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‼️Reduced‼️ Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Fretless Bass, 2000

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The Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Standard Fretless Bass is part of Turner’s innovative line of thin, lightweight basses designed to produce tones from acoustic to solid rock!

Rick Turner has had a varied and interesting career. Starting with an learning repairs in Boston, he moved to New York City where his band came to the point of breaking – and broke up. Moving to Marin County just near the Grateful Dead, Turner started back into repairs and building, in particular low impedance custom pickups. That quickly led to the founding of Alembic. After some years, Turner left, worked with Gibson for a time, and again has his own shops.

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. However, it does not have a serial number visible – on the Fretted version the serial is stamped in two sections, on the upper facets of the headstock. It plays quite well and has an excellent fretless growl.

For electronics, Turner uses the D-Tar system with an under-saddle element and top-bout mounted controls.

This instrument is sold without case but gig bags are available.

Here is Turner Guitars on the Rick Turner Renaissance RB4 Standard Fretless:

“These basses provide a rich palette of tones from realistic upright to cutting rock.

The Renaissance series delivers a much broader frequency range than traditional basses. Models include a four-string 34″ scale and a five-string and six-string 35″ scale with fretted or fretless fingerboards.

Thomastik-Infeld Acousticore or Jazz Flatwound strings deliver melodic, punchy tones right down to a thunderous low B. All in a bass weighing in at less than 5.5 pounds!

Constructed like true acoustic instruments, with bent sides and a braced tone wood top and back, the Renaissance series truly represents the best way to achieve acoustic tone plugged in.

The construction feature that sets our instruments apart is the Western Red Cedar center block that prevents feedback and yet provides an acoustically live foundation for the D-TAR Timberline pickup system.”


 

Price: $1600 CAD
  • Model: Renaissance RB4 Standard Fretless
  • Year: 2000 | Approximate year
  • Finish Gloss
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: N/A
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 04/07/2019

  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Instrument Weight: 5.94lbs 2.7kg
  • Scale Length: 836.6mm 34in
  • Nut Width: 43mm 1.49in
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