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SOLD G&L Kiloton 5 Empress 7.8lbs

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by gmarcus, Dec 3, 2018.


  1. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    Price:
    $1100
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I have too many bills and too many basses so I need to sell this absolutely beautiful bass. I purchased it from this thread which has some great pictures:

    SOLD - G&L Kiloton 5 - Blackburst - 2018 - Excellent Condition - 7.5 lbs!

    The body wood is empress with a flamed maple cap that looks killer through the black burst finish. I played it at a band practice and recorded it. It sounds like this with D'Addario Chromes Stings on it (It will ship with DR Hi-Beams which give it more highs):


    It is super light at 7.825 lbs measured on a postal scale (see picture below). I have a bad shoulder so I modify all of my basses with 2 flush mount straplocks on the back as pictured below. This lets me use a slinger strap:

    Guitar Straps | Bass Straps | Slinger Straps Ergonomic Guitar Straps

    This puts all of the weight on my hips. It is brilliant...I can play for hours with no pain at all. The strap lock sockets are out of sight when you are playing and it completely eliminates neck dive which this bass doesn't have anyways. One of the strap lock sockets very slightly cracked the finish which you can almost see in the picture with a dime next to the crack. It follows the curve of the strap lock (about 1/2 way around) so it is hard to see.

    Bass comes with the original hard shell case and case candy. It is in almost new condition. the pick guard is a little bit scuffed. I don't see any dings or scratches. I got a good deal so I'm passing it forward. $1100 + shipping Firm Paypal or cash is fine Would love a local deal, but I do have the shipping box.

    lay back. Scale. Headstock. back. cracked strap lock. Horn strap lock. 20181203_132105_HDR. 20181203_132128_HDR.
     
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  2. Eminor3rd

    Eminor3rd BLAAAAARRGGHH!!

    Feb 10, 2008
    NYC
    String spacing?
     
  3. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    Its a little tighter than a fender but not as tight as an Ibanez sound gear ~17-18mm
     
  4. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    This is awesome !

    And great groove
     
  5. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    Thanks...its even more striking in person...really a killer bass!
    I love this reggae band :)
     
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  6. Mike Sorr

    Mike Sorr “...play I some music...” Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Brick, NJ
    Nice.
     
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  7. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    And she is SOLD!!!
     

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