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SOLD Price Drop! ACG Singlecut with ACG Filter Preamp $1299!!!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by phishaholik, Jul 18, 2012.


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  1. phishaholik

    phishaholik Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    This is a relisting of the following thread:

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/fs-acg-singlecut-filter-preamp-896225/


    Unfortunately, I'm at a point where I need to let most of my gear go. I have three kids and the amount of time that I can actually play bass seems to go down every week. At this point I'm lucky if I have 15 minutes here or there, let alone any time to gig.


    The first up is this absolutely gorgeous ACG Recurve singlecut. These are hand built in Scotland and the quality is out of this world. I really can't find a flaw anywhere on it and I would definitely put it up there with the best makers in the US.


    It has a beautiful Claro Walnut top that has some of the nicest figuring I've seen on a walnut top and I've seen a lot. The body is black limba that has some crazy grain. Tonally, black limba is very, very close to mahogany, which is my favourite body wood. It has a set in neck and the neck is a seven piece combination of maple, mahogany and Macassar Ebony. It also has a matching claro walnut headstock on the front, black limba on the back of the headstock with a Macassar ebony fingerboard. Hardware is all top of the line hipshot, ultra-lite tuners and A-style bridge. The whole bass has a satin finish that makes the neck very fast. It weighs in at a svelte 9 pounds and unlike most basses, it balances perfectly whether sitting or on a strap. This is very rare from my experience and greatly improves playability. I find not having to use my arm or hand to balance the bass makes it a lot easier to pull of certain lines as well as less fatigue whilst playing.

    Tonally, this bass has it all. It has ACG humbuckers that can be switched into single coil mode for a more open/midrangey tone. The East/ACG filter based preamp is off the hook an it can really give you more options than any other preamp by a long shot. It can go from sub thumping dub to cutting Rage Against the Machine midrange and everywhere in between. This preamp is also a little different than those on BestBassGear.com and are only available in a custom ACG bass. It has a two low-pass filters, one for each pickup, and a high-pass filter for both pickups. The controls are all stacked knobs and they are volume/blend, low-pass frequency/boost neck pickup, low-pass frequency/boost bridge pickup and high-pass frequency/boost for both pickups.

    EDIT: It seems these preamps are no longer available from Best Bass Gear any longer. They were running about $350 for just the preamp if I remember correctly. That makes this bass a little more rare.

    Playability is excellent. I've been blessed to own some really nice basses by top of line boutique luthiers and this one is right up there with Fodera, Sadowsky, Sukop, etc.

    Condition is close to mint, definitely excellent. I don't remember there being a scratch or ding on it, but I'll check it over when I get home.

    I love the bass, but I have too many and no time to play them. It's time for me to put some cash away for a house, so my loss is your gain.


    Price:$1299 plus shipping. Payment without fees only. This is an absolute steal for this bass!! A bass of this quality is worth well over 2k.

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    Michael
     
  2. phishaholik

    phishaholik Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    I've had pm's asking and I forgot to add, the scale is 34" and the neck is about 1.8" at the nut. It's about 9 pounds and the balance is close to perfect.



    Thanks


    Michael
     
  3. jebmd

    jebmd Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Edgewater, Maryland
    Beautiful, this is a steal as well.
     
  4. Must resist! Must resist! Heck of a price! Wheels are spinning!
     
  5. Me too, and I don't even really want it. Just such a great price for such a nice axe.
     
  6. len13

    len13

    Jan 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Beautiful bass...What is the string spacing at the bridge?Thanks
     
  7. phishaholik

    phishaholik Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    STOP RESISTING!!!!!!! :D


    This really is a stupid low price for this bass. I've owned a ton of basses and I would put it up against any bass in the 2k -3k range. Beautiful choice of woods and impeccable build quality.


    Strings spacing is 18mm at the bridge. It's an adjustable bridge, so I think you have about a 1/2 millimeter in either direction.



    Thanks


    Michael
     
  8. kbuschmann

    kbuschmann Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Please get this off of here. I'm looking for something very specific and very different, but every time I see this bass and the crazy price I get twitchy.
     
  9. phishaholik

    phishaholik Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    All pm's replied. If I missed anyone, please send me another pm and remind me.


    Thanks

    Michael
     
  10. hifibass

    hifibass

    Feb 4, 2008
    Albany, NY
    If anyone is wondering why ACG basses are rare here, they're made in the quaint little village of Moffat in Southern Scotland. The Brits are BIG fans. If this was a 4 I'd be playing it now.
     
  11. phishaholik

    phishaholik Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Thanks man, someone is going to get a KILLER bass for an insane price!



    Michael
     
  12. that claro reminds me of a carvin i used to have

    only the carvin diddn't have a back like that!

    nice bass
     
  13. phishaholik

    phishaholik Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
    Thanks man!


    Price Drop: $1274 plus shipping!!!!



    It doesn't get much better than this!


    Michael
     
  14. phishaholik

    phishaholik Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Portland, Oregon
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