SOLD Wal Tribute

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by nopalfunk, Jul 25, 2016.


  1. nopalfunk

    nopalfunk Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    MX City
    Price:
    $1600
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    Texas
    Hi TB'ers

    I'm selling my Tribute WAL BASS, (Shipping included)$1600

    • Solid Mahogany Core
    • Walnut Facings
    • Multicoils pickups (Marko Ursing)
    • ACG EQ01 preamp
    • 6 piece neck (mahogany and maple)
    • Rosewood Fretboard
    • Schaller tuners
    • G&L bridge

    Die-hard fan of Wal and the amazing Bassists who have used it (Flea, Geddy Lee, Justin Chancellor etc) due its high price, a couple of years ago, I decided to make my own TRIBUTE WAL project, I did an extensive research: electronics, wood, timbers, dimensions, finishes etc.

    The hardest part was the electronics

    As everyone knows, the most amazing things about these Basses are their pickups and preamps, made only to Wal, and so far no bass has an identical system, their pickups have a coil per string (8 coils per pickup, 16 coils in total), allowing an amazing flexibility in the sound, definition and much punch, the preamp is a filter based system, which gives a wide range of sounds and even allowing to have sounds type "envelope filter".

    After I got cheat by SGD luthier David Schwab few years ago, I contacted to Marko Usring, who kindly accepted the challenge, for the preamp I installed an EQ01 preamp from Alan Cringean for ACG.

    For the body and neck I took personally the measures and dimensions from a friend's bass and some images from the web, making some minor modifications, the wood selection was important to get the "sound" and for the hardware since it's imposible to get original WAL parts unless the schaller tuners, I decides to use a Highmass bridge for G&L and common stacked knobs from bestbassgear.

    Why I'm selling it? I finally ordered my first wal, and a lot of my basses must leave home to pay for it, is going to be a long wait but it worth it.

    The "SOUND"

    Yes, I copped the sound very close IMO, sounds huge, in the mix it's simple amazing, very hot pickups that allows to set the height of the pickups very low, the preamp has the "envelope filter" effect when swiped them, the neck it's the most confortable I have tried, very well constructed, matte finishing, very confortable.

    Here are some pictures and a video for everyone who wants to know how this beauty sounds.



    I'm not searching for a trade, please send me a PM to more details about the price and the shipping, I'm outside US but I have a relative in San Antonio, so the shipping could be include to anyone who lives in the south of the country and some extra dollars to shipping it to the rest of the country.

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    Last edited: Dec 5, 2016
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  2. kkaarrll

    kkaarrll

    Jun 1, 2014
    that is way out of my price range, but that is awesome

    glwts
     
  3. nopalfunk

    nopalfunk Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    MX City
    well, it's my first approach and the first time I'm trying to sell it, so let's see, I can make some adjustment in the future
     
  4. This is beautiful! What's the weight?
     
  5. jebmd

    jebmd Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Edgewater, Maryland
    That is really cool, sounds great too.

    What is the nut width?
     
  6. nopalfunk

    nopalfunk Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    MX City
    1.50” (38 mm)
     
  7. nopalfunk

    nopalfunk Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    MX City
    weight around 10.5 lbs.
     
  8. fifty6tricks

    fifty6tricks

    Apr 21, 2014
    Michigan
    Omg. drooldrooldrool. That is beautiful!
     
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  9. A bit too heavy for me. Good luck with the sale!
     
  10. nopalfunk

    nopalfunk Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    MX City
    Mark, please give me a couple of days, I'm not quite sure of the weight, I'll send you a PM once I have the exact weight, I don't feel it heavy at all, and I'm not a big guy
     
  11. Ok, thanks.
     
  12. nopalfunk

    nopalfunk Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    MX City
    Price drop $2200
     
  13. nopalfunk

    nopalfunk Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    MX City
    Open to offers, I need the money as soon as possible
     
  14. jebmd

    jebmd Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Edgewater, Maryland
    Did you find out an accurate weight?
     
  15. nopalfunk

    nopalfunk Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    MX City
    Hi, sorry but I have not, definitely is not heavier than a Fender Jazz Bass USA, however I hope to have an as we by tomorrow morning l.
     
  16. nopalfunk

    nopalfunk Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    MX City
    Price Drop again
     
  17. sic608

    sic608 Guest

    May 19, 2013
    Australia
    Can u put a pic of the front and back of the head stock?
     
  18. nopalfunk

    nopalfunk Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    MX City
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    Here there are, let me know if you need more pics
     

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  19. sic608

    sic608 Guest

    May 19, 2013
    Australia
    Very nice job there. Congrads on the wal too. Can i ask wat ur specs are? (Sorry too divert from the sale)
     
  20. nopalfunk

    nopalfunk Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    MX City
    No problem, thanks to ask
    These are the general specs

    Solid Mahogany Core
    Walnut Facings
    Multicoils pickups (Marko Ursing)
    ACG EQ01 preamp
    6 piece neck (mahogany and maple)
    Rosewood Fretboard
    Schaller tuners
    G&L bridge