Brubaker KXB 5 Extreme custom made in USA by Kevin Brubaker. Quite a rare bass, doubt there are many like this in the UK.
Price drop - £2000
Swamp Ash body
Features his interchangeable preamp system as demonstrated in the following link:
Bass comes with both Bartolini (18 volts) and a Mike Pope (9 volts) preamp modules. IF you wanted to replace the existing preamp in either module it is very simple to do so.
Modules can be changed in seconds with the click of a button on the back. Makes changing batteries quick and easy with no need for a screwdriver 🙂
In really good condition, a few signs of wear with 1 small ding on the body that I tried to show in the last pic.
DM me if interested!
I am based in Wolverhampton.
My feedback: https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/201607-feedback-for-dgrizzle17/
Thinning down the herd, so selling the basses I don't use.
FOR SALE OR (PARTIAL) TRADE BASED ON THE NEW RETAIL PRICE (€2000 EUROS) :
Quite rare ESH Impact 6 with new Bassculture pickups, new Haz Labs Smith/Fodera Clone preamp, new Schaller 2000 bridge and new Hipshot Licensed tuners.
The specifications :
Body : mahogany
Neck : bolt-on 5 pieces of European hard rock maple with 2 stripes of ebony
Fretboard : European hard rock maple
Headstock : ash veneer
Tuners : Hipshot Licensed
Frets : 24 Leduc sweet profile
Trussrod : 1 fully working
Bridge : Schaller 2000
Pickups : 2 Bassculture humbuckers wired in parallel with birdseyes maple covers (made to measure for me by Christoph Dolf in July 2018)
Preamp : Haz Labs Smith/Fodera Clone (18 Volts) with volume, blend, mids (800 Hz for that slap tone you are searching for years), stacked bass and treble
Strings spacing at bridge : 17 mm
Strings spacing at maple nut : 8,5 mm
Action at 12th fret : from 1,5 mm under the C to 2 mm under the B
Scale : 34 inches
Finish : satin including fretboard à la Fender
Weight : 5 kilos
Case : Gewa Bass Case ABS Premium (Hiscox like)
Year : 2005 (The last one made in Trier, ordered by a friend of mine)
Strings : LaBella Super Steps SS45-CB (29-128)
Todays price for a "similar" bass as Esh don't make 6 strings basses anymore : €2000 Euros !
The bass has been fully revised and set up last year by Christophe LEDUC who put some new frets and made his differential frets dressing, so it's ready for the next 20 years.
Non smoking environment, as usual.
Asking price is £999 GBP due to the rarity and very good condition of this bass.
The upgrades made have turned this original early years Esh bass into a great sounding all maple neck bass (no sound compression, which is quite rare for this type of neck, due to the perfect fretting), very versatile thanks to the pickups and the terrific 3 bands preamp (beware as there is a gain control inside turning anti clockwise and there can be loads of gain).
I'm the second owner of this bass and have made all the upgrades as it was deserving it.
Some links :
The pictures to see the real condition (under different lights), which shows only some little wear with a few dings and scratches, a mark at the rear of the neck, some scratches on the back plate, one neck screw not routed deep enough and one trace of paint at the heel of the neck, all in all nothing serious :
Super clean, full working order set of Hipshot Ultralites. 1/2 inch post size
These were bought from BassDirect a few years back. They’re £25 each to buy new.
Exact measurements are shown in the images.
Thanks for looking!
Call or text or BC message if you’re interested.