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Rickenbacker 4003SPC Tuxedo White Star Bass, 1987

Rickenbacker 4003SPC Tuxedo White Star Bass, 1987

Here is a limited edition rarity from 1987 – a Rickenbacker 4003 Tuxedo White Star bass, one of approximately 120 built during that year; some reports say 100 were built. The model 4003 bass was introduced in 1979 to improve the model 4001 and in particular to strengthen the dual truss rods for use with round wound strings. The Rickenbacker 4003 Tuxedo or White Star bass is based closely on the 4003 and was built only during 1987.

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Price: $3,899.00 CAD
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Rickenbacker 4001FL Fretless Maple Glo 1978

Rickenbacker 4001FL Fretless Maple Glo 1978

Only available as a special order during the 1960s and based closely on the base 4001  model, the Rickenbacker 4001FL was offered from 1968 until the 4001 was discontinued in 1989. The key differences between the 4001 and the Rickenbacker 4001FL are in the fingerboard and binding. Naturally, the bound Padouk fingerboard is fretless, but is not a modified fretted board. Some builders will use a fretted board, filling the slots with veneer, giving visible markings an an aid to intonation.

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Price: $2,500.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH Bass Burgundy, 2011

‼️Reduced‼️ Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH Bass Burgundy, 2011

Introduced in 2003 and still in production, the Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5 HH Bass features active electronics for its pair of humbucking pickups. At its core, the Bongo bass draws from the classic, proven bolt-on designs developed during the early 1950s. However, it is considerably more advanced and available in 4, 5 and 6 string versions, all with 24 frets. These are very versatile, reliable basses with a huge range.

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Price: $1,999.99 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ F Bass Fretless Bass, Maple and Poplar, 1982

‼️Reduced‼️ F Bass Fretless Bass, Maple and Poplar, 1982

This F Bass Fretless bass uses three woods – Flamed Maple for the neck, Poplar for the wings, and African Blackwood for the fingerboard. It uses a neck-through construction. For hardware, Schaller tuners are at the head, and a Leo Quan Badass bridge with a riser. Electronics are passive and consist of a Aguilar AG4J-HC pickup in the bridge position, paired with a Hi-A (High-Asymmetry) pickup in the neck position. This bass originally shipped with a Seymour Duncan Jazz pickup in the bridge position.

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Price: $1,895.00 CAD
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Rob Allen MB2 Fretless Bass Walnut, 2010

Rob Allen MB2 Fretless Bass Walnut, 2010

Here we have a Rob Allen MB2 Fretless Bass, built with a Walnut topped Mahogany body during 2010 at Allen’s shop in Fillmore, California.  Rob Allen designs and builds to his own preferences combining acoustic and electric tonalities. The Allen MB-2 bodies are semi-hollow, and use acoustic style bridges rather than massive metal units. The bridge itself is Rosewood, with a Bone saddle and a built-in Fishman transducer – there is also a volume control on the bridge itself.

Used
Price: $3,250.00 CAD
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Fender Jazz Bass Olympic White, 1965

Fender Jazz Bass Olympic White, 1965

The Fender Jazz Bass was launched in 1960 as part of an effort to capture the interest of serious jazz bass players still using upright acoustic instruments. The Jazz Bass was built until 1981, and has since been offered in a wide range of models based on the original concept. Here we’re treated to a Fender Jazz Bass in Olympic White finish, dating to 7 May 1965 and built at the Fender plant in Fullerton, California just after the company’s purchase by CBS.

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Price: $12,500.00 CAD
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Yamaha TRB 5 ii 5-String Bass Blue, 2000

Yamaha TRB 5 ii 5-String Bass Blue, 2000

The Yamaha TRB 5 ii is a very solid ‘monster’ bass, upgrading the previous TRB series to a long 35 inch scale length. The line has been built since 1989, and the ‘ii’ series until 2004. This example features a translucent blue finish and gold coloured hardware. The TRB design uses the familiar, reliable bolt-on concept and was first offered as a six-string model. 5 and 4 string versions followed quickly. The comfort-contoured body is Ash, with deep cutaways offering full access to the 3-piece laminated Maple neck. The neck joint is serious, with six bolts.

