No longer available G&L SB-1 (2nd gen) and/or way cool Dark Star bass for your?????

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by dukeplaysbass, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

    I've got a couple of cool basses that aren't getting played. I don't need to sell them so I thought I'd see if any of you have anything interesting to trade. I'm open to trading either, or both, and can go up or down with cash in the deal.

    Here are the details....

    1. ****TRADED*****. USA G&L SB-1 (2nd gen) with the split P MFD pickup. Great bass, light (8.25), really pretty woods, and black crinkle metal pickguard. Strung with flats right now, just a sweet Precision killer. Will ship with a gig bag.

    2. Dark Star bass with a real Hammon Dark Star pickup in a 9lb bass that was clearly thought out in advance. They stared with a premium drop-top birdseye maple/ash body in pro-finish blackburst, mated it to a MIJ Fender Jazz neck, used a Babicz bridge, and wired it with way cool 2-way varitone switch that swaps between tone capacitors to give you an enormous range of tones. The pickup *alone* is worth $400, so you know this isn't some jive-azz junker parts bass. The only flaw is that one of the elephant ears is slightly bent (G tuner). Ships in a HSC.

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    Here are a few things I'd be interested in trading for...

    -EBMM Stingrays, particularly an "Old Smoothie"
    -USA Laklands
    -Epi Jack Casady (in any color other than white)
    -other hollowbody basses
    -Rob Allen basses
    -cool guitars, especially hollowbodies
    -tube amps (guitar or bass, big or small)
    -weird Gibson basses
    -USA G&Ls (especially old L-1000s)
    -old Fenders
    -old Guilds

    Here's what I'm generally *not* interested in...
    -bass speaker cabinets
    -high-end boutique stuff (no offense, I just don't have the chops to justify a $5k Fodera)
    -Tribute G&Ls

    So....try me.

    BTW, I have a day job that is beyond bananas. If I don't reply in 20 minutes, it's not because I hate your trade offer, it's probably due to the fact that I'm stuck in a 4-hr meeting and can't even respond to work email and texts, much less your PM. I *will* get back to you, I promise, just be patient....
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2017
  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Duke... you always have the coolest freakin' basses. Good luck with your trades.
  3. ElliottStrong

    ElliottStrong Suspended Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    What trade values were you putting on each bass?
  4. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

    I wasn't really thinking in those terms, was just seeing if there was cool stuff out there to trade. But, since I know some people need it for reference, I'm ball parking each in the 750 range, give or take a hundred. I guess. The market blows right now, hard to really put a number on it that makes any sense.
  5. Smoothmove

    Smoothmove Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Lebanon , Oregon
    Very Nice!!!
  6. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

    SB-1 is traded.
    Dark Star still available.
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  7. redstrand


    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
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  9. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

    Holding this back for a bit to reconsider options.