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Picked this up a couple of months back to have another try with five strings. Not sure what I was thinking because I struggle with four so in light of some recent purchases I think I will move this on.
The Good Points
It's a good, solid 5 string bass which punches above it's weight. Body is Bubinga wood, fingerboard is Rosewood. The neck is super flat and really nice to play. Hardware and pickups are by Wilkinson. The four pots are Volume, Tone, Bass, and Pickup Blend.
The Bad Points
It has a few marks and dings (the previous owner toured Europe with it) but nothing major, just general, light, wear and tear.
When I picked it up, it had a really low output, and the pickup blend pot was crackly when adjusted. On inspection, the battery had leaked and corroded the battery clip, so I replaced that and stuck in a new 9v which sorted the output issue. I haven't gotten around to fixing the pot yet. It may just need a squirt of cleaner, or it may need a replacement soldering in, both of which should be pretty simple and are reflected in the price.
Price is £125. This does not include shipping but does include a crap Fender gig bag to carry it home in. Shipping could possibly be arranged. I have a box, and can upgrade to a better more padded gigbag, but this will push the price to £160.
I would also consider a trade for a high end (Mono, Sadowsky) gig bag with money either way.
Socially distanced collection or viewing is welcome, as is PayPal if fees are covered.
Any questions, please ask.
!!! SOLD !!! ACG Finn R Type Fretless 5 Custom Spec Level, November 2014, £1895 GBP delivered (see ad) !!!By Hellzero
Due to the Covid-19 situation and severe back problems (67% officially disabled because of it) plus right shoulder injury (non-operable capsulitis from which, after more than 3 years, I will never fully recover), I'm selling all my basses over 4 kilos and also the ones I'm not really using. I've also considerably lowered the price for a quick sale.
ACG Finn R Type Fretless 5 Custom Spec Level, November 2014.
NO TRADE !
NON NEGOTIABLE PRICE !
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 : £1895 GBP !!! (new price is way more than £3000 GBP and some time to have it finished...)
Shipping to United Kingdom is, of course, possible, but with an extra customs fee (VAT + other taxes + courier fee), because U.K. is now outside EEC.
Fully working and in excellent condition.
Here are the specifications :
Body : black limba
Top and back : thick flamed redwood with two black accent veneers
Neck : set in with a small tone block of Macassar ebony, 5 pieces of, from center to external side, Macassar ebony, ash and wenge (asymmetrical profile and fast neck, think JP Basses or MTD)
Fingerboard : thick (7 mm) flat radius acrylic impregnated Birdseye maple with a black accent veneer
Positions : 26 with partial fret lines and Luminlay side dots
Headstock : angled 3 + 2 shape with flamed redwood top and back and two black accent veneers
Pickups : 2 x ACG FB humbuckers
Preamp : Richter BassXX 3BP-CC (filter based)
Controls : volume, blend, stacked bass and treble with active/passive push-pull, stacked mids (cut/boost + frequencies sweep), passive tone (only working in passive mode)
Tuners : Gotoh Res-O-Lite GB-350
Bridge : Hipshot "A" Style
Strings spacing at bridge : 19 mm
Nut : ebony
Strings spacing at nut : 9 mm
Knobs : Richter-Warwick
Scale : 35 inches
Hardware colour : black
Truss rod : one double action
Finish : satin finish that has become shiny over the years
Land of craftsmanship : United Kingdom (Scotland)
Serial number : 0172
Year : November 2014
Weight : 4.680 kilos
Action : from 1.5 mm under the G string to 2 mm under the B string at 12th position (can go lower, but was perfect for me)
Will come with the original Hiscox hard case (2 keys inside), a set of Dunlop black Straplok (used) and the Luminlay torch.
Non-smoking environment as usual.
The bass has been fully set up professionally. It has received a new battery and has been fitted with a brand new set of La Bella White Nylon Tape Wound 750T-B-XL strings (50 - 65 - 85 - 105 - 135T).
Certainly one of the best fiver fretless around. Top luthier build quality (Alan Cringean aka @skelf is in the top ten, for sure) and a sound to die for. The neck is a pleasure to play and the sound has tons of mwah. The original preamp was an ACG EQ-01 (there's a mistake on the website confirmed by Alan himself), then @Bass Wielder put a John East Uni-Pre and I removed it to put a Richter BassXX 3 bands preamp (filter based too, but with fixed frequencies except for the mids), which, to me, suits the bass better, making it easier to dial in the sound you want and having a full real passive path. The La Bella White Nylons are simply perfect for this bass (and any fretless, by the way) as they allow you to make very fast slides and also small accents with dramatic effect. There is absolutely no neck diving.
I'm only selling it due to my health problems as it's really too heavy for my broken back.
Link to this very ACG page : http://www.acguitars.co.uk/project/0172-finn-r-type-fretless-5/
Link to the Richter BassXX 3BP-CC : http://www.richter-ee.de/preamps1.html
Link to the La Bella strings fitted : https://www.labella.com/strings/category/5-string-white-nylon-tape-bass/
What you see is what you get !
Look at the photos taken under different angles and light to see the excellent condition of this bass. Some very minor scratches and very small dings impossible to photograph, except for the two obvious dings photographed that were already there when I got it.
Here is the link to the 45 photos in high resolution, plus some of the work in progress : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1B8nKp4jd9M-0fXHwkpQAiz4FYEaeNpKr?usp=sharing
Don't hesitate to ask for more.
LAST PRICE DROP £1250
Gorgeous Bass made in Switzerland, by great luthier Tino Tedesco ():
Body Ash with tonal Chambers
Neck quartesawn maple
Fingerboard birdseye maple
Hipshot Tuners - Dunlop Straplocks - Pickup X-EMG Active
Beautiful Overwater fretless bass, custom made for the original owner around 2005.
The bass has a stunning quilted maple top and a nice green/blue burst finish. The fretboard is made of ebony. It's an active bass.
There are several cosmetic damages to be found around the bass; dents, scratches, missing paint chips; battle scars. The fretboard shows signs of use but is definitely in very good condition. All hardware and electronics function like they should. The bass plays very well and has plenty of the mwah you want from a decent fretless.
An original, high quality Overwater gigbag/softcase is included.
Trade or partial trade negotiable. I am mainly interested in a Music Man Sabre or a good precision Bass, avri fender strat or nice offset model, vintage duo sonic...
I am located in the Netherlands, but happy to ship at buyers risk (insured, well packed)
For Sale £1500 shipped.Final price drop.
Roscoe Century 4 Fretless.
Roscoe have built a reputation over 30 years of making some of the finest custom basses in the USA. Here is a Century shape bass with an beautiful quilted maple top over a resonant Spanish Cedar body, a Diamondwood fingerboard and three piece maple neck. The bass is finished off with a Bartolini 3 band preamp with switchable low/high mid for great control over fretless tones adding either more or less honk or more or less warmth and the superb Bartolini JJ pickups in the JB position for a really inspirational bass full of punchy tones with real depth, control and plenty of mwaaah!
Three piece Spanish Cedar Body
Flamed Maple top
Finish - Amberburst satin
Three piece Maple neck with contrasting stringers
Fingerboard - Lined Black Diamondwood (resin, pressure impregnated wood)
Bartolini 3-band pre amp with volume, pan, treble/bass stack, mid/mid freq select push/pull (250/800hz)
Bartolini JJ Pickup in the JB position
Black ultralight Gotoh tuners
Black Hipshot B style bridge in Aluminium
Strings: D'Addario EXL Nickel 45 - 105
TKL Pro Case (soft)
Weight: 3.7kg/8lb 1oz