Jump to content
Lodekka

Kolstein Busetto travel bass, with gig bag and flight case, for sale
£3500

Recommended Posts

THIS IS NOW SOLD. THANKS FOR LOOKING. AND THANKS FOR ALL YOUR ENQUIRIES. 

 

 

This is the removable neck Kolstein Busetto travel bass that previously belonged to stalwart BassChat member Clarky.  I have owned it since 2013 and have decided to part company with it through lack of use.  I'm not a collector of instruments and prefer to move them on if I'm not playing them.  

15484249326042580243727305031110.thumb.jpg.21855800149a7aa2e25518071d3ffa53.jpgKolstein are advertising these basses at $6500, so I think my bass represents a bargain, especially if you consider postage and customs charges of having one sent to you in the UK. I reckon you'd be paying well over £6500 by the end of the process.

The Busetto is in very good condition and rather attractive with its hat-peg tuners, ebony fingerboard etc. The Kolstein Busetto travel basses are fully carved instruments and definitely a cut above the usual offerings. I do not really think of this as an EUB, but more as an acoustic double bass with a small body. 

I have only ever used this bass acoustically while playing with the Tim Kliphuis Trio, and can vouch for its acoustic tone and surprisingly good volume in a band setting. I realise that this probably isn't going to be most people's playing situation (especially if drums are in the equation), so I intend selling it with a pickup of some sort. A selection of pick-ups are available here to try with the bass. I know that at least one of the various options I have here works well with the bass through my GK combo, so I'm sure it won't be a problem.

I have made some adjustments over the last few years to improve playability a little and to accommodate the gut strings that are my playing preference. The instrument is currently strung with gut, but I intend putting something more 'usual' on now that it's to be sold. Probably Pirastro Obligatos or Thomastiks of some sort.  If you are a gut player and would like to try the instrument out, please let me know and I'll keep things as they are.

There is a flight case that accommodates the instrument (and its padded gig bag) when the neck is removed. This is an original Kolstein composite material case. It doesn't look like the cases currently showing on the Kolstein website, but is a much simpler shape, almost rectangular and with no bridge 'bulge'.

I'm having a massive clear out of all sorts of stuff at Percy Towers, so have decided to extend the process to many of my instruments and bass gear. Aside from the Kolstein, I am going to advertise a Hybrid Tineo wood Czech Ease bass, a couple of double basses (big old East German plywood, and a Japanese 5/8 size bass), my old Ampeg Baby Bass and some bass guitars. I will post a few more individual adverts for these items soon, so you can see what else is on offer.

I am in Edinburgh, which I'm aware may not be very convenient for many of you, but we do have excellent communications to the city, particularly via rail and air. I am happy to collect prospective buyers from the airport or station. 

If anyone wants to have the bass sent to them, I am happy to look into courier costs. In the recent past, I have used a local courier who specialises in transporting artworks and porcelain. He understands my concerns regarding the gentle handling of musical instruments, even when in good quality cases, and we have never had any problems.

I am happy to undertake sending this bass overseas. Please ask for a quote.

 

IMG_20190125_1345021.jpg

IMG_20190125_1350348.jpg

IMG_20190125_1345474.jpg

IMG_20190125_1350536.jpg

IMG_20190125_1347220.jpg

IMG_20190125_1347343.jpg

IMG_20190125_1344014.jpg

IMG_20190125_1347529.jpg

IMG_20190125_1344222.jpg

IMG_20190125_1348238.jpg

Edited by Lodekka
Item sold
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great bass from a superb player and wonderful man. Buy with absolute confidence here.

Edited by Rabbie
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great bass. I am now down to two, my Bryant and the Kolstein. They’re both keepers and the Kolstein gets a lot of compliments from fellow musos.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

I have chased a Kolstein Busetto for a while. What I tink I need is a travel bass to use plugged to an amp. 

I saw the pictures. I got curious about another travel accoustic upright bass also shown in the pictures. Iwas wondering if you could tell a bit about her.

 

Cheers and Merry X Mas,

 

Bruno Maia .'.

Edited by Bruno Maia

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.



  • Similar Content

    • By drewk_ie
      For sale is my beautiful Azola Bugbass EUB. This Azola is in fantastic condition, c/w stand and original case and documentation from Steve and Jill Azola. Maple Body and Neck, with a Rosewood fingerboard. Handmade in California.
      Had this on commission sale through a well known London shop, so now back to be sold by me direct, price drop to £1800.
      Thanks for looking.








    • By Higgie
      NS Design WAV4 EUB up for sale. It’s in good used condition, a couple marks but nothing major. Heavy duty tripod and gigbag included. Gigbag is a little ripped but still functional.
      I bought this 2 years ago, and its honestly been out of the gigbag less than 20 times. It has recently been serviced and setup, so is in excellent playing condition.
      Postage isn’t an option at this point. So collection from Chingford, NE London, or I can meet/deliver within 100 miles for cost of fuel








    • By basscki
      I bought this Stagg EUB some years ago on a whim and hardly ever used it.  It's been kept in a gig bag in a cool, dry, smoke free environment.
      Electrics work fine although I haven't tried the MP3 input.
      The only blemishes I can find are a few small marks on the head where it caught against a ceiling, and a crack in the paint/lacquer (see photo featuring my finger) that has been there since I bought it.  It is alongside the top of the joint between the neck and body, has not changed over the years, and the neck /body joint appears completely stable.
      Gig bag is in very good condition.
      I'll also include a DVD and lesson book of Jazz Upright Bass by Ed Friedland.
      Collection or meet up within a reasonable distance of Tunbridge Wells only I'm afraid as I wouldn't trust a courier with this due to its length and absence of hard packaging.







    • By loremil
      Price update: £8
      Selling this Hercules Folding Stand as it's a spare. Folds to fit in your gigbag, and when open can fit an both electric or acoustic basses and guitars (or other instruments which might require a stand!)
      Collection in London or shipment at buyer's expense. Thanks for looking!

    • By MDWagstaff
      Hi all, 
      For sale here is my Warwick Triumph Lite (Rockbass). It's hardly used but does have a couple of dings which I've included in the photographs. Comes with the body attachments. 
      Looking for £700 (oto) or maybe willing to trade for these basses:
      Yamaha BB of similar value
      Ibanez ATK 8 series (4 or 5 string) 
      Ibanez ATK700 with cash my way
      Price dropped from £700 to £600!
      Collection from Wigan or can meet within reason. 




×
×
  • Create New...