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Tyler Bass. 35" Six String. One of a kind


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Up for sale is this gorgeous, truly one-of-a-kind Tyler six string bass. I am the original owner, it was made by Jim Tyler and Myself when I worked at Tyler, and the finish was done by yours truly. The piece was made roughly 2006/2007 ish (if memory serves, but sometimes it doesn't) and has been languishing in my house, never been played on a gig or a session, ever since. It has actually never been seen publicly till now. For those of you who don't know a lot about Tyler basses, they are as rare as hens teeth, have a unique character to their sound that is huge, aggressive, articulate, and sweet all at the same time. There are a few that float around for sale every once in a great while, but players tend to keep them as they are very special instruments.


The body has a wenge core with alder body wings, a four way bookmatched Austrailian Lacewood top and back, and is chambered. The neck is a nice piece of lightly figured maple with a Paufero fretboard and position markers on the side of the fingerboard only that are made of abalone, as well as an Ivory nut. Legally obtained of course, before the ban in the US. Nut width is 2.14"/54.55mm. It has a custom made Hipshot bridge which allows the bass to be strung with the ball ends of the strings anchored in the bridge, or strung through the body, and the string spacing at the bridge is 17.25mm. The instrument is also equipped with Hipshot USA tuners, with a drop tuner on the B string, and Hipshot knobs. The pickups were custom made for me by Kevin Bellar as was the active 18 volt preamp which features a master volume, blend control, bass, mid, treble (+/- 25db), a midrange frequency select switch, and a push/pull switch on the volume pot that activates a secondary EQ circuit in the preamp (inside the control cavity) that is currently adjusted for slap style playing.


The instrument does not have a case. Never did. I can have one custom made by G & G Custom Cases in Los Angeles if the buyer wishes, and will offer it at my actual OEM cost, or, it can be shipped, well protected and packed very well of course, in a gig bag.


More pics can be made available by request, and I also have some progress pics of the build that I will happily make available to the buyer. I do offer local pickup in Southern California, and for payment, I accept cash (if you're picking it up), PayPal, or bank wire transfer.


Price is $5000.00 o.b.o. plus shipping.


Will consider offers and possibly trades/trade plus cash.
















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