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Vadim Custom 6-string bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Brian K, Mar 21, 2009.


  1. Brian K

    Brian K

    May 21, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    I'm selling an amazing Vadim 6 string bass that I had custom made for me in 1999. $2700 or best offer, which is much less than a new Vadim bass would cost, and much less than I paid for it. This is a steal.

    35" scale, 9 piece wenge, purpleheart and maple neck through design. Quilted maple top with a brown stain that makes the quilt very 3D. Walnut back. Exotic hardwood fingerboard and body core. Maple accent veneer in 4 piece body.

    Pickups (in wood covers) and electronics custom made by a friend of Vadim's in California. This friend was at the time an engineer for Basslines pickups.

    Black hardware, I think its Gotoh. Inlaid straplocks.

    Custom made Clydesdale ATA flightcase included, and a Comfort Strap.

    This bass looks, plays and sounds stunning, and I can hardly believe I'm selling it. It was the perfect instrument for me for many years, and was the only bass I used on over 1000 gigs.

    Download "Twin Maples" or "The Battle for Alveolar Ridge" by The Creaking Tree String Quartet to hear the bass.

    I'm only selling it because I've gone back to playing Fenders, and need $ to buy a pre CBS P-bass I've come across.

    Only interested in trades for classic Fenders or an old double-bass.

    If you aren't familiar with Vadim Rubtsov, there's a great article and interview here:

    http://www.globalbass.com/archives/dec2000/vadim.htm

    PM or e-mail with any questions.
     

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  2. Brian K

    Brian K

    May 21, 2004
    Toronto, ON
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  3. Brian K

    Brian K

    May 21, 2004
    Toronto, ON
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  4. Kevin W Guin

    Kevin W Guin Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Chicago, USA
    Unbelievably appealing lines on these basses.

    How does it hang on a strap?
     
  5. Bump for your band dude.:hyper:
     
  6. ubado

    ubado

    Mar 7, 2007
    FL
    +1 Fantastic! ... You've got a new fan! :)

    BTW ... good luck with the sale. She's a sweet one.
     
  7. Man, I'd be all over this if I had the $. LOVE Vadim's work :smug:
     
  8. Bassflute

    Bassflute

    Jun 24, 2006
    Vancouver
    Endorsing Artist: MTD basses and strings; Bergantino Amps & Cabs
    Didn't I meet you at the Komasket Festival last year? Gorgeous bass, man. Just curious - what's the weight, and the string spacing at the nt and bridge? Also, is it 9 or 18volts?

    Cheers,
    Cameron
     
  9. RPIcka

    RPIcka

    Apr 19, 2006
    BC, Canada
    I wish.
     
  10. notrt

    notrt

    Jun 29, 2004
    Good afternoon:

    If this incredible piece is still available:bag:, please PM me forthwith.

    Thanks

    Richard Collins
     
  11. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    first bass in a long time that has "wowed" me...

    is that USD or Canadian?
     
  12. hi,
    i have an upright that i would trade for this. I paid $7500 for the bass, but i'd take the vadim and $1000. i can get pictures to you if you're interested. cheers.
    -richard wagor
     
  13. TRBman

    TRBman

    Jul 9, 2006
    Paris, France
    :eek: such an awesome beautiful 6 strings bass!!!!
    (about harware it seems to be a Hipshot A for the bridge)
    it's just a dream! somebody help me to wake up!:)
     
  14. TRBman

    TRBman

    Jul 9, 2006
    Paris, France
    Please,could you comfirm for 19mm at bridge for strings spacing? (even if it's a Hipsh.A bridge) thanks!
     
  15. Krinkle5

    Krinkle5

    Feb 16, 2006
    man, such a pretty bass! I just hope those pics are not in bare concrete...
     
  16. Brian K

    Brian K

    May 21, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    Price reduced. US$2700. That is a steal. Today only, I will accept any reasonable offer.

    Brian
     
  17. Bump for a Vadim! These are GREAT basses, take it from a man who owns one!
     
  18. Oh and let me add that a new 6 string Vadim will run you QUITE a bit more that what Brian is asking!
     
  19. ivlucas

    ivlucas Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Thomasville, GA
    I want this bass so bad to go next to my Kudela 6........
     
  20. Looked like linoleum to me. Gorgeous bass...Brian, you're going to regret letting this one go!

     

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