RYBSKI 8 Strings Octave Bass, unique bass made in 2016 as a special order for the Wooten Bass Camp.
Would prefer selling it, but, as it's a unique bass, trades are always welcome, especially for a fretless bass : 4, 6 or 8 (no octave strings) strings unlined are my preferences. Please take into account when proposing me a trade that this is a one off that would cost you around $4000 USD new, without the import taxes.
Asking price including shipping fully insured with tracking number to your place in these European countries (ask for other countries) : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding French overseas departments and territories), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom : £1675 GBP !!!
In fully working condition and in excellent overall condition.
Here are the specifications :
Body : 2 pieces mahogany core with book matched black walnut top and back
Neck : 5 pieces set neck made of rock maple + mahogany + 4 rosewood stripes
Fingerboard : rosewood with side dots
Frets : 24 (no wear at all)
Headstock : 4 + 4 shape (angled) with black walnut top
Pickups : 2 Bartolini's MM42CBJD3 (same pickups as early Lakland basses)
Preamp : ACG EQ01 5K
Controls on the first row from neck to bridge: stacked volume/blend, stacked low pass filter for the neck pickup with filter peak level/filter frequency, stacked low pass filter for the bridge pickup with filter peak level/filter frequency, passive tone
Controls on the second row from neck to bridge : stacked high pass filter for both pickups with treble level/ treble frequency, parallel/single coil/series (vertical) switch for the neck pickup, rear/front coil (horizontal) switch (reversed pickup, but not phase) for the neck pickup, parallel/single coil/series (vertical) switch for the bridge pickup, rear/front coil (horizontal) switch (reversed pickup, but not phase) for the bridge pickup
Tuners : Hipshot Ultralite
Bridge : Schaller 3D-8 fully adjustable (high and low strings separately)
Strings spacing at bridge : 19 mm
Nut : brass
Strings spacing at nut : 10 mm
Knobs : metal
Scale : 34 inches
Hardware colour : gold (except for the two rear/front coil switches)
Truss rod : 1 (fully working)
Finish : satin old way
Land of craftsmanship : USA
Serial number : none
Year : 2016
Weight : 4.4 kilos (on the light side for such a bass)
Action : from 1.5 mm under the G strings to 2 mm under the E strings at 12th fret (can go lower, but was perfect for me)
Will come with a used Warwick RockBag Premium Line and gold security locks .
Non-smoking environment as usual.
I'm only selling this bass because I can't find a register for it being a fretless player, and I only seem to be able to play Byrds tune with it.
This bass was originally fretless and with non sense switches. It's been converted to a fretted by a previous owner and I changed the switches to be able to use all pickups possibilities, it's perfectly balanced, absolutely no neck diving and such fun to play, even if you need a plane pilot licence to use the preamp and switches combinations !
Here is what Rybski wrote to the previous owner :
Here is the link to the ACG EQ01 : http://www.acguitars.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ACG_EQ01.pdf
The bass has been fully set up professionally by Christophe LEDUC. It has a new battery and has been fitted with a brand new set of Rotosound stainless steel round wound strings made out of two sets of Swing Bass 66 (20/40 - 35/60 - 35/75 - 45/95), which fit the bass to perfection.
What you see is what you get !
Look at the pictures taken under different angles to see the real condition : almost in new condition with very the few visible light dings photographed.
MXR bass octave deluxe
Good working order with a couple of chips to the paint.
Great tracking analogue octave with 2 blendable sub octaves (growl - OC2 style synthy sub and Girth much cleaner deep dub sub octave)
Also has mid switch to boost you dry signal mids to cut through the mix better.
Mids freq gain and centre are adjustable with internal trimmer and switch up to 18dB boost of either 450 or 800hz.