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SOLD Stambaugh Piezo Fretless

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Jared Lash, Feb 21, 2016.


  1. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Price:
    $1000.00
    Strings:
    4
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    California
    *UPDATE* Clip added to the bottom of this post

    I love playing this bass but currently I don't have a gig where I can use it so it's solely an at-home, practice bass.

    It's in mint condition and it sounds phenomenal. Passive piezo setup with a single volume control.

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    Here are the specs:

    32" scale
    4 string
    Chambered African Mahogany (khaya) body
    Carved Top
    Black body binding
    Old growth Douglas Fir top with a trans white finish and matching headstock
    Neck and back of body are finished with tung oil
    Mahogany & flamed maple neck
    Contored set neck - Chris builds very comfy, very fast necks
    Pau Ferro fingerboard (inlaid ebony lines)
    Custom, hand made bridge
    Hipshot Ultra-lite lollipop tuners (black)
    Strung with D'Addario tapewound strings

    Here's a clip:


    I did apparently clip my Zoom H2 a couple times but overall I think it's a good representation of the sound of the bass.

    Kind of rambling. I tried to play a few different things. There's a walking line, some first position grooving, some upper register noodling, some palm muting at the end and I'm not sure what else. That's what happens when you hit record with no plan! If anyone wants to hear anything else in specific let me know.
     
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2016
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  2. pnchad

    pnchad

    Nov 3, 2005
    Beautiful bass. His work is always nice. Pondering.

    Are those tape strings?
     
  3. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Yes, it's always had D'Addario Tapewounds which (along with the piezo) I think are a good part of the upright-like tone.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016
  4. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Here's a shot from the day it arrived where you can see a bit more of the body wood and the black binding around the body.

    This is a set neck bass which gives nice upper register access.

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    You can see how impressesed my daughter is.
     
  5. pnchad

    pnchad

    Nov 3, 2005
    I just put up a bass today. Let's see which goes first. Very nice work
     
  6. Orange Caesar

    Orange Caesar

    Nov 27, 2014
    NorCal
    love it! she's perty! by the way, what happened to the volume knob in the first pic?
     
  7. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    That picture is from Chris' shop when the bass was nearly complete. It hadn't gotten the volume knob installed yet. If you look closely you can also see that it didn't get the Stambaugh logo or the truss rod cover either.

    Here's a shot of my fretted version's headstock when it was finished. I can snap a picture of the fretless headstock if anyone would like.

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    Oh, and here's the two of them from earlier in the build. The fretless is the back one and it gives you an idea of how thick the carved tops started out.

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  8. dinodino

    dinodino

    Mar 9, 2008
    Very nice! Very curious as to how this actually sounds through the piezo
     
  9. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    If people want to hear clips I'd be happy to record a bit of my crappy playing.
     
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  10. Orange Caesar

    Orange Caesar

    Nov 27, 2014
    NorCal
    I'd love to hear your crappy playing! Kidding.... Your "crappy" is probably a million times better than my best! :)
     
  11. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Oakland,CA
    Very nice! Where in Norcal are you?
     
  12. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Thanks!

    I'm in Roseville.
     
  13. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Oakland,CA
    Not too far. ..
    I have a few up for sale,too....
    Do you have any trade interests?
     
  14. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Sound clip added to the first post.

    I can record more stuff, answer any construction, spec or playability questions or take additional pictures if anyone wants.
     
  15. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Awesome.
     
  16. J2Kbass

    J2Kbass

    Nov 14, 2011
    Gainesville, FL
    Pm'd
     
  17. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    All PM's returned.

    I've updated the specs but because a couple people have asked, this isn't a true bent sides hollowbody. It started as a solid piece of African mahogany which got chambered before the top got put on. So it is light weight and resonant like a hollowbody but it isn't as thick.

    The bass is strung through the body which is a slight pain when changing strings (I've changed them on the fretted version I have but not this bass, it has the original tapewounds still) but on the upside it means you can use 34" strings even though the bass is 32" scale.

    The bass has 22 position markers (22 "frets")

    I can weigh it tonight to get an exact weight. If I had to guess I'd say 7 or 7.5 lbs.
     
  18. The Wiz

    The Wiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2013
    Sacramento
    Small world, im in rocklin. Really cool bass!
     
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  19. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Sorry if I missed it, but what kind of piezo is in the bass?
     
  20. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches

    Aug 21, 2006
    Denver, CO
    It's got Graphtech GHOST saddles.
     

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