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Gwilym

For sale: FBass BN5 (link to pictures added)
£1800

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Natural stained grain FBass finish, maple neck and [b]ebony board[/b] which is an optional extra.

Looking for a straight sale @ £1800, not really looking for trades.

Its the second F I've owned and they are superb basses, playability and tone. Modern looks, traditional sound, very flexible and musical preamp. Very difficult to get a bad sound from it.

Happy to keep it, but you can't keep them all, especially in a small flat!, so time to move on. I prefer the modern tones I get from my MTD and Groove Shoppe basses, although my band mates in the few rehearsals and 1 gig I did with the F preferred the BN5 to the MTD.

EDIT for more detail and pictures.

- weight is a shade under 9.8 lbs (4.435kgs) according to my digital kitchen scales
- ash body, maple neck, ebony fingerboard.
- more detail on standard spec of these instruments: [url="http://www.fbass.com/models/model/bn"]http://www.fbass.com/models/model/bn[/url]
- serial number ends in 0908, which I believe makes it a Sept 2008 bass.
- includes a brand-new Hiscox hard case which was bought in order to ship the bass to me. It's remained in the shipping carton ever since. Also some Warwick strap locks, which were already on the bass, and have probably replaced the original FBass strap buttons.
- the only other thing of note was that shortly after I received the bass, the neck pickup stopped working. FBass replaced the pickup FOC under warranty in exchange for the original failed part. All the replacement/electronics work was done by Martin Peterson at the Bass Gallery in Camden.
- bass is in very nice condition, but it has been a players bass, not a wall hanger, so it does have signs of honest wear - nothing ugly or off putting, and all difficult to get to show up in pictures. Speaking of which here are some initial shots from my phone:


[url="https://plus.google.com/photos/109910182563338742532/albums/5887443829141729265?authkey=CIPbx47c5cqZMA"]https://plus.google....=CIPbx47c5cqZMA[/url]

EDIT: I just priced this bass up on the FBass web site and it comes out at $3584. By my reckoning that would cost, once shipping and taxes are factored in, around £3000.

Cheers
G

Edited by Gwilym

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Is this the one I played back in Jack's garage? If so, this is an awesome bass and I so wish I could afford it. Have a bump instead.....

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[quote name='PTB' timestamp='1370474031' post='2101695']
Is this the one I played back in Jack's garage? If so, this is an awesome bass and I so wish I could afford it. Have a bump instead.....
[/quote]

Hi Paul, yes it is, and thanks for the bump. Link tp pictures now added...
Cheers
G.

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Lovely lovely :)

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I tried to send you a pm but they return blank on my side... Don't know if you received them in good shape... can you give me a message?

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[quote name='BASIC5' timestamp='1393781507' post='2384306']
I tried to send you a pm but they return blank on my side... Don't know if you received them in good shape... can you give me a message?
[/quote]
Pm received and replied, thanks!

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Bump, still here.
Played this today and it is very tempting to keep it.
Don't be fooled my the modern looks, its meant to sound like a 60s jazz.

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[quote name='andrewswj' timestamp='1398120390' post='2430756']
Great bass, great guy! Cheers Gwilym
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thanks Andrew, nice to meet you last weekend.

F still here bump, but depending on what other gear I sell first, it might be withdrawn... still up at the moment, and I'm still quite motivated to sell ;)

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