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SOLD Le Fay Herr Schwarz 5 - LeFay Premium Upgrades. Absolutely amazing!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by crossover, Sep 7, 2019.


  1. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    NY
    Price:
    $3350
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    New York
    It’s very rare to see a Le Fay offered for sale and with such good reason. They tend to be keepers and you’ll only want to add others. The sound and ergonomics are unparalleled - I’m a huge fan! This is one of the most tonally versatile basses you could own - flat out amazing! The string to string balance, punch and sustain are unreal. The evenness and presentation of notes rivals the best carbon neck instruments. In addition to a traditional JB sound, it can also cop very convincing Music Man and Ken Smith tones due to the pickup placement and 6-way rotary switch; P-Bass? Got you covered!


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    Specifications:
    • Ash body
    • High gloss Lamborghini White finish with matching headstock (upcharge)*
    • Maple, carbon reinforced neck w/ magnetic truss rod cover access
    • Maple fingerboard
    • Zero Fret/Nut
    • Mother-of-Pearl block inlays (upcharge)
    • 24-fret
    • 3 Single-coil pickup system
    • Volume with active/passive switch push/pull
    • 6-position rotary switch - varies combinations of parallel, single coil, series operation
    • Active Bass & Treble Controls
    • Passive Tone (operates in both Active and Passive modes)
    • Le Fay proprietary hardware, electronics and pickups.
    • 1.75 nut width
    • 19mm spacing
    • 34” scale
    • 9lbs 6oz
    • Road Runner Gigbag [included (purchased separately)]

    Price one out, add in options, factor exchange rate, import fees and build time (ouch). This bass built new would land at nearly $6000 (sans case/bag as none are provided). Instant gratification at $3350 Shipped/Insured within the lower 48. Low-ball offers will be kindly ignored. Please PM with any inquiries. Willing to meet for a local deal. Paypal ok.

    *The cosmetic blems were depicted for full disclosure. They're subtle in person, and hidden all together while playing.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2019
  2. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    NY
    Many trade offers (thank you), but only looking to sell outright.
     
  3. Sid the Kid

    Sid the Kid Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    Illinois
    Beautiful bass! Good luck with the sale!
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019
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  4. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    NY
    Thank you for posting. I purposely didn’t include that video as someone unfamiliar with Le Fay may get the wrong impression of the instrument, and possibly think it a niche bass. Nathan does a great job showing its competency in nailing the “heavier” stuff. SurprisingIy, I only hear him using two of the six settings. I’m far from a metal player and find it to be extremely versatile in many genres.
     
  5. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    NY
    Took this down for awhile, as I thought I would have her refinished. I've decided the temptation afterwards (to keep) would be too great.
    Fence-sitters, now's your chance! ;)
     
  6. Bassheart365

    Bassheart365

    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California
    "A good bassist determines the direction of any band." - Ron Carter
    Not many bass players know about Le Fay basses. They are made in very limited quantities in Germany by two brothers. I own a Le Fay Singer. Very similar to this model. I can attest to all of the accolades attributed to this bass. Attention to detail and craftsmanship is unparalleled. All tonal options are covered by the pickup placement and 6 position selector switch. Music man? yep. Jazz? yep. Precision? yep. This is a very reasonably priced bass. I bought mine as soon as I watched the 5 string bass shot out on youtube by Nathan Navarro. To me the Herr Schwartz won hands down. GLWTS!
     
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  7. crossover

    crossover Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2010
    NY
    Thank you for sharing your experience and affirmation - couldn’t agree more!
    I feel Le Fay will always be one of those “best kept secret” brands. A shame, as Reiner and Meik are great people as well as talented builders.
     
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