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SOLD ACG Krell 5 string bass SOLD
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For sale is this beautiful 5 string Krell bass by British luthier ACG. It is in absolutely immaculate condition. It is currently strung E-C (for chordal playing) but sounds wonderful in the conventional tuning B-C. This instrument has a real and unique quality. The workmanship and attention to detail is fabulous. An amazing sounding instrument with ACG pickups. It has a John East pre amp which further adds to the tonal qualities of the bass. Save more than £1000 on the cost of a new instrument.

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Lovely looking thing. What is the string spacing on this please?

Also, some details of where you are might help :D

 

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10 hours ago, Brother Jones said:

Blimey. Had I not just pulled the trigger on a different ACG 5, I'd be all over this. 

Incidentally, I believe this is 0239. Full spec here from Alan's site:

http://www.acguitars.co.uk/project/0239-krell-5/

It looks as though the bass has been modified from the spec there. The pre-amp no longer sports a stacked knob on the last control which means that it not the DFM 4K as listed in the spec on the ACG page. Would the OP care to comment?

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14 minutes ago, BigRedX said:

It looks as though the bass has been modified from the spec there. The pre-amp no longer sports a stacked knob on the last control which means that it not the DFM 4K as listed in the spec on the ACG page. 

Maybe:

15 hours ago, ThePapabull said:

 It has a John East pre amp which further adds to the tonal qualities of the bass.

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That's a pity. With a DFM pre-amp in there I might have been interested.

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I bought this direct from acg,  a great bass

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1 hour ago, fluffo said:

I bought this direct from acg,  a great bass

Did you specify what the bridge string spacing was then fluffo? If so, what is it?

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1 hour ago, Woodinblack said:

Did you specify what the bridge string spacing was then fluffo? If so, what is it?

Most 5 string ACGs are 18mm at the bridge as standard.

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This was a stock bass he made for the UK bass show a few yes back.

Alan's spec other than the equipment that he changed to a retro deluxe east as I didn't get on with the filters

 

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It is 18mm but there is a degree of adjustment.

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49 minutes ago, skelf said:

It is 18mm but there is a degree of adjustment.

A degree? What sort of adjustment - side to side adjustment?

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I used to own one of Alan’s early recurve 5’s. Still one of the most comfortable basses I’ve ever played and I shouldn’t have sold it. I miss it dearly. GLWTS :)

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8 hours ago, Woodinblack said:

A degree? What sort of adjustment - side to side adjustment?

Yeah, there's wriggle room on those Hipshot saddles, side to side.

You might manage to get it down to 17mm maybe?

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