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slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 662
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 3:22 am:   Edit Post

Hello Mica can you please have a look to see if there is any information on this bass?

Thanks heaps
Slawie
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1272
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 2:45 pm:   Edit Post

Am i reading this correct?
An 8 string 1985 Distillate!?

Come on Slawie - Pictures!

:-D
slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 663
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:45 am:   Edit Post

Not yet Paul trying to keep the "Ravens" away ;)

slawie

(Message edited by Slawie on September 25, 2014)
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3634
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 1:52 am:   Edit Post

Slawie , Yes the "Ravens" start to flap around and create a big fuss often at my place ! However at times they come in handy .
flpete1uw
Advanced Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 390
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 4:18 am:   Edit Post

The Ravens are an adaptive bunch taking a footing in the East Coast USA as well.;) But as you can see not quite as adept (Yet) as the West Coast ones. Wolf do you sleep?
Good on Ya'all from a NY transplant to the South.
Best of Luck Slawie
Pete
slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 664
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:19 pm:   Edit Post

It is improper for me to keep this hidden.
The price is a trifle high IMHO at AU$4500
US$4000 plus shipping.
There is no web info so I will go in and take some pics.
Mahogany body and really dark front laminate (species unknown).
Brass plate control cover.
Knobby headstock.
There is something rattling in the control cavity and only two screws holding the plate
When I go in I will get contact info for those that are interested.
slawie
room037
Senior Member
Username: room037

Post Number: 504
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 8:54 am:   Edit Post

The bass was appeared on eBay few years ago.
I remember the price was lowered several time.
I thought to buy it, but it was gone.
After then, I got my 8 string Scorpion.

I think the top wood is rosewood.



Eiji
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 3636
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 9:04 am:   Edit Post

Hello Eiji ____A nice looking instrument ( surely an understatement ) It is amazing how well you supply us with these pics ,time after time ! Thanks __.

Wolf
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1275
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:56 am:   Edit Post

Slawie,
That's a bunch of bodgy bulldust!
You should keep it hidden, your find, your secret.

Some dunny rat who has Bob as an Uncle will come in and swipe it.

Then you will want to cut snake and he will crack a fat!

G'day!

:-D
slawie
Senior Member
Username: slawie

Post Number: 665
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 3:31 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Paul where did you learn to speak Aussie?
I am in two minds about it. Having played it for
about half an hour the bass is in dire need of a set up.
It is inordinately heavy though, I was surprised how
much it weighs

slawie
flpete1uw
Advanced Member
Username: flpete1uw

Post Number: 393
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 4:16 pm:   Edit Post

Slawie,
I have a Distillate with simuliar dark woods. And and a small bodied Small scale Series 1 like yours. And yes there is a difference in weight. I realize Distillates and Series are an apple to orange comparison. But the heavier weight I feel brings out a deeper resonance. Lots of uniqueness for each of these critters. For that reason I couldn't sell either one of my
Basses.
Best of Luck with you decision kind of nice to have them. :-)
Pete
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1276
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 4:06 am:   Edit Post

Slawie,
I only was there once for ten days. We got around; Darwin, Cairns and Manly. I think I liked Darwin the best.

Anyhow, I wanted to make sure you understood my viewpoint!
;-)

It sure is pretty. Concerning about the rattle and a need for a setup. One would hope that the seller would have a little more integrity.

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