SOLD PRICE DROP ! One of a kind Custom Bass: Malinoski #94 Moon

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by SolarMan, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Price:
    The arthritis has finally won and I am no longer playing so I am selling off some of my collection.

    Up for sale is a sole authorship custom: #94 Moon Bass by Peter Malinoski

    The body is crafted from 90 year old reclaimed douglas fir (and Peter has since found out that this wood is even older than that - but I will use the info that I was supplied by Peter when I purchased this bass new from him). Neck is Maple with Ambrosia maple headstock. Fretboard is Padauk.

    32" scale
    26 frets at 12" radius
    Delrin nut @ 1-5/8"
    Carbon fiber neck rods
    Malinoski Type 1 HB pickups w/bridge transducer
    Single volume pot
    Single tone pot with push/pull piezo activation
    (all passive - this bass does not use a battery).
    Weight: 7lbs 5oz
    Original price: $2000
    Purchased new by me in October 2012
    Comes with original case


    Here is my NBD thread that I started when I first got her:

    Priced to sell at $1200 with shipping and insurance included.

    USA 48 states only.

    Thanks for looking!

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  2. jasper383


    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Can you explain the pickup switching?
  3. Thanks for the question!

    The pickups are switched via a 3 position toggle. Neck pickup, both pickups, bridge pickup. The piezo is is activated by pulling the tone knob out and it works in any of the 3 positions. It gives the sound more of an acoustic vibe when activated.


    Some other things I forgot to mention:

    This bass has not left my home and has never been gigged, dropped, bumped, or sworn at. It lives in a smoke free environment. I only played it for about one year or a little more - very light use. Fret wear is zero or almost zero. Two tiny scuff marks on the neck pickup case are the only visible difference since I got it, and they are tiny (and even look cool!) I'll get a picture of that up here on my next bump.

    The neck is incredibly stable. The whole package just melts in your hands and is very comfortable. For someone looking for a custom quality medium scale bass, you can't beat the craftsmanship and amazing attention to detail on this baby. Especially at this price!

    For payment: PayPal, Money Order, or Personal Check (as long as you don't mind waiting for it to clear).

  4. Here is a picture showing the slight wear on each side of the neck pickup case:


    The one mod I did was replace the original knobs with genuine buffalo horn knobs (they have a nice streak of silver through the domes):


    Fretwear? What fretwear??? This picture also shows the color of the Padauk fretboard today. It is slightly darker than when I got her 2 years ago.


    The original knobs are included with the bass. I have all paperwork and even the original strings as sent by Pete.

    Thanks for looking!

  5. MJT

    MJT Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2011
    Totally groovy!! GLWTS!
  6. The Diaper Geni

    The Diaper Geni Submissive. And loving it. Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2005
    Central Ohio
    You don't swear at your basses? I do. All the time. Because it's the bass' fault I play so lousy!!!

    Nice bass. GLWTS!
  7. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    Soooo cool, Peter makes some really nice stuff. Wish I needed another 4 string Bass.

    This is a STEAL!
  8. Thanks guys! lol

  9. Up!

    I'm also giving a one time only Price Drop to: $1000 delivered. If she doesn't sell at that price I'm gonna keep her.

    Custom medium scale in near mint condition for $1000!!!
  10. And Sold!

    Thank you TalkBass.