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NUBD Brubaker KXB-5 Custom

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Brad Johnson, Oct 10, 2018 at 9:59 PM.


  1. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    As usual, the craziest stuff I find is when I'm not looking...

    I stopped by my favorite local store and this was hanging on the wall. Nice looking but didn't really need another bass, especially another Brubaker. Then I looked at the tag. Then I looked for the hidden cameras.
    :meh:

    Nope, this was legit.

    20181010_140959. 20181010_140953(0). 20181010_141116. 20181010_141349. 20181010_141032.

    The deal was so good I bought it to flip it. Took it home, restrung it. Set up the action, raised the pickups and it killed. So I installed a ramp off of another Bru, found some gold Dunlops in a drawer and it was ready for battle. I played it this weekend and... it killed. I wasn't trying to keep another bass but this one may be here awhile. I'll sell something else. I'm digging the light, kind of laid back Spalted Maple and the Birdseye Maple board.
     
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  2. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I’ve never really been a fan of those big-upper-bout single-cutaway basses but that thing looks great!
     
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  3. bass10bfb

    bass10bfb Prophet Low End Provider Gold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2011
    Newport, TN.
    Man that's beautiful brother.... Congrats!!! What kind of neck wood is that?
     
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  4. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    The neck is Maple.
     
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  5. bass10bfb

    bass10bfb Prophet Low End Provider Gold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2011
    Newport, TN.
    Why so dark? I have never seen maple like that. I see the fretboard is maple but the back looks so dark.
     
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Black paint.
     
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  7. bass10bfb

    bass10bfb Prophet Low End Provider Gold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2011
    Newport, TN.
    Ok thanks!!! GLWTS!!!!
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    This is not for sale. I just got it.
    :D
     
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  9. Wisebass

    Wisebass

    Jan 12, 2017
    Lost in Space
    :D

    Hi Brad :)

    Awesome find! Happy Brubaker day! :hyper::hyper::hyper:


    may the bass be with you

    Wise(b)ass
     
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  10. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Good, because I was beginning to worry that my friend Brad didn't have enough Brubakers. :)
     
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  11. Afc70

    Afc70 Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2004
    Northeast Arkansas
    Kevin’s builds are the bomb.. congrats on the score!
     
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  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Lonny's got jokes.
    :D
     
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  13. bass10bfb

    bass10bfb Prophet Low End Provider Gold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2011
    Newport, TN.
    So sorry brother!!!! I was at the doctor's office when i typed that, and was looking at two or three threads and posting in them at the same time. Meant to post that in another thread.... my apologies brother!!!!
    Beautiful bass though for sure. Been drooling over it all morning lol!! Congrats again!!!! Nice score!!!
     
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  14. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    Another great find Mr. Johnson. The average person would see it and not know that Brubakers are incredible basses.
    The fact that you purchased it at an incredible price makes acquiring the bass even sweeter. :):hyper::bassist:drool
     
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  15. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    No problem.
    :D
     
  16. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    The guys who saw it before me assumed it would be priced accordingly. To say that they kicked themselves would be an understatement.

    So... I got "lucky" by looking.
     
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