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SOLD Kay Bass $3500, with Fishman full circle pickup: Price reduced to:$3500

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by Jazzd, Nov 9, 2016.


  1. Jazzd

    Jazzd

    Oct 31, 2016
    Price:
    $4750
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Washington
    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Classic Kay Bass For Sale $3500.00. 1966 Kay Upright Bass with Fishman full-circle pickup.

    Recently checked out and described as in "excellent condition" by Pete of Pete's Bass store in Portland, OR.

    Purchased and Upgrades by Upton Bass Company in 2008 and it has been very well maintained, since being set up by Upton Bass Company.

    Per Upton Bass Companies' original ad:

    "Here we have a vintage Kay C1 Upright Bass, serial number 54590 this double bass is in pristine condition, as can be seen from the overall condition of the instrument and look at the finish, it’s in great shape. This Kay bass viol has the original neck with no breaks and no damage and appears to be very stable.

    There is a new ebony double bass fingerboard from Upton Bass, new nut, new bridge, adjusters, soundpost, and ebony tailpiece. This instrument is setup with Spirocore weich strings and a nice low setup suiting many styles of playing. All of this work was done by Upton Bass in 2005. The tailpiece was rehung with clef high-tech tail gut, and the instrument sports an Ulsperger Massif endpin. This Kay bass has been completely gone through in our workshop about two years ago."

    LOCAL PICK UP ONLY!
    Vancouver, WA (near Portland, OR)
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2017
  2. Steven Ayres

    Steven Ayres Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2007
    Northern Arizona
    Late '66 or early '67, nice. Is that an ebony fingerboard?
     
  3. Jazzd

    Jazzd

    Oct 31, 2016
    Per Upton Bass Companies' original ad. Purchased from Upton Bass in 2008. The bass has been very well maintained since the ad.

    Here we have a vintage Kay C1 Upright Bass, serial number 54590 this double bass is in pristine condition, as can be seen from the overall condition of the instrument and look at the finish, it’s in great shape. This Kay bass viol has the original neck with no breaks and no damage and appears to be very stable.

    There is a new ebony double bass fingerboard from Upton Bass, new nut, new bridge, adjusters, soundpost, and ebony tailpiece. This instrument is setup with Spirocore weich strings and a nice low setup suiting many styles of playing. All of this work was done by Upton Bass in 2005. The tailpiece was rehung with clef high-tech tail gut, and the instrument sports an Ulsperger Massif endpin. This Kay bass has been completely gone through in our workshop about two years ago.
     
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