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Stanley Clarke Spellcaster Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Clark W, Feb 22, 2021.


  1. Clark W

    Clark W Just Say No To Tort! Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    Well it's finally available, just not through Fender.

    Stanley Clarke releases long-awaited Strat-style bass, the Spellcaster | Guitar World

    Spellcaster Bass | Oneonta Guitar

    spellcaster-bass-spec-overlay.jpg

    $1635 + $200 flat rate shipping and then sales tax, total is around 2 grand.

    I don't know where the $200 shipping comes from. I just shipped a bass this morning in a gig bag and double boxed using boxes from Sweetwater for 69 bucks, UPS ground, dimensions were 52 x 19 x 8, weight 25 lbs, and insured for $500, from Alabama to West Virginia.

    And who is Oneonta Guitars?
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2021
  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    I could wreak onstage havoc with that whammy bar and a stack of LDS cabs.
     
  3. JohnnyBottom

    JohnnyBottom Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    New Jersey
    hmmmm....Bass player with Whammy bar. Drummer says "Fire the bass player".
     
  4. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug Supporting Member

    I have a Spellcaster...
    bass spellcaster headstock.jpg

    *scampers away cackling maniacally*
     
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  5. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone.

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Maybe they provided the instruments to the Oneders in That Thing You Do! ;)
     
  6. ClusterFlux

    ClusterFlux Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    I was kind of wondering what happened to this.

    I expect that viewers of Clarke's YouTube show will soon hear more about it. :D
     
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  7. KB5

    KB5

    Sep 28, 2012
    Need an indepth demo video of this!
     
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  8. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Looks really nice. However, a 3TSB finish does, indeed, require a tort pickguard (that is the only way to do tort, IMO).
     
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  9. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    I just paid $150 for a bass in a hsc in a box from California to Pa using FedEx
    Length of box makes shipping jump.

    I just noticed 25 frets!:bassist:
     
  10. A9X

    A9X

    Dec 27, 2003
    Australia
    “the most advanced evolution in electric bass”

    Oh, look. A flying pig.

    Besides, it's aesthetically unpleasing to my eyes.
     
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  11. Clark W

    Clark W Just Say No To Tort! Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    Box I just used to ship a bass in was 52 x 19 x 8
     
  12. B-Mac

    B-Mac Just like Aretha Sang... R-E-S-P-E-C-T Supporting Member

    I’d say UPS is the way to go based on your recent experience!:hyper:
     
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  13. Clark W

    Clark W Just Say No To Tort! Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    I was pleasantly surprised, I was expecting the bill to be at least a $100.
     
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  14. jthisdell

    jthisdell

    Jun 12, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    Does Stanley play electric anymore?
     
  15. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    New Hampshire
    its just wrong and ain't nuthin gonna make it right
     
  16. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess Spicy Big Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Cool, but a very hard sell at $1835 shipped.
     
  17. Clark W

    Clark W Just Say No To Tort! Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2018
    that's excluding taxes, so it's even higher than $1835, 4% for my state, adds another 75 bucks to the bill
     
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  18. 9Thumbs

    9Thumbs

    Jul 3, 2013
    Near Boston
    Too many dobs and knials, I'd get so confused just trying to choose a pickup, or combination thereof,
     
  19. ClusterFlux

    ClusterFlux Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Ehh... That's not too far off from a Fender Mod Shop bass.

    The luthier who is involved is pretty high-end, and worked with Doug Irwin. Most of his instruments are apparently in the $6,000 - $8,000 range. He apparently helped work on and sells a replica (that he doesn't want to call a replica) of Jerry Garcia's "Tiger" guitar... for $32,000.

    At that price point, I'm sure these are not hand-built by Lieber, and it doesn't say where they are built -- they could easily be made in Indonesia, with US QC. But for a small company, if the quality is there, then it's not all that outrageous of a price.
     
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  20. J Gold

    J Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Houston,TX
     
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