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SOLD KAWAI FIIB BASS NECK THROUGH MIJ MADE IN JAPAN

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by retrosynth, Jun 4, 2012.


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  1. retrosynth

    retrosynth Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    Maryland
    Ultra high quality Kawai FIIB. Neck-through bass guitar in amazing next to new condition! If you're not familiar with the F2B, they are also known as "Eagle" basses due to the great inlay on the headstock. The Alembic influence is obvious, but don't write this off as a copy - it has it's own design and sound, and the quality of construction is simply stunning. The sound of this bass is fantastic and has lots of tone options. The pickups are a Kawai design humbucking type with built-in pre-amps, with a mounting system identical to that used by Alembic. A pair of 9 volt batteries power the pickups. The pre-amps control the "tone character" switches for each pickup. In the center position the bass is essentially "flat." The other two switch positions provide combinations of cut and boost at various frequencies. The amount of cut and boost and the frequencies are set by the factory. The tone controls are passive. It's a long scale 34" with fabulous German made hardware. This is the final version made by Kawai in the late 1990's-it has a gold Schaller roller bridge with adjustable string spacing, and gorgeous Schaller M4 gold tuners. All of the hardware, including the gold knobs, is shiny and beautiful. This bass has had almost no play time--it has been living in its case all of these years. There is no fret wear, and no dings or damage-it looks absolutely gorgeous and plays great. The fret ends are as smooth as silk, and the neck is slim and very fast. It has a fresh set up with D'Addario medium light strings. It ships in a really nice molded hard case which is also in great condition. The electronics work perfectly with no issues whatsoever.

    This bass plays as good as it looks. Construction is first rate: a multilaminate Koa/Maple neck-through body construction ensures durability and consistancy and the gloss finish really brings out the beauty of the woods. This bass is in incredible condition. You will not be disappointed! Wiring diagram and instructions are included! $925 shipped in CONUS. International shipping is available. No trades, please.
     
  2. retrosynth

    retrosynth Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    Maryland
    More pix!!
     
  3. retrosynth

    retrosynth Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    Maryland
    Even more pix!
     
  4. retrosynth

    retrosynth Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    Maryland
    Pretty pix!
     
  5. retrosynth

    retrosynth Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    Maryland
    This is the nicest Kawai FIIB on the planet!
     
  6. pablomigraine

    pablomigraine Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2005
    New York
    Director of Commercial Sales - Neural DSP
    If you've never payed one of these, you're in for a treat!
     
  7. retrosynth

    retrosynth Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    Maryland
    Check this out!
     
  8. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2004
    Long Island,New York
    Wow....gotta find a way to buy this.
     
  9. retrosynth

    retrosynth Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    Maryland
    Nicest "Poor Man's Alembic" ever!
     
  10. retrosynth

    retrosynth Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    Maryland
    Buy me.
     
  11. retrosynth

    retrosynth Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    Maryland
    Sold!
     

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