive. the guy who had these made was going to sell them for much more, but his investor took a hike & left him with a bunch of them. He started selling them out of his house at reduced prices just to make room for his family. They really are nicer than the price would suggest.
     
  19. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    bump
     
  20. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    bumpo
     

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