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Protos bass for sale!

Ben's Protos bassRich ChaffinsComment
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Hey, everyone! Want to catch a deal on a sweet, handmade bass? Then read on! I built this one for my friend Ben a few years ago, and I'm lending a hand in helping him sell it. The original rosewood neck developed a severe twist after a year or so, so I built a brand new neck for it a couple of months ago. Ben has this to say about this 4-string Protos bass:

"The bass can produce a really versatile array of tones due to the Bartolini 5.1 9V preamp and Bartolini humbucker/J pickup configuration. A three band EQ with a parametric push/pull mid ensure that you can dial in any tone from an aggressive, Musicman style growl to a wide, fat P bass impression. The finish on the neck is smooth as silk and the spalted maple top is a real eye catcher. The Hipshot Ultralight high-ratio open gear tuners help prevent neck dive and the D-tuner on the low E string makes moving to alternate tunings a snap. I used this bass in contemporary worship, country and studio projects all with great results. The only reason I'm parting with this beauty is that my current touring gig requires a different vibe and I could use some other equipment that better suits a recording rig that I'm building."

The specs:

Swamp ash body w/ spalted maple top;

flamed maple neck with coal dust and oil finish, cocobolo fretboard and backstrap, abalone fret markers; bone nut;

Bartolini humbucker and J-Style pickups; Bartolini 5.1 preamp;

black hardware;

Hipshot Transtone bridge, Ultralite tuners and X-tender

Some pictures, then the original demo video:

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And the original demo video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11xebD4kmRo

Let me know if you're interested. Thanks for looking!

Jason's Apophis completed and demoed!

Jason's customRich ChaffinsComment
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Okay then. This one was finished up last month. Original post, complete with specs, here. The thing we did change was the model name. Working title Apollyon (mine, Greek for destroyer), final name Apophis (his, Greek translation of Apep, Egyptian god of darkness and chaos). Either way, bad news. ;) ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Really happy with the playability. Super-low action, nice thin neck (although I personally prefer big, chubby necks). The sheer amount of tones available is insane, also. 3 Guitar Logistics Diablo humbuckers with separate volume, tone, and on-off-parallel switch= sounds amazing AND super flexible. Here's the demo:

http://youtu.be/Dka1gjJZT8U

Check it, yo. Thanks!