SOLD Groove Shoppe GS5 - Extremely Rare!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Greg_S, Mar 22, 2014.

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  1. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    Traded - Head up to NorCal.

    I appreciate you taking a few minutes to take a look at my postings and hope that one of them is what you are looking for. Next up is my Groove Shoppe GS5 string bass. If you ever lusted for one of these but weren't lucky enough to grab one when it came up, well...


    • Ash body with a 24 fret
    • 35" scale maple neck (has some flaming)
    • Birdseye Maple - nicely figured fingerboard
    • Glockenklang/GrooveShoppe 3 band pre-amp (with passive tone control in passive mode. Treble knob become the passive control)
    • Nordstrand dual coil pick-ups (with single coil or humbucking switch)
    • HipShot A style bridge
    • Hipshot Ultralite tuners
    • Shipped in a HSC

    I would easily put this up with Sadowsky, Lakland, F Bass and the like, in terms of just "build" alone. Neck is solid as a rock- no gaps in the pocket at all.

    Finish is about as good as any I've seen. Nice low action, plays like a dream.

    Nice tight and growly sound. Not clanky at all. Oh yeah, it's light too, 9lbs - maybe.

    The Glockenklang pre-amp yields a lot of tonal variations. You understand after a few minutes of playing it, that it means business. Honestly, you won't want to put it down.

    The Nordstrand dual coils sound absolutely fantastic. And these go great with the pre-amp. It does indeed sound like a Jazz Bass in single coil mode. I would run it next to a LOT of extremely popular Jazz style basses out there right now.

    Excellent condition - she's been well cared for!

    Paypal OK, but prefer Dwolla.

    About Groove Shoppe:
    The Groove Shoppe was a bass-specific entity owned and operated by David Beasley and Joel Cataldo. 
David is a NY, underground, experimental bassist. He managed Fodera Guitars’ custom sales business for quite a while. Not sure if he still does. He has an intimate knowledge of both Fodera Guitars and Epifani Custom Sound and has provided R&D work for both companies.
    Links to other items I have for sale if your interested:

    Custom 'Rickenbacker' - One of a Kind!

    X-Wire XR905 Digital Wireless System - Vintage!
    Peterson VS-R StroboRack - Upgraded with the SR-EX Pro Input Expander
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2014
  2. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    Palm Bay, FL
    these are might be worth mentioning that these basses were also a collaboration with mike tobias...
  3. Bassconbeatz

    Bassconbeatz Way down low Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Porter Ranch, CA
    I remember these and the store. Great gas pics on their site along with Bunny Bass. Joel is also a tb'r.

    Bump for you :)
  4. DRay521

    DRay521 Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    I was thinking about these basses the other day. I've wanted one for years. Unfortunately I can't swing it right now. Free bump though!
  5. Brian Reihms

    Brian Reihms Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    and I believe David Segal from New York Bass Works?
  6. T-MOST


    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    I remember these! Great looking bass, good luck.
  7. ElliottStrong

    ElliottStrong Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Oh Mikebass, where are you?
  8. Basso Gruvitas

    Basso Gruvitas Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth TX
    PM sent
  9. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    Never got a PM from you.
  10. Kellymack


    Jan 7, 2011
    Am I just not seeing the price?
  11. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2012
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