New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2 $SOLD

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Re: New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2

Post by David Searle Guitars » 18 Nov 2015, 11:42

Here it is! I finished this single cut #2 model a few weeks ago and showed it at the Melbourne GTG.

The specs on this bass are:
Scale:35"
Body: Alder with a highly figured blackwood top with double veneer pinstriping
Neck: Two piece Maple with an ebony board (20" radius). Mother of pearl hand engraved twelfth fret marker with sterling silver dot positions markers on the front and side of the fretboard. Headstock decorated with matching blackwood veneer and pinstriping.
Fretwire: Small (banjo)
Nut: Brass
Tuners: Gotoh
Bridge: Hipshot A style 18mm spacing
Pickups: Nordstrand Humbuckers (parallel A5)
Preamp: Glockenklang 3 band

Price: $3800

So now some pics!
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Re: New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2

Post by David Searle Guitars » 18 Nov 2015, 11:43

And some more..

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Re: New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2

Post by David Searle Guitars » 18 Nov 2015, 11:44

And more shots...

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Re: New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2

Post by David Searle Guitars » 18 Nov 2015, 11:45

and a few more...

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Re: New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2

Post by David Searle Guitars » 18 Nov 2015, 11:51

and a couple more..

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So there it is!

This bass has a heap of articulation and clarity in its sound, which is also big and thick due to the Nordstrand humbuckers. The deep cutaway in the rear enables the player access all the way to the top of the fretboard and the weight of the instrument is very reasonable mainly due to the use of alder in the body.

Cheers, David.

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Re: New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2

Post by drbass » 18 Nov 2015, 11:54

Not enough pix, David, do you have a couple more?

Beautiful instrument!!!

Can't wait to getting jiggy with my next builds after this.

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Re: New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2 $SOLD

Post by Classic5 » 23 Nov 2015, 18:28

Congratulations to the new owner of this stunning bass :thumbup:
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Re: New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2 $SOLD

Post by drbass » 23 Nov 2015, 18:35

Classic5 wrote:Congratulations to the new owner of this stunning bass :thumbup:
???

Is it who I think it is? Is it possible I'll be catching up with that person on Saturday?

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Michael
- Kermit 6 fanned, Kermit Gaia 6 fretless, Kermit Rockmachine 5, Manta 5, ME1/5, Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3
- EBS OctaBass, Boss MS-3, Line6 G50

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Re: New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2 $SOLD

Post by Wwolof » 23 Nov 2015, 18:57

Classic5 wrote:Congratulations to the new owner of this stunning bass :thumbup:
Couldn't agree more!

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Re: New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2 $SOLD

Post by Classic5 » 23 Nov 2015, 20:21

drbass wrote:
Classic5 wrote:Congratulations to the new owner of this stunning bass :thumbup:
???

Is it who I think it is? Is it possible I'll be catching up with that person on Saturday?

Regards,
Michael
I really have no idea. I dont think its the person you're thinking of :shrug:
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Re: New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2 $SOLD

Post by basshack » 23 Nov 2015, 20:48

I don't think its the person he's thinking of either but whomever it is they have good taste.
... dial in some "J" to angry it up!

Got gear but little talent!

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Re: New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2 $SOLD

Post by Classic5 » 23 Nov 2015, 21:15

basshack wrote:I don't think its the person he's thinking of either but whomever it is they have good taste.
Funny that.......I thought he was talking about you. We're really getting nowhere with this. It remains a mystery.
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Re: New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2 $SOLD

Post by basshack » 23 Nov 2015, 21:31

Not walnut and not wenge so not me.
... dial in some "J" to angry it up!

Got gear but little talent!

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Re: New single cut 5 string bass (PLB5-SC) No.#2 $SOLD

Post by drbass » 24 Nov 2015, 07:43

My apologies, gentlemen,

I totally missed the "SOLD" in the title and made assumptions - which means mostly an a.. of me ... . Oh well.

General comment: can't go wrong with a DJS product!!

Regards,
Michael
- Kermit 6 fanned, Kermit Gaia 6 fretless, Kermit Rockmachine 5, Manta 5, ME1/5, Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3
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