/FT : Lo?c Le Pape steel bodied jb-style

over 5 years ago
FS/FT : Lo?c Le Pape steel bodied jb-style
Price
$2,000.00
Brand
Ruokangas
Seller
eloann
Available on
TalkBass
Description

Hey
I've got this wonderful custom bass that's not getting played as much as it should, mostly because of my Dingwall SP5.
It has a hollow steel body, a Warmoth maple/bocote neck with a nitro finish, slightly reliced. The body shape was inspired from the Ruokangas Steambass (with Juha's authorization).
It's a jazz bass at heart, but with slightly twisted electronics. It has a master volume, a Dingwall style 4 position rotary switch (neck/both in series/both in parallel/bridge) offering several distincs flavours. The series setting not usually found on jazz basses offers a deep punchy tone ideal for rock - think Musicman ballpark. Then there's a Stellartone Tonestyler, which is basically a notched 16 position passive tone control switching through different cap values (from bypass for the brightest possible tone to .1 for a classic muffled sound). It preserves midrange while cutting just the wanted chunk of highs.
Sounds great, feels good (not as good as Dingwalls to me) and it's definately unique !
More pics and infos on the builder's website :
http://www.loiclepapesteelguitars.co...cle253&lang=en
The fingerboard is bocote - not pau ferro
The actual weight is around 4.4kg
A hard case is included
I paid a little over 2500?
Looking for ~2000$ shipped worldwide.
Trade offers will be considered as long as they're a Dingwall bass