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REDUCED!! Rickenbacker 4001 Bass Fireglo, 1975

REDUCED!! Rickenbacker 4001 Bass Fireglo, 1975

One of the iconic rock basses, the Rickenbacker 4001 bass was built as a two-pickup version of the 4000 bass, adding a neck pickup to the distinctive Cresting Wave body design by German luthier and designer Roger Rossmeisl. Built from 1961 to somewhere between 1983 and 1985 when it was replaced by the 4003 bass, the Rickenbacker 4001 bass features a Maple body and through-body Maple neck, with a bound and finished Indian Rosewood fingerboard.

Vintage
Price: $5,500.00 CAD $6,250.00 CAD
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Eminence Portable Upright Bass

Eminence Portable Upright Bass

Here’s something we see rarely – the Eminence Portable Upright Bass! This innovative instrument brings the tone and response of an upright bass into a foldable format, with the case not much bigger than a set of golf clubs. The Eminence Portable Upright is an acoustic / electric instrument, and takes lessons learned from the early days of electric guitar development when archtops were adapted with pickups. It was quickly discovered that electrifying traditional ‘solid wood’ construction has downsides, particularly in terms of feedback as volumes rise (as they will!).

Used
Price: $3,400.00 CAD
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Fender ’59 P-Bass Closet Classic Translucent White, 2001

Fender '59 P-Bass Closet Classic Translucent White, 2001

The Fender ’59 P-Bass Closet Classic was built as a part of the Custom Shop’s ‘Time Machine’ series, which includes ‘bought and stored’ to ‘heavily reliced’ replicas.

Used
Price: $3,300.00 CAD
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Fender Jazz V American Deluxe Sunburst, 2004

Fender Jazz V American Deluxe Sunburst, 2004

Built from 1995 to 2016, the Fender Jazz V American Deluxe bass had a significant hardware change in 2004, with new pickups and active electronics. Drawing from the classic Jazz Bass introduced in 1960, the 2004 Fender Jazz V American Deluxe uses an Alder body with a five-bolt neck plate connecting a wider, 12 inch radius Maple neck. Position marker dots are Mother of Pearl, and the truss rod adjuster is at the body end.

Used
Price: $1,999.00 CAD
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Fender P-Bass Refinish, 1963

Fender P-Bass Refinish, 1963

This Fender P-Bass has been around! Dating to 1963 and refinished during the 1980’s at the original Twelfth Fret location at 920 Kingston Road, the faux-tortoise pickguard has also been modified into two sections, the other components are original and it feels and sounds like an L-Series Precision bass.

Vintage
Price: $6,500.00 CAD
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BC Rich Mockingbird Bass Natural, 1980

BC Rich Mockingbird Bass Natural, 1980

Here we’re looking at a BC Rich Mockingbird Bass from 1980, in largely original and complete condition and with active electronics. Introduced in 1976 and built until 2009 through a number of company ownership changes, the BC Rich Mockingbird Bass featured neck-through construction, dramatic body styling, a Badass bridge made by Leo Quan, two sets of DiMarzio model P pickups, and custom active electronics designed in-house by Neal Moser.

Vintage
Price: $4,500.00 CAD
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Fender Precision Bass Sunburst, 1967

Fender Precision Bass Sunburst, 1967

Here is one of the cleanest vintage Fender Precision Basses we’ve seen in a while, dating to 1967 and with its original case, bridge and pickup covers. The Fender Precision Bass, introduced in late 1951 as a logical progression from Fender’s guitar design, has been hands down one of the most influential musical instrument designs in history.

Vintage
Price: $7,999.99 CAD
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Kay K5920 Single Pickup Thinline Bass Sunburst, 1962

Kay K5920 Single Pickup Thinline Bass Sunburst, 1962

The Kay K5920 Speed Demon hollowbody electric bass was one of the Kay company’s many instruments aimed at beginner to semi-pro players. In the late 1950’s when these basses appeared, advertising campaigns were still focused on convincing upright bass players to switch to electric. Kay guitars and basses were frequently found in the hands of Blues artists.

Vintage
Price: $1,850.00 CAD
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Fender Jazz Bass V American Standard Olympic White, 2012

Fender Jazz Bass V American Standard Olympic White, 2012

The Fender Jazz Bass V, as an American Standard version, was built from 1998 to 2000, then from 2008 to 2016. The American Standard name was dropped in 2017 to be replaced by the American Professional line. Despite being listed in catalogs as the “Jazz Bass V”, the “V” does not appear on the headstock logo of this instrument.

