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PRICE DROP FS/FT: Chris Larkin ASAP-DBass5 Custom 5 string headless fretless 32"
£2000
High Wycombe

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Sadly i just don't use this very often...

Handmade in Ireland in 2017 by Chris Larkin (RIP), complete one-off ASAP-DBass5. Strung E-C, 32" scale, RMC piezos and preamp plus Lace Alumitone pickup. It has a 300 year old Irish Oak top, sycamore and cedar body, neck is a 9 piece laminate of hard maple, flamed maple and walnut stringers with carbon fibre rods either side of the trussrod, fretboard is rocklite (indistinguishable from ebony; ebony is endangered and Chris was very hot on sustainable manufacturing) , ABM tuners, 18mm string spacing. Currently has a mute fitted (non permanent, uses non-marking double sided tape and there are definitely no marks when it's off) but can easily be removed - I might keep the mute actually. One thing to be aware of is that my name is on the label that Chris put inside the soundhole; sadly I'm a nobody but you can always pretend I'm some famous but obscure Brazilian jazz bassist...

Comes with hard case - this is actually a Thomann 335 case that Chris customised with foam to make it fit perfectly. Also comes with an unworn Chris Larkin guitars t-shirt (size medium).

Sounds and plays fantastic but i just don't play it often enough - i use my NS design upright for all my fretless needs.

Cost me over €3k so am thinking around £2k but am open to offers. Ideally looking for a sale but could be convinced by a trade, only really play 5 string but might be tempted by a nice Precision (would have to have ashtrays and not be 3TSB) - I play a bit of guitar as well so could potentially be convinced by something nice.

 

PRICE DROP to £1800

Happy to answer any questions, would be happy to send all the build photos to any new owner as well.

Bass is in high Wycombe and i strongly encourage an in person visit to try it out. Could meet at a mutually agreed convenient location as well. Shipping is possible as well.

Pics are here:

https://postimg.cc/gallery/23029t8hc/

Spec sheet:

https://postimg.cc/gallery/12pxfsw4w/

 

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 Picture was removed for some reason....

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Just a quick thought chap...edit first post and remove " feeler " and  " possible " as some see that and dont bother reading any further

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I had the pleasure of meeting Chris many times and owned one of his basses too for a while. Is quality and choice of wood is fantastic. Unfortunately there will be no more made so its great to see these come up from time to time

GLWS

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2 hours ago, pluckedout said:

Don't know what's happened to them but I've reuploaded here: feel free to message me if you want any more sent via email.

 

https://postimg.cc/gallery/2ygc73l34/

 

 

No pics there either.

Wny not just load them straight off your PC to basschat ?

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The pics show on that link for me...strange. I don't have a PC that's easily accessible (boxed up) and the pics are on my phone. However, think I've managed to attach one here

20190921_132033.jpg

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What an extraordinary bass. A couple of decades ago I discussed with Chris making something very similar. Sadly I chickened-out.

Best wishes for the sale!

P

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Are there markings on the side?  Dots? lines? on fret positions or in between?  Any idea how much it weighs? (Oak is heavy stuff)

Thanks 

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Hi, yes it has maple inlay lines on fret positions on side of FB and dots between them. It weighs 3.9kg - bear in mind only the top is oak.

 

HTH

 

 

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OK, thanks.  The Lines are a dealbreaker for me I’m afraid, I just find them too confusing as I’m used to just a few dots (or nothing on the upright).  Looks a nice bass, I’m sure someone will love it.

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