1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

SOLD One of a kind: Fishbone "Earth" 6-string

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Jeremy Allen, Feb 6, 2016.


  1. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    Price:
    $2499/obo
    Strings:
    6
    Location:
    Indiana
    I think John and Thom at Fishbone Bass Guitars make the best instruments on the planet, and I've not played a "boutique" instrument superior to their products. I ordered this custom version of their "Earth" model three years ago, and it is simply the best.

    I have come to terms with my preference against six string basses, though, and I would like to replace this one with a nice light fiver (or four string). Here are the specs on the bass:

    Model: Fishbone "Earth"
    Body wood: Catalpa
    Top wood: Padauk
    Fingerboard: Grenadillo
    Scale: 34"
    Nut Width: 2-3/16"
    String Spacing @ bridge: 15.875 mm
    Fingerboard radius: 16"
    Neck laminations: 9
    Frets: 24
    Bridge: FB Deep Resonance Bridge System (patented)
    Truss rods: double
    Tuners: Hipshot ultralites
    Pickups: Seymour Duncan Basslines
    Electronics/Controls: Volume, Blend, Tone for Neck PU, Tone for Bridge PU
    Straplocks: Dunlop
    Nut: Corian
    Weight: 10.6 lbs (DuoStrap included)
    Sale Price: $2499 shipped CONUS
    Trade Value $2999


    In addition to the DuoStrap, the bass comes with a Protec Contego bag. Bass and bag are in mint condition.

    Trade/partial trade options are pretty wide open. For basses, lightweight, somewhat traditional, and sellable is preferred. I would consider amplifiers (Tecamp, Markbass, Aguilar, Walter Woods) and cabinets as well as basses.





    Jfzvap6Wajp30f2U_zmNa_kP5u2CGh1sX-8ouCZhVbn5qDhV0Aulj8kX4_PVvj_iNEgGv8x66dWbCCBIUYO=w687-h915-no.
    NsAwVuV5IDiIaqj6_qFSvz30viEX4x1Wk9m1nR9s1H2GGJg739fiawNqRrHYWrGMZ48GnMh6-jRwiwOJ9Cb=w687-h915-no.
    eaJl_M5_aWlii3-CPPGkLpLoxzOyXwj6WO2wJ2VP2Ve6gv6jZYhk86CxDj8lhVnC4HVxqBfZG_w-RmZMudg=w687-h915-no.
    xRQSbmjecRh6EODVIYkUee01j3v9Ci-WTjUxOUV2Iuj9OoFtw-A71oo0B92kt4Dru3eIor5rHYdyQFvkpa0=w687-h915-no.
    HLnWd-cwNtW0LhErZ3AkBmNnlylOowAVMgdvjndtalBDzZyF4kkCmrwKrAt81HkEh6t4LoPOGuLAYPcvys5=w687-h915-no.
    W3cE1LM0n_NK0cARUUS0DcaT9JxOXCVEZN6j1lAG7YdkSvzXI0xR7eXpqTWa9CL-D29GsEgNfaigneaebRu=w687-h915-no.
    HNeZEgxVYqL_DFySAoHL-OdPCGYKOrodKuIa61S1gdfGzPLLGvP1dbT5i10mERAVYMQa_bwcsuN2D3iqxso=w687-h915-no.
    6V75f4HxVMcJ-n5py0olm5x1axal8fgSy1N2gpoiqm2anMChs_PQNZPLchUlPeOmuoC61cSDs3ufMYwwur6=w687-h915-no.
    2itOn8GPb_cXSZCu8hT-61NvOqHSli6p4dMjiHTCa5i81D5S519ux_5cOr70MrWLx3h4CAdeI0sjJGdeAf3=w687-h915-no.
    9XWNT9f3agoTn9PN4eOrrY22UCtlnPGgCBIT8dfxcT90s2KyRHAZWGaItnz5AA4cAzz_fv0nX8Fnek-QNel=w687-h915-no.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2016
  2. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    There was a request for pics of the control cavity, so here they are:

    tJPxl2Ft53s3_sPf91pPFy2kKWXVhkPNkDvjdL4V0jDx6lpgq9VLa6Tuv2vZpTjro8vqbu9_H5EirBCLoP6=w687-h915-no.
    8G41jbhvl-e60Naa3IIGiG9i6lbiKdtbVZrbvphcuxVZI77UxxJjrv_nT83oxXYUH9RWyBto3GuH5WqXHr=w1220-h915-no.
    nXWaIaAE0c7xup5p03LHVhHHkPhDuUtJNrG5rpfgZ0dLOw2ATGHnu6fYvAfm5xrAA4EGgU5s7B6Km_tEkx=w1220-h915-no.
     
    tomshepp likes this.
  3. drgroove111

    drgroove111 Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    trade value???
     
  4. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    Not more than $3400 and not less than $2900, I'm thinking, but I am perfectly willing to come to equitable terms (no money changing hands) for an instrument that checks all the boxes for me.
     
  5. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    What are you asking for a sale value?
     
  6. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    PM'ed.
     
  7. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    Sound clips added in original post. For the YouTube video, the bass was literally brand new; I would say it is not quite as "zingy" sounding as it appears from the bass solo.

    And here's another one: live, through GK MB500/Audiokinesis TC112. This is largely representative of the sound of this bass, I think. There's a (not very good) solo about halfway through.
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2016
  8. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Just curious. How do you adjust the intonation on it?
     
  9. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    If you look closely at the bridge, you can see that each piece has a moveable part on which the string rests. That slides back and forth for intonation adjustments. The bridge pieces themselves screw up and down at the rate of 1/64" per half turn for height adjustments. It's an ingenious system and quite a handy little piece of engineering. Many other makers have requested to license that design, but John and Thom are keeping it for themselves for the moment.
     
  10. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Gotcha. Neat! Definitely no way I could tell that by looking at the pics!
     
  11. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    They have a couple of pages of details on their site here and here.
     
  12. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    OK, just picked up the lightweight fiver I was looking for. Trades, partial trades, outright sale, are all now on the table.
     
  13. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    Headed to San Francisco. Thanks for all of the interest!
     
    farshore likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.