I have my eye on this SD Curlee. Any advice?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Spirit of Ox, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. OldDirtyBassist likes this.
  2. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    If only he hadn't put that model one pup in it.
    Looks nice otherwise
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Hmmm, betcha you could slap a Dark Star right in there, though. I've always wanted one of these.
  4. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Yeah, a Curtis Novak pup would sound nice in there.
    The bass is clean and even at his high end of $600 the price isn't to bad. $450-500 would be great. Curlee's are cool.
  5. Doctor Hugocat

    Doctor Hugocat Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Yeah I saw this last night and thought it looked cool. I hope you get it for the price you want!
  6. Jazzcat


    Jan 20, 2009
    Titusville, FL
    The OEM DiMarzios are a big part of the appeal of the Curlee bass for me. That eBay offering just does not look right and the PUs will not give you the Curlee experience. I would hold off for the real deal.
  7. bassie12


    Aug 23, 2008
    I love every era of USA Curlee basses. This one is modded, but not butchered. The biggest thing is to be sure the truss rod works correctly. There were frequent problems with these.

    The Japan made Curlee Intl. Series did not suffer from truss rod issues, btw.
  8. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    this has been on reverb for a while...i almost moved on it, but cant get over the short horns

    these are 32" scale. for those the care about these sorts of things
  9. Jazzcat


    Jan 20, 2009
    Titusville, FL
    Adding two pair of new DiMarzios will cost around $300 and they will be black, so it still look like a mod.

    For an eBay purchase of a Curlee, get seller to confirm that the truss rod works correctly. The truss rod is fine on my USA. I believe the ones with problems is an issue of how the necks are trimmed, so it is a case-by-case issue.

    The Curlee neck extends all the way down to the bridge mounts, so it is a neck through design that slides into the body wings. Pretty unique design.
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