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Azola Lightning Bug Upright Electric Bass, 2009

Azola Lightning Bug Upright Electric Bass, 2009

Azola Lightning Bug Basses – and other Azola Electric Upright Basses or EUB’s – were built from 2001 at the Azola shop in California until Azola ceased production in 2010. Azola started building in 1994 with a rebuild of the classic Ampeg Baby Bass. While putting together his Baby Bass prototype, Azola thoughtfully approached Ampeg for authorization. The results were positive – not only was Ampeg supportive, but when they decided to formally re-issue the classic Baby Bass, they asked Azola to build them!

Used
Price: $1500 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. 

Vintage
Price: $4299 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Fender Jazz Bass 1975 Reissue Natural, 2001

‼️Reduced‼️  Fender Jazz Bass 1975 Reissue Natural, 2001

The Fender Jazz Bass used the same proven Fender construction, with an Alder or Ash body and bolt on Maple neck. At 1960, Fender was learning how to add Rosewood fingerboards to their necks, and this was partly to win Gibson players over. The Jazz Bass had the new ‘offset’ body style, and a pair of single coil pickups. The earliest models used two concentric pots, each controlling volume and tone for one pickup. This soon gave way to the modern layout, of two volumes and one master tone control.

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Price: $1250 CAD
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Hofner Gold Label 500/1 Violin Bass Natural, 2014

Hofner Gold Label 500/1 Violin Bass Natural, 2014

The Hofner Gold Label series, introduced at NAMM in 2013, features the highest quality German components, with custom colours and pickup combinations. You can even get a 3-pickup violin bass!

Used
Price: $3950 CAD
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Hofner Cavern Bass LH 500/1 1961 Reissue Sunburst, 2015

Hofner Cavern Bass LH 500/1 1961 Reissue Sunburst, 2015

Here’s something a little different – a Hofner Cavern Bass LH, the left handed version of the classic 500/1 violin bass!

Used
Price: $3950 CAD
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‼️Reduced‼️ Fender Sting Precision Bass Sunburst, 2004

‼️Reduced‼️ Fender Sting Precision Bass Sunburst, 2004

The Fender Sting Precision Bass is based on the 1953 bass used by Gordon Sumner – Sting – on his recording and performances with The Police and solo work. It was built between 2001 and 2013 at the Fuji Gen plant in Matsumoto, Japan for Fender Japan. Introduced in 1951, the Fender Precision bass is a landmark instrument, and influenced the way that music is performed and presented. Easily and consistently providing a precise pitch – hence the ‘Precision’ name – was a new concept for bassists, who all used upright, acoustic fretless instruments.

Used
Price: $1299 CAD
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