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FT: Curbow (not Cort) prototype 4-string

Discussion in '[OLD FORUM] Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories: F' started by Planet Boulder, Sep 22, 2003.


  1. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Figured I'd toss this out there to see what, if any, bites I get.

    I have a 4-string Curbow Prototype that was built in the late 80s by Greg and his dad (I've confirmed this via a conversation with Greg) that is a hell of a bass but just doesn't get as much use as it should anymore.

    Has Bart pickups (PJ) and active pre, black hardware, rosewood fretboard and is basically a prototype for the Petite that is being made today.

    This was built before Greg actually went to market and was originally sold locally in the Atlanta area by a store which agreed to carry his basses on a trial basis. Basically, it's a piece of history.

    Oh, and did I mention it plays and sounds FANTASTIC!!! You can slap the hell out of this thing and get a pretty incredible tone. Plus, it turns heads wherever it's played.

    Lightweight, small body, thin, FAST(!!!) neck and great sound.

    The only issue is that there is some wear under the first string where a previous owner had scraped his fingers on the body, ala Vic Wooten, when slapping. No matter - does not affect that sound or playability of the bass and you can only see it close-up anyway.

    Comes with hardshell case that's in very good condition.

    What I'm looking for:
    - Fretted Stingray 4-string
    - Something fretless of equivalent value
    - any other offers anyone might want to lob my way

    PM me if interested.

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  2. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Another pic:

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  3. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    And another:

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  4. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    just a bump...i had a chance to play this one while it was at bass northwest and it's really an incredible bass.
     
  5. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    bump
     
  6. Hands off kids - this one's mine!!! ;)

    Rock on!

    :bassist:
     
  7. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Indeed it is.
    :D
     
  8. guido

    guido

    Sep 18, 2003
    S.E. Washington
    So is it sold for sure?
    Thanks
     
  9. Just got the bass and it is a slap MONSTER! :D

    Wanted to let you all know John is a great guy to deal with (in case he decides to let some of his other treasures go!)

    A Highly Recommended TalkBasser!

    Robert

    :bassist:
     
  10. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc

    yeah, it sure is...man, i wish i had the 800 bucks that bass northwest was selling it for :( rockin' bass...enjoy it, yo! :D