SOLD FT/FS Alleva Coppolo LG4 3TSB

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Usedtoplaymore, Jul 11, 2013.

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  1. **** SOLD ****

    Looking to trade my 2008 AC LG4 - Awesome sounding bass made on Jan 2008 for the 2008 NAMM show. Originally commissioned by Kirk Powers (Debbie Gibson etc...).
    Perfect Retro Vibe - Not in my Zeppelin Tribute anymore so I am looking for a 5 string in a more modern sound. $ 3,300

    Alleva Coppolo - LG4 Classic -
    3TSB Finish
    Alder Body
    East Indian Rosewood Fingerboard
    Around 8.5+lbs.
    A few minor dings here and there - very good condition

    Trade preferences as follows:
    5 Strings wanted - + or - cash either way
    1) Thunderbird Type (Lull, Gibson, or?)
    2) Blonde Warwick thumb + Cash
    3) Sadowsky NYC Precision (Active)
    4) Chris Squire Rickenbacker
    * or ? Let me know what you have *

    Thanks for Looking

    Attached Files:

  2. vpermana


    Nov 17, 2009
    Bethesda, MD
    Poly or nitro?
  3. Sumatra


    Aug 3, 2008
    Parma, Italy
    Maybe it's just me that I don't know the typical specs but was wondering what pus and electronics is mounted on this one.
    Is it only active or is there a push/pull?
  4. Sorry for not mentioning it -

    1) Electronics are both active and passive Push/Pull

    2) Nitro or Poly - almost certain it is poly but need to get the build spec to be 100%.
  5. nozkcb


    Jan 23, 2009
    DANG! Nearly exactly what I've been looking for but I'd have to flip my Sadowsky NYC 4 (late 90's, no VTC) to do it.

    Anyone interested in a complicated deal that would involve buying my Sadowsky so I could buy this one? ? ? (yeah, I know. . . . . L O N G shot but can't hurt to ask)

  6. YCBass


    Aug 29, 2007
    If it's a Classic it's Nitro. And since you say it was commissioned by Kirk, it's gotta be Nitro as that is his preference.
  7. vpermana


    Nov 17, 2009
    Bethesda, MD
    price including shipping?
  8. 1) Is it Nitro or Poly - wish I knew how to tell for sure - I did write Jimmy to see what it was. If Kirk Powers only does Nitro then it is probably Nitro.
    2) It is 3300 shipped CONUS - no case it will ship in a gig bag or local pick up if it works out.

    Thank for all the interest - will get back to all of the responses tonight.
  9. It is a laquer finish - (Nitro) and Jimmy had said that Kirk Powers actually wired this bass. The bass is considered an LG Classic.

    I received an overwhelming response to this. I believe I have gotten back to everyone so far. I won't ship international. But will take Paypal for the right person.
  10. jakesebren


    Dec 27, 2010
    Houston, TX
  11. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Wow real nice.
    Dumb questions -
    are these active? What do the controls do?
    Also - real clay dot inlays?
  12. Answers.... for TimBosby

    1) controls are V/V/T, treble boost, bass boost; the second V control pulls up for passive mode.

    2) I believe they are wood dots - but not certain

    And you are right the bass is stunning and sounds like a 60's Jazz - strung with DD Chromes.

    thanks Nozkcb any trade that gets me a great 5 string with equivalent value I am interested in.

    Still available
  13. several good offers - one local one in play.

    Until Payment happens we are still available.
  14. osuok88

    osuok88 Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX - USA
    Pm sent
  15. nozkcb


    Jan 23, 2009
    Still available or sold?
  16. Thank you all for the interest. Still available.
  17. But coming close on a transaction.

    Thank you all for the offers.
  18. This may have been my bass at one point. I know when I got my second one Kirk or Jimmy told me that Kirk had wired it up to go to NAMM. Not sure if Kirk actually owned this one or not. I can't speak for THIS bass but the coloring and everything seems spot on and the one I bought was from the 2008 NAMM show. IF this was my bass it actually has a Dalbergia Negra Fretboard (The ONE and ONLY TRUE "Brazillian" Rosewood!)instead of Indian Rosewood. Jimmy's Indian rosewood was MUCH redder in the ones he was doing then. I got East Indian on one of my LG5's and it was no where near as dark as this board. Both of the LG4's (identical spec to this one except the Dalbergia) had a very DARK Chocolaty color to them as this one appears to have. It looks very dark in the pics from what I can see to be Indian... I would double check with Jimmy but if it was mine it was also shot in NITRO by a guy that Sprayed for Fender for over 50 years and is a VERY special bass and one that I wish I had back. Unfortunately I can't buy her at the moment but whoever does is buying her for less than I sold her for when I sold her originally IF this is the same bass??? IF it is the same bass it has an INCREDIBLY resonant body AND neck and the notes just jump off the bass from the first fret to the last and all the way up and down the neck...Definitely one of THE SWEETEST basses I have ever owned for sure....

    Now if this is NOT my former bass I am sure it is in the same ballpark as my old one so it still sure to be a great bass and is a definite bargain at this price! Wish I had something to trade for her but I don't...GLWTS!!


  19. I will ask him - you are right this plays and sounds incredible.

    KUETSUM Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Hong Kong
    If it's nitro
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