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For Sale Tyler Bass. 35" Six String. One of a kind

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by paulslagle, Dec 3, 2018.


  1. paulslagle

    paulslagle MISTER NOBODY™ Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall Basses. EBS Amplification. Mortatone Amps
    Price:
    $5000
    Strings:
    6
    Location:
    California
    Up for sale is this gorgeous, truly one-of-a-kind Tyler six string bass. I am the original owner, it was made by Jim Tyler and Myself when I worked at Tyler, and the finish was done by yours truly. The piece was made roughly 2006/2007 ish (if memory serves, but sometimes it doesn't) and has been languishing in my house, never been played on a gig or a session, ever since. It has actually never been seen publicly till now. For those of you who don't know a lot about Tyler basses, they are as rare as hens teeth, have a unique character to their sound that is huge, aggressive, articulate, and sweet all at the same time. There are a few that float around for sale every once in a great while, but players tend to keep them as they are very special instruments.

    The body has a wenge core with alder body wings, a four way bookmatched Austrailian Lacewood top and back, and is chambered. The neck is a nece pice of lightly figured maple with a Paufero fretboard and position markers on the side of the fingerboard only that are made of abalone, as well as an Ivory nut. Legally obtained of course, before the ban in the US. Nut width is 2.14"/54.55mm. It has a custom made Hipshot bridge which allows the bass to be strung with the ball ends of the strings anchored in the bridge, or strung through the body, and the string spacing at the bridge is 17.25mm. The instrument is also equpiied with Hipshot USA tuners, with a drop tuner on the B string, and Hipshot knobs. The pickups were custom made for me by Kevin Bellar as was the active 18 volt preamp which features a master volume, blend control, bass, mid, treble (+/- 25db), a midrange frequency select switch, and a push/pull swtch on the volume pot that activates a secondary EQ circuit in the preamp (inside the control cavity) that is currently adjusted for slap style playing.

    The instrument does not have a case. Never did. I can have one custom made by G & G Custom Cases in Los Angeles if the buyer wishes, and will offer it at my actual OEM cost, or, it can be shipped, well protected and packed very well of course, in a gig bag.

    I will edit this post if I can get a few more "glamour shots" of the instrument to post. For now, here is what I have. I also have some progress pics of the build that I will happily make available to the buyer. I do offer local pickup in Southern California, and for payment, I accept cash (if you're picking it up), PayPal, or bank wire transfer.

    Price is $5000.00 o.b.o. plus shipping. Will also consider trade plus cash offers.

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    Last edited: May 5, 2019
  2. The Basstard

    The Basstard Puttin' the "ass" in "Basstard". Supporting Member

    What is the string spacing and nut width (in mm please) and the scale length?
     
  3. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
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  4. Hans Gruber

    Hans Gruber

    Jun 18, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Legendary...and that goes for you, too, Paul!
     
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  5. paulslagle

    paulslagle MISTER NOBODY™ Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall Basses. EBS Amplification. Mortatone Amps
    String length is thirty five inches. Will have to measure the string spacing and nut width and edit OP tomorrow
     
  6. paulslagle

    paulslagle MISTER NOBODY™ Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall Basses. EBS Amplification. Mortatone Amps
    Thank you for those far too kind words, good sir. I appreciate it very much!
     
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  7. funkythumb

    funkythumb Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    Atlanta
    Bump for a great bass and a good man who helped me convince Jim to cut off the diving board, last two frets, on my old nyquil green Tyler made for Hugh McDonald. I miss both my old Tylers. If you can play for even 10 sec on that bass recorded to your phone and send it to me at mishbass@bellsouth.net, I’d appreciate it. For nostalgia!
     
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  8. Sywannab

    Sywannab Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Alameda, CA 94501
    Really want to buy... but I don't think my short arm can reach the 6th tuning peg to tune the C string...
     
  9. paulslagle

    paulslagle MISTER NOBODY™ Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall Basses. EBS Amplification. Mortatone Amps
    My short arms can reach it. :D

    I will agree it is a tiny bit of a stretch though.
     
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  10. xabicho

    xabicho Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Long Beach, California
    Roger Guitars
    Trades?
     
  11. paulslagle

    paulslagle MISTER NOBODY™ Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall Basses. EBS Amplification. Mortatone Amps
    Thanks for the interest, brother, but right now it's about the dough. Otherwise I'd keep it.
     
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  12. paulslagle

    paulslagle MISTER NOBODY™ Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Endorsing Artist: Dingwall Basses. EBS Amplification. Mortatone Amps
    So...

    This thread has bee up since December, so the heck with it. I won't bump the thread another time and chalk it up to that's how it goes.

    Thanks for at least looking at the thread.

    Paul
     

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