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Something you won't see every day

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bassman10096, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. bassman10096


    Jul 30, 2004
    This is a fully loaded, cocobolo-topped mahogany Jazz-type body (No neck is included) I built and played out (with a Modulus Jazz replacement neck -- Not included) until my bad neck, short fingers and lack of discipline forced me to switch 100% to short scales. I'm looking for $525 (firm) shipped anywhere in the Conus. Not interested in breaking it up at this point. I'll let you know if that changes. Thanks

    Here are the specs:
    • Custom carved and routed from professionally-glued body blank
    • Jazz-inspired shape with retro touch
    • Cocobolo top over mahogany body - Cocobolo electronics compartment cover
    • Nitro finish
    • Inlays: abalone stars surrounded by ebony
    • Light wear (a few dings, and scratches typical of play - nothing visible on stage)
    • Routed for Fender J or P neck - had Modulus Genesis J replacement neck (not included with body)
    • Professional electronics installation - fully copper-shielded (no noise)
    • Body blank cost me $135 - my labor cost: priceless
    • Dark Star (models DS3-N and DS3-B) - J/P spacing
    • 2 1/2 years old - no damage or apparent wear - easily pass for new
    • If new - $400
    Preamp:Bartolini NTMB 5.2 A/P
    • 2 Pickup - 5 knob configuration
    • Controls:
    • - Volume (with Active/Passive push-pull)
    • - Blend
    • - Treble
    • - Mid (push/pull freq selector)
    • - Bass
    • New discounted retail - $150
    • Hipshot A, Brass with chrome finish (adjustable with 3/4" spacing)
    • New discounted retail - $125
    Dunlop strap locks - Chrome

    This is a super bass just waiting to happen. Just bolt on a Jazz or P bass neck and string it up. Even if you didn't like the body, the electronics alone would cost a good deal more than what I'm asking.

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  2. bassman10096


    Jul 30, 2004
    More pix:

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  3. bassman10096


    Jul 30, 2004
    And a couple more:

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  4. chubrocker


    May 6, 2006
    :eek: Whoa! Very Kewl!! You might be giving Lakland a new design idea on this one!
  5. dakpluto


    Oct 14, 2006
    Orlando, FL
    Beautiful work man.
  6. bassman10096


    Jul 30, 2004
    Thanks. Actually, I was inspired by the Lakland Decade (in concept and shape) and the old Eko Kadet (shape), as well as the venerable Jazz shape. It was a lot of fun to build. I'm definitely going to build a short scale once I can figure out who'll fabricate a really good 30.75" neck. ;)
  7. serein2j


    May 25, 2008
    Austin, TX
    not trying to be a troll but shouldn't this go to the accessories section since it's not a complete bass?
  8. bassman10096


    Jul 30, 2004
    Great point. I thought of that and decided to err in the direction of getting a bit more attention for the listing -- but my reasoning wasn't strictly self-serving. It's not a complete bass, true. However, it's not a part, or an accessory. I could find nothing in the forum rules that seemed to give a clear answer to your question. Other that what I've said, I don't have one, either. I guess I'll leave that in the hands of our esteemed moderators. If they feel the thread should move, then so be it.
  9. At least I know that if I ignore this for a few hours it will be sold and I won't have to think about it any more. PURTY.
  10. basshag


    Oct 17, 2001
    Santa Cruz, CA
    PM sent
  11. bassman10096


    Jul 30, 2004
    SOLD. Thanks to all who expressed an interest. :D
  12. EduardoK


    Jun 28, 2004
    Wish I had seen this before...
    Very nice work bassman10096 !
    Congrats to the new owner.

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