SOLD Prat M-BSV 5 string, Gallery Grade Koa Special Drop

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Socratesis, Sep 10, 2017.


  1. Socratesis

    Socratesis Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    Price:
    $2100
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    New Mexico
    Alright, this is my weekend "I need some ground effects for my Vette" sale...down from $2400 (already a great price) to $2100 shipped!!! Help me, Help you..
    :)
    Let me just say, I am a Prat fan, in my experience, the quality, playability, and stability of them set them apart in a way that their price point does not represent. A combination dear to my heart. I had been looking for a 33 scale bass to test, and I spotted this one on the forum. It was not for sale. With some research I found out who had it. It is a beautiful instrument and I was lucky enough to pry it out it's owners hands. It is in immaculate condition, I included a picture of the only mark i noticed (very shallow), on the lower bout of the back of the bass. The Wenge neck is beautiful, and you'll see in the pic, a thick slab. Like all the Prat's i've owned, the neck is dead straight and plays easily. The Nordy's and Knoll 4 band pre is a good combo.
    This was put under the bed as a 'keeper'! But...
    I have been sitting on too many of my 'favorite' basses, I wanted them all... And as this site always proves, I'm not the only one...
    But, Priorities are shifting, I am going to let go of a few 'under the beds' if you know what I mean...
    I think I'm pricing this $100 below what I paid, I'm not sure, maybe the owner lowered it to this price for me... Memory.... $2400 plus shipping.
    PRICE DROP $2300 Shipped! Down to $2100 shipped

    Specs:
    Prat M-BSV 5 string
    33" scale
    28 frets
    B-G
    16-17mm spacing (adjustable)
    Nordy DCs under the ramp
    Noll 4 band pre
    Super light weight ash body (7lbs)
    Gallery grade Koa top
    One piece quartersawn maple neck with Wenge fretboard
    Hawaiian island inlay
    Hipshot hardware

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    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017
  2. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    That looks like the lowest action I've ever seen.... :wideyed:
     
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  3. Socratesis

    Socratesis Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    :roflmao::thumbsup: Low action has been my preference since I started... it’s why I tend to fixate on necks... they need to be stable and flat (to the eye)... :)
     
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  4. mojojim

    mojojim Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Gorgeous bass. I have a blue M-BSV 5 string with a radiused fingerboard.

    Do you think playing chords on this bass's flat fingerboard is easier or more difficult than playing chords on one of your other basses? (I'm very much into playing chords on my bass; so I'm looking for the easiest bass on which I can do this without hurting my hands. :) )

    My bass is strung from E-C. The octave C +- one note on the C string does ring out like the other notes. How is your highest string? Does it play well at the octave etc.?

    Good luck with the sale!
     
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  5. Socratesis

    Socratesis Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    Sorry for not responding quicker, I have been in Santa Fe for a conference since thursday night, will be back on Monday... But, Thanks mojojim. I have 3 prat' with flat finger boards and two which are radiused. I play with my action low, so I think..., unless I'm bending a string, I don't notice any difference when playing chords. I think with your question on the octave, I don't want to give you any misinformation, because I am not home to test it for you. BUT, I haven't had any problem with the high C, though I do have light strings on this bass. I put them on there to have fun with the 33' scale... It's all about feeding the soul:thumbsup::roflmao:. Maybe I'm spending too many days in Santa Fe...:D
     
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  6. kotzman

    kotzman

    Feb 12, 2007
    Santa Fe, NM
    Gorgeous bass! PM sent...
     
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  7. Socratesis

    Socratesis Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    Responded!
     
  8. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    I'm the original owner of this bass. I handpicked the top and it was very expensive and difficult to find. I wanted it to look like a Kamaka Ukelele.
     
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  9. Socratesis

    Socratesis Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    Thanks for that lowendmafia, it was a good wood choice....
     
  10. lucasfgonzalez

    lucasfgonzalez

    Jul 4, 2013
    any chance to remove the ramp ?
     
  11. Socratesis

    Socratesis Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    It's actually a pick up cover, not a ramp. Never taken it off...
     
  12. maxximusic

    maxximusic Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Beautiful bass... I'm dying here
     
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  13. Socratesis

    Socratesis Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    Thanks maxximusic...
     
  14. Socratesis

    Socratesis Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    Alright, this is my weekend "I need some ground effects for my Vette" sale...down from $2400 (already a great price) to $2100 shipped!!! Help me, Help you..
    :)
     
  15. Socratesis

    Socratesis Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    This is definitely priced too low, but I'm on a mission!
     
  16. maxximusic

    maxximusic Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2012
    Would you accept a kid or a dog as part of payment? I'm losing my mind over your bass!!!!
    in all seriousness, is it strung E~C or B~G?
     
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  17. Socratesis

    Socratesis Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    Too funny!!!!:roflmao: B through G! It’s a beautiful, tight bass, at a crazy price....
     
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  18. Socratesis

    Socratesis Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    Still available... $2100
     
  19. Wonder how the 33" scale would handle swapping the nut out to string it B-G...Hmmmm :smug:
    Gorgeous bass!
     
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  20. Socratesis

    Socratesis Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    Wow... Alright, I made a big boo boo up there... This bass is strung as it originally was, B to G... I made a mistake and said E to C, and never reread it...:roflmao: I just fixed it...
     
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