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FT: Handmade 5-string

Discussion in '[OLD FORUM] Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories: F' started by Planet Boulder, Nov 19, 2003.


  1. Planet Boulder

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

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Many of you are familiar with this bad boy and, as such, you will think I am crazy for wanting to possibly trade it. So be it. My loss may be your gain.

    This is a handmade 5-string built by a luthier in Hawaii (anyone who has more details on that please provide). It is equipped with an 18-V Aguilar preamp and a Bartolini pickup encased in a wood pickup cover. Sounds amazing and you can get everything from a sick slap tone to a nice, mellow vintage tone from it.

    The wood construction consists of a mahogany back and flame maple top.

    The neck is a Moses graphite with a matched wood headstock. Plays like a dream and the spacing is fantastic - perfect for slapping.

    The hardware is all Gotoh and the bridge specifically is one of the best I've personally seen.

    Has straplocks and locking output jack.

    Warwick padded gigbag included.

    Looking for trade offers for 4, 5 or 6 strings in a comparable range. Feel free to PM me with a reasonable trade offer.

    Pic:
     
  2. Planet Boulder

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

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Closeup of body:
     
  3. Planet Boulder

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

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    And a shot of the back:
     
  4. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    This was my bass at one time.. It has a mahogany back and a flamed maple top with a flamed maple cap on the headstock.
     
  5. Planet Boulder

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

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Thanks, Prog - I thought this was yours, but I wasn't sure.
     
  6. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Every bass on talkbass was once yours :D
     
  7. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    :D
     
  8. Planet Boulder

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

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Bump. looking for trade offers for 4, 5 or 6 strings. Basses only, though.