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For Sale/Trade Mystery ply 3/4 bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by unbrokenchain, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. unbrokenchain

    unbrokenchain Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    Asheville, NC
    North Carolina
    Unknown-make 3/4 bass (no label). Was told it was German when I bought it, but who knows. It was my first upright and my only one for 5 or 6 years. Full disclosure - it's not an awesome bass, bordering on the term "bass shaped object." Is what it is. That said, it served me very well for literally hundreds of gigs, even some touring and studio time. It does just fine amplified. Time to let it go to someone looking to get into an upright bass on a budget.

    Good stuff:
    -Decent setup, easy to play
    -Thick rosewood fingerboard, rosewood tailpiece.
    -No repairs needed, solid as a rock.
    -K&K bassmax pickup

    Not so good:
    -The finish. The bass was painted a hideous green when I bought it. I refinished it myself without much experience, it looks pretty bad and some of it flaked off. Sorry about that? But it's way better than the green paint (see the last photo)
    -The tuners. They grind. But they work.
    -It had a hole cut in one of the C-bouts because I wanted that access to fit a new sound post. It's glued back closed with hot hide glue. Endpin screw has been changed to regular thumb screw (has a phillips head in the photo).

    Will hear trades on electric basses and lightweight amps/cabs.

    Send any questions my way, thanks!


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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019 at 10:53 AM
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  2. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Former Mannes College Theory Faculty Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Ridgewood, NJ

    groooooove, LaVon, ElMon and 3 others like this.
  3. Abbee Diaz

    Abbee Diaz

    Nov 24, 2016
    Is there a label inside the bass?
  4. unbrokenchain

    unbrokenchain Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    Asheville, NC
    First sentence of the ad :)
    Keyser Soze and smperry like this.
  5. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    The refin looks OK to me. (I would have rocked that green finish, tho...) :)
  6. Matt Ides

    Matt Ides Supporting Member

    May 12, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    Nice job saving the Green machine.
  7. Rawshik


    Apr 6, 2015
    I actually love that refinish. I'd be all over this if I was in a closer state.
    groooooove and unbrokenchain like this.
  8. unbrokenchain

    unbrokenchain Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    Asheville, NC
    A friend was going to buy this so I pulled the ad, it ended up being an extended "borrowing" kinda thing, anyway I've got it back now, back for sale.
  9. unbrokenchain

    unbrokenchain Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2011
    Asheville, NC
    Trade pending
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