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Chris Larkin Bassix rare handmade collectable 6 string bass

Chris Larkin Bassix rare handmade collectable 6 string bass
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Chris Larkin Bassix rare handmade collectable 6 string bass


Condition: New

PRICE DROP DOWN €100. A beautiful handmade six string bass from Chris Larkin, this was made in November 1989. The workmanship is sublime. This bass is in very good condition for a 30 year old classic. It has a couple of small dings on lower edge of body, but is generally in superb condition with no signs of buckle rash etc. It plays beautifully and has a great range if tones from the active electronic and five position pick/up selector switch.

24 fret, 35 inch longscale neck for great low B.
Custom Larkin/ABM Bridge gives great sustain and allows easy string spacing, action/height and intonation adjustment.
3 band EQ controls, bass, middle, treble.
Master Volume. Master tone for passive mode.,
Active/ passive selector switch.
Two twin coil custom wound KENT ARMSTRONG/ LARKIN Hum Cancelling pickups.
The 5 way rotary pickup selector allows single coil for neck and bridge (like Fender jazz) and series parallel switching configurations.
An amazing range of tones are available from the four pickup coils.

I think the well balanced Reactor style body is mahogany with a figured Irish Ash top. Chris sought out rare indigenous Irish AAA woods for his masterpieces.
Laminated three piece set neck with dual truss rod. Neck is straight, with frets in very good condition.

Chris very sadly passed away last year so his basses and guitars are no longer built and will continue to acrrue value. These are rare and becoming increasingly difficult to find. It has rarely been played over last few years and I cannot really justify keeping an instrument of this quality for aesthetic reasons, it needs to be played.

No trades thanks, there is nothing out there I would swap for this beauty.

This is a very reluctant sale, but sadly this bass is not getting the use it richly deserves. No trades thanks.

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ennis86 11 months ago
Hi.. What are the frets like? I'd there any major dings or marks. And is there a hard case ? Thanks
BassManGraham 11 months ago
@ennis86 Hi overall it's in very good condition, but not mint/pristine but certainly not "road worn" either. The frets are in very good shape. There are a few small dings on back and lower body commensurate with a 30 year old instrument, but nothing major I will try and add additional pics to highlight these. I do have hard case it came with that is also in very good condition. Previous owner was more of a collector than player and I have never giggled it.
BassManGraham 11 months ago
@ennis86 I have just added a couple of pics to try to highlight small dings on back and lower edge of body. The case is in very good condition too. Thanks for your interest.
ennis86 11 months ago
Perfect to thanks allot
BassManGraham 9 months ago
@Tmusov08 I ended up trading the Tbird elsewhere. I still have the Rudy Sarzo, which I might be persuaded to sell.
BassManGraham 9 months ago
@Tmusov08 I don't really need any more bass gear. Check my sold Ads you will see I actually sold the Rudy a while back for €995, but ended up buying it back several months later as I love it so much. I would resell Rudy as I have just bought an Alembic from a friend.
BassManGraham 9 months ago
@Tmusov08 No all sold.
Jeff Iams 2 months ago
Is this still available? I'm in the United States, but I plan on being in Dublin for 2 weeks this spring/summer, so I could easily meet and take it home with me. Hopefully it's still available by then...
R.I.P. Chris. I was about to order my 2nd bass from him just before he passed. They don't turn up in the used market too often, even less so in the US, so this one is definitely on my radar.
BassManGraham 2 months ago
@Jeff Iams Hi Jeff, yes this is still available. Cheers Graham

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