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Turner Electroline Fretless Five-string LEFT-HANDED

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Wintermute, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Wintermute

    Wintermute Running in circles

    Let me tell you, if this were a right-hander there's no WAY I'd be selling it.

    I've sent the serial number off to ex-Alembic (and it shows - look at that headstock) luthier Rick Turner for more info, I'll update this thread when I get it.

    The Turner Website says this:

    This bass has ALL of these options. Birdseye neck, lovely veneer work on the back of the head, left-handed unlined fretless. :)

    One pickup, plus piezoelectronics in the saddles. 18V preamp. Birdseye Maple neck, finished unlined fingerboard, with what look to be abalone markings on the side. 35" Scale.

    Head Rear
    Birdseye Neck
    Piezoelectronic Bridge
    Serial Number
    Side Markings

    For a good enough offer or trade, I will let this beauty go.

    Trades must be right-handed though.

    To give an idea of value, I've seen them selling online for £1600-£2000. (US$2,839-3549) I'd put this in the upper bracket of that, as it's got quite a few of the optional extras. Veneer work, piezos, birdseye maple, all that.

    Original fitted hardcase included.

    Downsides: BED and G are fitted with Groundwounds, but the A-string is missing.

    Some mild scratching at one point on the fretboard - only light, and only cosmetic. You could sand it off if it bothered you.

    The obvious drawback - I'm in the UK, and buyer pays postage.

    Drop me a PM or post if you're interested, have an offer, or a question. Or just feel generally lonely and want to talk for the sake of it.
  2. Tryxx

    Tryxx Sputnik Forums: Bass Mod

    Jun 1, 2005
    Hurst, Texas.
    Beautiful bass, Alex. The pick-up position and the piezo bridge probably make that sound as good as it looks.

    Good luck selling it!
  3. Wintermute

    Wintermute Running in circles

    Perhaps it wasn't all too wise to try and sell this while a big thread entitled "Beware Turner Basses" goes on - but for anyone who was just skimming through, that was really denouncing Rick Turner's attitude, not his craftsmanship, which is top notch.

    Just think of this as a way to get a Turner bass (cheaper) without having to deal with him, if he is as bad as people seem to be making out. :p
  4. Wintermute

    Wintermute Running in circles

  5. Are you in the U.S.?
  6. Wintermute

    Wintermute Running in circles

    Afraid not - Cardiff, UK.

    Shipping's doable, but might be a bit painful. Which is why I listed it on bassworld.co.uk before talkbass - but I can find out how much it'd be if you're interested.
  7. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    it looks like you are missing a string.
  8. Wintermute

    Wintermute Running in circles

    Well spotted. :)

    If it's a dealbreaker, I can buy a new packet of strings for it, of course. If I can find somewhere to get individual strings (within the UK) then that shouldn't cost much, after all.
  9. Wintermute

    Wintermute Running in circles

    Now my guess is it's either the potential shipping or the left-handedness that's putting you all off... :)
  10. Tryxx

    Tryxx Sputnik Forums: Bass Mod

    Jun 1, 2005
    Hurst, Texas.
    Rotosound's are cheap there, aren't they? Slap some of those on there. Great strings.

    A bit of a specialised market, but hopefully you'll find someone soon enough!
  11. Wintermute

    Wintermute Running in circles

    Eh, I'm not worried, it's not been up too long. :)

    If all else fails, I'll get some local music shops to give me a quote, and then put it on ebay with that figure as a reserve, see if the bidders of the world can beat the music shops.
  12. subcontra


    Feb 4, 2006
    Man I wish I was left handed!
  13. grace & groove

    grace & groove

    Nov 30, 2005
    Self-Appointed Ambassador to the Dragonfly
    hey alex, its muthafunkabass. im a lefty. but i have no money. so go get a righty with lots of money, combine us, and u'll have a sale.:)
  14. JebusChrist


    May 23, 2005
    bump for a fellow mxican
  15. Wintermute

    Wintermute Running in circles

  16. Wintermute

    Wintermute Running in circles


    Any comments, questions, insults, death threats, just let me know. I'd rather not put it on ebay.
  17. Wintermute

    Wintermute Running in circles

    Last bump before eBay.
  18. Tryxx

    Tryxx Sputnik Forums: Bass Mod

    Jun 1, 2005
    Hurst, Texas.
    Bumping for Alex because he's too nice a a guy.
  19. hjschwartz


    Jun 7, 2013
    I'm assuming you sold this off a long time ago but I thought I'd check just to be sure (never hurts to ask)?