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SOLD Sage Custom 5 with Aero pickups and Bart pre

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by thegreatmattsby, Jan 7, 2013.


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  1. thegreatmattsby

    thegreatmattsby

    May 16, 2011
    Chicago
    This one's a real beauty:

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    The body is bookmatched mahogany with a beeswing bubinga top. Graphite-reinforced neck has flame maple sides, a mineral-streaked maple center, and black accent lines. Fingerboard is African blackwood with Ryan's signature silver-ring, wood-core fret markers.

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    Bridge pickup is an Aero humbucker and neck is an Aero single-coil. Preamp is Bartonlini. Controls are volume, PU blend, mid, and stacked treble/bass. Knobs are wooden to match the top.

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    35" scale, 24 frets, 19 mm string spacing (which can be tweaked on the bridge saddles), about 1.9" nut width, D neck profile, about 9.2 lbs on the bathroom scale, black Hipshot hardware, dual-action truss rod.

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    Condition is 9/10. I studied every inch of it in good light and could only find a few things to note, all of which are detailed in pictures found here: https://picasaweb.google.com/100915...&authkey=Gv1sRgCKy_n_bD2aGtXw&feat=directlink

    In that album, you'll also find more shots of the rest of the bass, including some professional photos from the Sage site.

    $1800 shipped and insured CONUS.
     
  2. Laklandlover

    Laklandlover Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA BABY
    sweet bass I wish I had the loot. GLWT
     
  3. thegreatmattsby

    thegreatmattsby

    May 16, 2011
    Chicago
    Thanks, Laklandlover!

    BTW, for those interested, I do recommend a look at the pro pics in the linked album. They do a better job (go figure) of capturing the color and depth of the finish.
     
  4. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Any sound bytes or a description of how it sounds?
     
  5. Bump for an awesome bass!! I just bought one and it is the best bass I have played. The bass plays like butter. Tone is just perfect.GLWTS
     
  6. thegreatmattsby

    thegreatmattsby

    May 16, 2011
    Chicago
    Good question. I'll record a few samples and post them here, probably over the weekend.
     
  7. thegreatmattsby

    thegreatmattsby

    May 16, 2011
    Chicago
    Samples are up! https://soundcloud.com/thegreatmattsby/sets/sage-bass-samples

    For recording, the signal chain was...
    1. Sage bass wearing Spector nickel rounds (E and B taperwound). All onboard EQ was set flat. You'll see there are tracks with the bridge PU soloed, tracks with the neck PU soloed, and tracks with the blend centered.
    2. Rack preamp, either...
    A. Trace Elliot V-Type tube pre, with the knobs where TE calls it "flat"
    B. Yamaha PB-1 solid-state pre, with the knobs where Yammy calls it "flat"
    3. Peavey PV6 mixer/USB interface. Unfortunately, it's noisy, especially around 1.5kHz. It's probably just trying to hide all my clams.
    4. PC recorder, which I clipped a couple times in there. Sorry 'bout that.
     
  8. thegreatmattsby

    thegreatmattsby

    May 16, 2011
    Chicago
    bumptime
     
  9. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Gorgeous. I had a beautiful Sage bass for a while but I wasn't nearly good enough to be able to play it effectively.
     
  10. thegreatmattsby

    thegreatmattsby

    May 16, 2011
    Chicago
    My situation exactly!
     
  11. Greg_S

    Greg_S Supporting Member

    Dec 26, 2012
    Colorado
    PM sent
     
  12. thegreatmattsby

    thegreatmattsby

    May 16, 2011
    Chicago
    All PMs answered. :bassist:
     
  13. thegreatmattsby

    thegreatmattsby

    May 16, 2011
    Chicago
    There have been some questions about trades. Try me--I'm always happy to be offered basses! Chances for a deal are best if it's a slim-necked four-string.
     
  14. thegreatmattsby

    thegreatmattsby

    May 16, 2011
    Chicago
    Countdown-to-the-weekend bump.
     
  15. thegreatmattsby

    thegreatmattsby

    May 16, 2011
    Chicago
    Back-on-the-market bump!
     
  16. taiwright

    taiwright

    Mar 31, 2008
    trade for a slim necked 5 string? hand built FGN custom shop modern jazz?
     
  17. thegreatmattsby

    thegreatmattsby

    May 16, 2011
    Chicago
    I am curious about FGN's recent output, but the 5-string J spot in my lineup is already filled, sorry to say. Thanks for the offer!
     
  18. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Gaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahhhhhhhhhhhhhhlfshaahi wrfj[sj;ksja;'s
    *my face just hit the keyboard*
     
  19. thegreatmattsby

    thegreatmattsby

    May 16, 2011
    Chicago
    Dusting off this thread. To the top!
     
  20. Dayum what a bass...all of the specs i could want but no money..geezz
     
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