I want a pre- or post- Fender Kubicki Factor Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JH Statts, Mar 5, 2014.


  1. JH Statts

    JH Statts

    Jan 17, 2014
    I used to see the Stu Hamm ads as a teen and remember thinking the Ex-Factor was ugly. I don't really know why I thought they were ugly. Maybe cause I always saw the red one.

    Anyway, fast forward 25 years and I want one. I love the clarity, the tones available, and the ingenious drop-D mechanism. I've tried only one, but the tone reminded me of my first bass (an Ibanez SR400LE) and I fell in love.

    There's a huge back story to all of this. Basically, I was shot and paralyzed in 2008 and I am trying to teach myself to play in a totally different way. If anyone would be willing to help me on the price/payment, I'd be one happy guy.

    Here's my getting shot story:
    http://www.decibelmagazine.com/diary/strength-beyond-strength-the-jason-statts-story/

    Thanks!
     
  2. MontzterMash

    MontzterMash Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    There's one for sale right now in the TB classifieds.
     
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  4. JIO

    JIO Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    Pacifica CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    Since Phil passed nearly a year ago, Factors have been turning up on ebay more than I've seen in many years. They are all around 2K and up. (no "deals" anymore - they are now hot commodities) As long as you have that scratch - you have many to chose from. And considering they sold new for over that, it's still a very worthwhile cost of admission to the world of Factors. Just for the record, FCS Kubick-Factors are only different in the pre - 9v compared to 18v and one tone click less. No other difference regardless of the marketing bs sellers try to use. I've owned both and actually prefer the 9v system. I own the Fender Jazz Plus w/the 9v Kubicki pre and it sounds like a Factor, even w/o Phils proprietary pu's.