Used
Price: $1,700.00 CAD
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⚌Reduced‼ G&L L-2000 E Series Bass Sunburst, 2016

⚌Reduced‼  G&L L-2000 E Series Bass Sunburst, 2016

Introduced in 1980, the G&L L-2000 bass was one of Leo Fender’s last bass designs.   The first was the 1953 Fender Precision Bass and it’s hard to overstate its influence on how music is presented.  This example dates to 2016 at the G&L shop on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, and is in very good, clean original condition. It plays well, and the finish and frets have very little wear.

Used
Price: $1,850.00 CAD
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Fender Jazz Bass V American Standard Sunburst, 2016

Fender Jazz Bass V American Standard Sunburst, 2016

The Fender Jazz Bass V, as an American Standard version, was built from 1998 to 2000, then from 2008 to 2016. The American Standard name was dropped in 2017 to be replaced by the American Professional line. Despite being listed in catalogs as the “Jazz Bass V”, the “V” does not appear on the headstock logo of this instrument. The five-string bass seems to have appeared in 1965 as the short-lived Fender Bass V.

Used
Price: $1,500.00 CAD
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Gibson Les Paul Triumph Bass Natural, 1973

Gibson Les Paul Triumph Bass Natural, 1973

A wonderful rarity – a Gibson Les Paul Triumph Bass in natural finish! Introduced in 1971, the Triumph bass followed closely the Les Paul Bass, introduced in 1969.   The construction of the Gibson Les Paul Triumph bass is perhaps closest to the original Les Paul Custom, in that aside from the fingerboard, it’s entirely Mahogany including the carved top. No Maple cap! However, that’s where the similarities end, as the Les Paul and Triumph basses have low-impedance pickups and extra controls.

Vintage
Price: $2,450.00 CAD
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Hofner Gold Label Club Bass NOS Red, 2015

Hofner Gold Label Club Bass NOS Red, 2015

Here’ s a new, old stock 2015 Hofner Gold Label Club Bass in solid red! The Club Bass is also known as the 500/2 – the 500/1 is the iconic violin shaped ‘Beatle Bass’. This is a ‘Gold Label’ model, one of a limited edition in custom colour. These models are built at the primary Hofner plant in Hagenau, Bavaria and are not always easy to find available for sale.

New
Price: $4,200.00 CAD
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Fender Vintera ’60s Jazz Bass Sunburst

Fender Vintera '60s Jazz Bass Sunburst

The Fender Vintera 60’s Jazz bass is loaded with features from Fenders Golden era at a more affordable price point. This bass features a mid 60’s C shaped neck carve and a 7.25” radius. The maple neck has a Pau Ferro fretboard and vintage sized frets. The re-voiced 60’s single coil pickups have more of that authentic grit and growl that made the Jazz bass a legend. The open gear tuners, vintage saddles and three tone sunburst finish top really round out the classic aesthetic on this bass.

New
Price: $1,539.99 CAD
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Fender American Ultra Precision Bass Arctic Pearl

Fender American Ultra Precision Bass Arctic Pearl

The Fender American Ultra Precision Bass is the most advanced offering in their line catering to discerning players that want the most precision, high quality performance and tone. The Fender Precision bass is one of the most heard and recorded bass guitars in history and this version adds some modern features to this legendary tone machine. The alder body and maple neck combination delivers a familiar thump and fat note fundamental. New features include the new ultra-noiseless pickups in a PJ configuration. This gives you a standard precision pickup and a jazz pickup in the bridge position.

New
Price: $2,659.00 CAD
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Fender Player Precision Bass Maple Neck Black

Fender Player Precision Bass Maple Neck Black

Here we have the Fender Player Precision Bass – a straight ahead continuation of the classic, ultra versatile, durable and reliable solidbody bass that started it all.  The Fender Precision bass, introduced in 1951, has become the most recorded bass and has been used on countless shows, sessions, and recordings in virtually all genres.  Built at Fender’s plant in Ensenada, Mexico and  following the original materials choice with an Alder body and Maple neck with rear-mounted truss rod and Walnut ‘Skunk Stripe’, the Fender Player Precision Bass offers a great quality bass at an affordable price.

New
Price: $999.00 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!

New
Price: $2,729.99 CAD
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