SOLD Xotic XB-2 Burled Maple over Ash, Ebony fingerboard. Series/Parallel coil tap.

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by scubaduba, Feb 21, 2020.


  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Price:
    $2480
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Michigan
    Country:
    United States
    This beautiful XB-2 has a swamp ash body with a highly figured maple burl top...3 piece maple neck, ebony board, with circle inlays. Ebony headstock laminate (front and back).

    I've always wanted to try one of these rarities and it does not disappoint. One of the most ergonomic basses I've played. Killer playability and tone but I probably shouldn't have bought it. I could use the cash more right now.

    It has Kent Armstrong pickups with the Xotic 3 band pre...series parallel switches (pull up on volume and tone to access) for the pickups and a passive active switch. The B string is explosive.

    19mm string spacing, and in excellent overall condition.

    There are a few dings/signs of wear here and there and the Kent Armstrong wording is coming off a little on the neck pickup. Comes with quality Gruv Gear Sliver case.

    This one also has the mid range frequency select dip switches on the electronics cavity on rear. See pic.

    A real beauty, it plays effortlessly with low action. Balance is superb. You don't see these all that often. A real unicorn in the bass world. Here's your chance.

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    Edit: Decided to put back on the market and lowered the price because I noticed the volume pot (which is also push/pull) is a bit loose. It is fully functional but acts a little funny sometimes. I want to be honest about that fact. Xotic sent me a link to the replacement pot which is like $5 and it should probably be replaced. Priced for quick sale. I know times are tough for many.

    $2800 $2480 + $50 shipping CONUS. PAYPAL is fine.

    As for trades, I'm primarily looking for a Ken Smith (plus cash from me to you). Might be interested in something else, you never know.

    Thanks for looking!
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2021
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  2. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Georgia
    I’ve never played an Xotic and don’t know anything about them, but that is one drop dead gorgeous bass!
     
  3. pedulla-2007

    pedulla-2007 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    texas
    Bass legend Carmen Rojas who is currently playing with Joe Bonamassa plays these incredible basses. I wish there was something in my collection you would trade for. I have one of these in a solid color, and their amazing strength lies in their preamps. Hoping the seller won't mind me posting this video? The bass player in this video played for world renowned artist "YANNI".
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2020
  4. Joebone

    Joebone Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    California Republic
    These are beautifully built basses - impeccable fretwork and construction; smart design. GLWTS.
     
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  5. BunchyMutt

    BunchyMutt Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2014
    Nashville, TN
    dang
     
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  6. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    A few have asked about weight. Just 8.8 lbs. according to digital bathroom scale. Superb balance too with no neck dive.
     
  7. Sweet Jesus !!!! beautiful !!!
     
  8. burgerdj

    burgerdj

    Dec 4, 2006
    Wow.
     
  9. 6tzguy

    6tzguy 6tzguy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Orange County, Ca.
    What a beaut!!!!
     
  10. [skyraider]

    [skyraider] Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2014
    PM sent
     
  11. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    I've come to my senses. I'd be crazy to sell this.
     
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  12. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Decided to put back on the market and lowered the price because I noticed the volume pot (which is also push/pull) is a bit loose. Fully functional but acts a little funny sometimes. I want to be honest that it is loose. Replacement pot is like $5 if you wanted to replace.

    I also decided to accept trades and would be interested in a Sadowsky Modern 5 or Devon 5 string.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2020
  13. pedulla-2007

    pedulla-2007 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    texas
    These basses are tone monsters!
     
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  14. impacs

    impacs

    Nov 12, 2012
    Largo, FL
    Beautiful bass to put it mildly.
    Two questions if I may, what is the scale length and what his the weight?

    Thanks
     
  15. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    34” scale; 8.8 lbs according to digital bathroom scale.
     
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  16. Hey bro...do you wanna sell the bass? Been
    Trying to message you for a few days and
    Got no response. Has the bass sold??
     
  17. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Ok. I had pulled this bass off the market... but alas. I need to sell it. Back on the market.
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2020
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  18. MikeBass

    MikeBass Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Royal, Oak, MI.
    Dude....you’re Killin me
    If I had the money....
     
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  19. Bo-Weevil

    Bo-Weevil Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    SW Ohio, USA
    PMd
     
  20. Bo-Weevil

    Bo-Weevil Supporting Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    SW Ohio, USA
    Is this still available???
     
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