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SOLD FT: 4-String Bee Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by overbybr, Aug 27, 2012.


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  1. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I received this bass in a trade and have no complaints about it apart from a desire to keep searching for that bass I will "never" sell. This is a 4-string Bee Bass, and was once owned by the luthier, Fred Bolton. As such, it really is one of a kind, though it's closest in body shape to the Hybrid. I'm looking for straight trades, though I may be able to be persuaded to add cash if I can get approval from the boss (wife) :bag:

    Trade Interests: Show me what you've got. PM me with a brief description and if you need it to send pictures, I'll provide you with my email upon request.

    Trade Value: $1300 (edited after a PM conversation)

    Once again, I've done nothing to this bass since receive it except wipe it down after playing it. I haven't gigged it it either, just rehearsed with it. As far as I understand from thread history here at TB, this bass is in its original form with no modifications apart from a previous owner installing a strap button on the back of the bass horn (see pic. below).

    Details:
    Strings: 4
    Nut Width @ zero fret: 1.75"
    Frets?: Yes
    Scale: 34"
    Body: Mahogony
    Top: Quilted Maple
    Construction: Bolt-on Neck
    Neck: 3-piece Flame Maple
    Fretboard: Acrilyzed Flame Maple
    Control Knobs: Maple
    Weight: 7.9lbs (bathroom scale)
    Strap Buttons: They appear to be Dunlop Straplocks, or at least, they accept one of my straps with Dunlop buttons & hold very securly.
    Bridge Pickup: Delano MM
    Bridge Piezo: It appears to be a Ghost Piezo pickup (Hipshot Bridge)
    Preamp: 18v Bee Preamp (more details on the Bee Pre can be found at www.beebasses.com)
    Controls: (from headstock to bridge) MM Vol; Piezo Vol; Treble +/-; Mid +/-; Bass +/-

    The bass will ship in a Gator gig bag that shows some wear, but it's all surface wear. I'll also have the gig bag in a well padded guitar box.

    Basses I like: Warwick, Lakland, Dingwall, Fender
    Basses I don't like: Haven't really found any yet, so give it a shot

    I can also provide some sound clips upon request.

    If I've left anything out, ask and I'll try to accommodate.
     
  2. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    more pictures
     
  3. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    last picture
     
  4. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Bump
     
  5. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    PM Replied
     
  6. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Bump
     
  7. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Had a few nibbles, keep them coming
     
  8. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Hump Day Bump Day
     
  9. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I received a comment about the looks being a bit radical, so I posted the picture below. To me, the body doesn't look that different than a MIM Fender

    View attachment 286579
     
  10. fuzzychaos

    fuzzychaos

    Mar 17, 2008
    Ohio
    Kind of resembles a Lakland 44-02 plus a little Jazz bass. I dig it.
     
  11. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Thanks for the kind words. Still looking for trades.
     
  12. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    TTT
     
  13. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Up
     
  14. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Trade Pending
     
  15. overbybr

    overbybr Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Traded to Basso Profoundo
     

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