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Sold- Chapman MLB1 DHFF Dave Hollingworth Signature Fanned Fret/Multiscale Bass - Samples added - Price Drop!
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So, after sitting in its case mostly since I purchased on here earlier this year, I’m thinking of letting this beast go.

This is a stunning unique little bass, built by Chapman for Dave Hollingworth from Toska.  It’s a 4 basically designed to be drop tuned, fanned fret 35 - 32.75 (same ratio as a Dingwall, just shorter (more sensible!) scale length overall).  Obviously, due to it only being 35 max, it’s fantastic in E standard too, indeed that is how it’s currently tuned!  It’s very Warwick esque in its build, fancy woods and a wonderful curved body.  Sounds really nice, super articulate.  Full specs below.

Looking to pick something up more traditional so I’m moving this on.  It’s in great condition, just a nick near the bottom shown in the pics. Comes with its full hard case.  
 

£1,500 new, now discontinued, not sure how many were made in the end but they are hard to find.  

 

FULL SPECIFICATION

HEADSTOCK Angled Serekh Headstock
TUNERS Wilkinson 
STRING NUT 38mm Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL Bass Nut
NECK Wenge With Ovangkol Pinstripes with Oil Finish
NECK JOINT Neck-Through
NECK SIZE
WIDTH:   NUT  38mm    26F  59.52mm
THICKNESS:     1F 20mm     12F  23mm
PROFILE:   C Shape
TRUSS ROD  
FRETBOARD Wenge Fretboard with Rolled Edges
FRETBOARD RADIUS 200mm
FRETS 26 Jumbo Bell Bronze Frets 
FRET MARKERS Glow-in-the-Dark Side Dots
12TH FRET INLAY Gold Infinity
SCALE LENGTH 832mm to 889mm (~32.76” to 35”) Multi-Scale
BODY TOP Mapa Burl Body Back Wood Only with Arched Front & Back with Oil Finish
BODY BACK Ovangkol with Oil Finish
BODY CARVES Rear Tummy Cut, Rear Lower Spoon Cut, Rear Heel Contour
BRIDGE Chapman Single String
NECK PICKUP
Bartolini 9CBJD-S1 Jazz Single Coil (Passive)
MAGNET:  Ceramic  OUTPUT:  8.21k ohms 
BRIDGE PICKUP
Bartolini 9CBJD-L1 Jazz Single Coil (Passive)
MAGNET:  Ceramic  OUTPUT: 8.9k ohms 
CONTROLS Master Volume (250k) with Treble Bleed Circuit, Blend Control (250k) Knob, Master Tone (250k)
STRAP BUTTONS Chapman Strap Locks
STRINGS Daddario NYXL 
CASE Chapman Pro Hard Case

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12 hours ago, Thunderbird said:

That is pretty cool glwts 

Cheers buddy.

Had a few requests for sound samples.  I recorded these two 60 second covers a few months ago.  Obviously aiming for a particular tone in these but it does excel in this area.  Andertons did a good demo of its clean tone as well.

 

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Any trades? Partial or whole?

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Trades potentially depending whats offered, cash either way possible.  DM any offers please though!

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Are you sure you can sell this bass ? Looks like your son/daughter is not really ready to let this one go 🤣

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Just now, DanTM said:

Are you sure you can sell this bass ? Looks like your son/daughter is not really ready to let this one go 🤣

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Haha!  I realised this after posting last night, that is indeed my 2 year old daughter not quite ready to let it go!

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On 06/10/2020 at 12:07, Kev said:

Cheers buddy.

Had a few requests for sound samples.  I recorded these two 60 second covers a few months ago.  Obviously aiming for a particular tone in these but it does excel in this area.  Andertons did a good demo of its clean tone as well.

 

Great tone what is the recording set up? Great looking bass and GLWTS 

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48 minutes ago, bassbora said:

Great tone what is the recording set up? Great looking bass and GLWTS 

Thank you!  Nothing too complex, Chapman > Darkglass Pre with IR Di > Focusrite Interface > Logic. That’s about it 🙂

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A note to international buyers, I’m looking for a UK sale only at the moment.  And again, trade offers by PM only please :) 

Have another pic...

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It is actually similar to the Dingwall Super scale (35-32” for the five string version). Intriguing instrument!

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2 hours ago, therealting said:

It is actually similar to the Dingwall Super scale (35-32” for the five string version). Intriguing instrument!

that’s true! Most other multiscales I’ve seen have a much more subtle fan range (Ibanez, Strandberg etc) and that just feels gimmicky, as what’s a 1/4 inch going to do to a string.  3/4 between each string on this and Dingwall’s and it does make a difference, pleasingly so for the thinner strings too for sure.

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44 minutes ago, Remco said:

Hi, Still UK shipping only?

 

Regards,

Remco from the Netherlands.

Happy to ship to Netherlands at cost 🙂

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Someone buy this please....GAS.......coming around the corner..........GLWTS, great playing as well

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3 hours ago, ProfJames said:

Someone buy this please....GAS.......coming around the corner..........GLWTS, great playing as well

Cheers, let me know if I can twist your arm 😉

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Just now, Kev said:

Cheers, let me know if I can twist your arm 😉

If only Kev!  Shouldn't even be buying another bass before saving for a permanent place to live!!!!  It is stunning though and great playing mate, well done.

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bump for the weekend!  Buy this weekend, delivered to you on Tuesday for free 😁

Make me a cash offer (DM only), worst I can say is no 😉

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