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*** SOLD *** Chowny SWB-1 Fretless
£280
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The annual (and very reluctant) clear-out continues with this 2017 example in the now very rare & collectible (believe me, it's true :on_the_quiet:) mint green, or possibly Seafoam blue, or perhaps turquoise, or anyway a colour that is no longer available from Chowny.

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This is the example that Steve Chown took to NAMM (Anaheim, California) for the Jan 2018 show and then to the LBGS (London, England) for the Mar 2018 show, so clearly it's a bass that Steve trusts to sell his wares to both the trade and the public. 

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I was lucky enough to play this bass at both shows. I nearly bought it at NAMM but the aggro of bringing it back to London put me off. When I found it on his stand in London two months later, I couldn't resist.

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Trouble is, I bought it for a project that I was trying to get off the ground at the time, and - no, seriously, I mean it - the project failed to launch. It's a dreadful shame and so on, but the reality is that I can't really justify hanging on to this.

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As you can see, the bass is in mint (see what I did there?) and flawless condition, the strings little played by comparison with a regularly gigged bass. It is also, as they say, 'priced to sell'.

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The bass can be collected from Harrow (NW London) or at a meet-up somewhere between there and the West End. Alternatively, and given that this is a budget instrument, I'd have no qualms in entrusting it to a decent courier. My experience is that we'd be looking at about £20 for P&P. 

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Please note that this bass does NOT have a gigbag. 

 

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One of the few basses you can accurately describe as 'mint' regardless of its condition 🙂  Very nice too btw, GLWTS.

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Nice colour 😉 I thought @Silvia Bluejay had banned you from selling any surf/seafoam green basses!!!! GLWTS but at this price it will be gone in hours, at worst days

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Hang on, hang on, I'm keeping the Mike Lull '54 P! A man doesn't need TWO surf/seafoam/turquoise/strangely greenish basses.

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I am so very very tempted by this even though I just bought a Chowny SWB-1 Pro Fretless from @vinorange about a week ago...

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And guess what Vin used those funds for ...

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46 minutes ago, Happy Jack said:

And guess what Vin used those funds for ...

To buy your Chowny SWB-1 Fretless?? Say it ain't so :D

 

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Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear.... I've been thinking bad thoughts about having a fretless again..

Please tell me you wouldn't be prepared to schlep it to Hackney when I play there in April...

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39 minutes ago, anzoid said:

To buy your Chowny SWB-1 Fretless?? Say it ain't so :D

 

No ... to buy my modded Precision!

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15 minutes ago, TheRev said:

Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear.... I've been thinking bad thoughts about having a fretless again..

Please tell me you wouldn't be prepared to schlep it to Hackney when I play there in April...

Hah! You might need to tell me which date you have in mind ... move to PM, cross-check, and doors to manual please.

 

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