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SOLD STR 6 string - HIGH end bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Pacman, Apr 15, 2010.


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  1. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    As someone recently called it - a Japanese Fodera.

    This is an STR 6 string, hand made in Nagano, Japan. Build quality is through the roof, and this bass has the *best* string to string balance of any 6 string I've owned.

    Spalted maple over alder, custom wound pickups, with a Bartolini preamp. Switchable mids and active/passive switch.

    This bass new runs 550000 yen which is around 6,000 with the exchange rate. I'm selling for $2275, shipped.

    I will post more pictures later, but here are two:

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  2. crossstick

    crossstick

    Dec 19, 2009
    I just moved on my STR LS459, people just don't realize how well built these basses actually are, they're absolute perfection to the finest level of detail. Very very impressive basses but sadly very underrated. I think if it had a made in US label on it it would sell for twice as much.

    The person who bought mine is over the moon !!!!

    Goodluck !!!!
     
  3. honest abe

    honest abe Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2009
    Weslaco TX
    Audio Engineer for Marcos Witt
    I've got one and couldn't be happier with it. This is a steal at this price! Too bad I'm not a 6 string player. Arrrrghh!
     
  4. These basses are indeed up there with Fodera in build quality and tone/feel. I would love to own it but can't dig up enough cash to buy beer, let alone a bass, right now.. She's a beauty though.
     
  5. this is a very intersting bass.....weight? thanks
     
  6. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Thats a beauty. I've heard nothing but great things about these STR basses.

    Good luck with the sale bump!
     
  7. Scale length? Spacing? Width at nut? Is that a Wenge fretboard? Are the controls the same as the Lakland 55-94?
     
  8. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    dude-wait-what.
     
  9. bigbassdaddy

    bigbassdaddy Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Southern California
    Jon -- do the clips on your myspace page feature this bass? Definitely interested, but I'm not familiar with the "STR sound". Some other TBers have characterized the sound as modern jazz-ish (e.g. Sadowsky, Nordy) -- any color commentary would be helpful.

    Many thanks,
    Bruno S.
    SoCal
     
  10. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    More specs later today, along with more photos.

    Weight is less than my LEJ 6/24, slightly more than my Fender FMT 5

    34" scale and I believe 18.5mm spacing.

    I would not compare the sound of this to a jazz - it's dual humbucker, not single coil. Tone is...well, yeah, more like the Foderas I've heard....The clips on my myspace are not this bass.

    more pics and info later!
     
  11. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    if this was a 5.. sigh
     
  12. funkucan'ttouch

    funkucan'ttouch Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2007
    west virginia
    WOOO HOO... that is HOT!!!! :help:
     
  13. swpyne

    swpyne Basses R Loaded! Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Centennial, Colorado
    These are VERY nice basses for the price. I have owned a couple of them and they deliver a warm vintage tone with great complexity and their build quality is second to none. A Japanese Fodera is a great description. Had I not concluded that I was a Jazz Bass player at heart I'd probably still have them.
     
  14. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    More pictures

    IMG_3400-1.

    IMG_3407-1.

    IMG_3402-1.

    Check out these inlays!

    IMG_3401-1.
     
  15. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Now, this bass isn't 100% mint. I've included pictures off all the 'warts' I could find. Beginning with the only mark on the face, it appears to be an errant screw hole. Very hard to see unless you know it's there....

    IMG_3403-1.

    smaller dings
    IMG_3404-1.

    IMG_3406-1.

    IMG_3405-1.

    Weight of the bass is 10lbs, using the bathroom scale method - WAY lighter than my John Patitucci bass. String spacing is 18.5mm - very comfortable for both slapping and fingerstyle.
     
  16. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification

    I'm pretty sure it's a rosewood board. The width at the nut is 2.25". The controls are Vol, Blend, Tone, Bass, Mid, Treb. The switches are Active/Passive and mid freq select (400/800 hz, I believe).
     
  17. rbolanos

    rbolanos

    Apr 13, 2006
    Ontario,Canada
    WOW!!
    thats a beaut.
    good luck with the sale
     
  18. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Added trade consideration.
     
  19. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I don't really NEED this, but it looks really sweet...and I have the appropriate bass (that I don't plan to use any more) to potentially trade...hmm...
     
  20. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Somebody tell this man he's thinking the right thoughts! :D
     

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