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❌ SOLD ❌ Kubicki Factor Bass Fretless Conversion Black, 1990


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The Kubicki Factor Bass appeared as a limited production item in 1983. Once one of the first built was used by John Taylor of Duran Duran during a Saturday Night Live appearance, demand rose sharply. These basses were built in Santa Barbara, California.
By the late 1980’s, demand was so high that Kubicki entered into a licensing contract with Fender and from 1989 to 1991 the Factor bass was built at the Fender Custom Shop in Corona, California. Once the contract expired, hand-building resumed. Philip Kubicki died in 2013 in New Hampshire.

Here we have a Kubicki Factor Bass in 4-string format, with the Drop D Tuner. It dates to February 1990, and bears the Fender Custom Shop logo on the back of the head. Some time ago it was converted to fretless, and later the slots were filled. The action is set to 6/64ths across the board.

The body is maple, with a distinctive offset waist design and tuners at the tail. The neck is a headless design with an integrated Drop D tuner lever, and is made from laminated maple for stability and strength. The truss rod adjuster is at the very end of the headstock.

The proprietary bridge with integrated tuners works very well, and tuning is smooth and accurate. The pickups and 18v (two 9v batteries) are original and working.

This bass is sold without case.

Price: $2,499.99 CAD
View Spec Sheet (PDF)
  • Model: Factor Bass
  • Year: 1990
  • Finish Gloss Black
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 2134 02 90
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 04/04/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Instrument Weight: 9.95lbs 4.52kg
  • Scale Length: 32in 812.8mm
  • Nut Width: 1.53in 38.8mm
Kubicki Website View Spec Sheet (PDF)

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