Used
Price: $950.00 CAD
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EBMM Classic Stingray 4 Bass Black, 2010

EBMM Classic Stingray 4 Bass Black, 2010

Here we’re looking at an EBMM Classic Stingray 4 bass in very nice condition. Its serial number dates it to March 23rd, 2010, and it was built at the Ernie Ball Music Man plant in San Luis Obispo, California. The body is Ash, and the neck is Maple; the two are connected with a long six-bolt neck joint for rock-solid stability. Controls are simple yet versatile, with an active two band EQ powered by a single standard 9-volt battery.

Used
Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass Rosewood Fingerboard Aged Natural

Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass Rosewood Fingerboard Aged Natural

The new Fender American Ultra Jazz Bass in seen here in the new Aged Natural finish, with new body contours, stock noiseless pickups, new electronics,  biflex truss rod, and a compound radius fingerboard!

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Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass Berlin Purple, 2015

Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass Berlin Purple, 2015

Here we are looking at a Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass in the 500/1 style during 2015 at the Hofner plant in Hagenau, about 35 km north of Nuremberg, Germany. The iconic violin body is Maple Laminate for feedback rejection, with a zero-fret equipped Maple neck bearing an Indian Rosewood fingerboard.  The bridge is Ebony.  This is a ‘1962’ style design but with ‘Rugby’ tuners.  For electronics,  twin “Staple” 511B pickups are installed and spaced normally, at the bridge and neck positions.  Controls are classic Hofner, with teacup knobs. 

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Price: $3,950.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Rickenbacker 4001S Bass FireGlo, 1973

‼️Reduced‼️ Rickenbacker 4001S Bass FireGlo, 1973

This Rickenbacker 4001S Bass Burgundy Glo dates to February of 1973 and was built, like all other Rics, at Rickenbacker’s facility in Santa Ana, California. It has clearly been played and used as intended, and is bright, resonant and crisp. 

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Price: $4,299.00 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Fretless Bass, 2000

‼️Reduced‼️ Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Fretless Bass, 2000

The Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Standard is one of three trim levels for three RB versions – with 4, 5 or 6 strings, and fretted or unfretted. These are a chambered design, the Standard with Cedar top, and Walnut for the sides and back. The bridge is Rosewood with Bone saddle. The neck is Maple with Indian Rosewood fingerboard and a faux-tortoise head plate and ‘R’ logo. This example dates to approximately 2000.

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Price: $1,600.00 CAD
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(Discontinued) Hofner HCT-500/1 SB Violin Bass Contemporary Beatle Bass

(Discontinued) Hofner HCT-500/1 SB Violin Bass Contemporary Beatle Bass

This HCT-500/1 Violin Bass is made in China, but utilizes the original German made Höfner HS11B ‘Staple-Top’ pick-ups with a control panel that includes 2 volume controls, 2 circuit breakers and Rhythm/Solo switches for volume Boost ! (Discontinued)

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Price: $1,299.00 CAD
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Fender Player Jaguar Bass Tidepool Blue 2018

Fender Player Jaguar Bass Tidepool Blue 2018

Here’s a cool new bass from Fender’s Player Series – the Fender Player Jaguar Bass. It’s built in Corona, Mexico and is affordably priced new take on a P-J bass with an offset body!
This new design starts with proven principles that deliver reliability and tonal versatility. A one-piece Maple neck is paired with an offset Alder body, and a P-J pickup set – that’s a Precision Bass style pickup, with a Jazz Bass bridge pickup with individual volume and master tone controls- handles the electronics. A fully adjustable Fender bridge and open-gear tuners complete the hardware.

New
Price: $849.00 CAD
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VOX V232 Violin Bass Sunburst 1966

VOX V232 Violin Bass Sunburst 1966

Coming to you straight from the 60’s, here’s a vintage 30 inch scale, solid body Vox V232 Violin Bass, made by EKO in Italy during 1966! In reaction to the popularity of the Hofner Beatle Bass but wanting to reduce feedback, Vox had these solid-body basses made and they were produced only during 1966.

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Price: $999.99 CAD
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2017 Godin Passion RG-4 Bass Guitar

2017 Godin Passion RG-4 Bass Guitar

Built at the Godin Premiere Atelier in Richmond Quebec, the Godin Passion RG-4 bass is an excellent rendering of the highly practical P-J bass concept.

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Price: $1,795.00 CAD
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2016 Jason Kiefte Custom Thinline Archtop Bass Guitar

2016 Jason Kiefte Custom Thinline Archtop Bass Guitar

When I first saw the Kiefte Custom Thinline Archtop Bass Guitar, I thought it looked familiar; it is based on the successful Douglas Harrison GB Model.

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Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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