For the past four days I’ve tried to play my bass guitar — trying to push through the agony of Olde Phartte joint pain, hoping that with regular practice I could fall into playing it for fun again.
No such luck. In fact, Day 4 (yesterday) was so bad that I quit after an hour.
I give up. So:
4 Sale —
Epiphone EB-3 (copy of Gibson) 4-string bass, hard case, spare set of Ernie Ball strings, strap, headphones and cords:
The only mod I made was replacing the utterly useless rotary pickup selector switch with a three-way (bridge, neck and bridge&neck), because the POS rotary broke after a month or so’s gentle (i.e. home) use. Otherwise in as-new condition.
Price: Sweetwater has them at $400; I’m asking $250 plus whatever shipping is required. (N.Texas residents will get it dropped off at a place of their choice.)
Roland Cube 30 Bass amp (30w, 10″ speaker):
For reasons best known to themselves, Roland discontinued this little sweetie. I just wish I’d had it as a gig amp instead of the monster I used to slip discs putting into the van. Everything works as advertised.
Price: as it’s been discontinued, the closest equivalent I can find is this Ampeg, which is also solid state and 40w, with a 10″ speaker, but with no COSM features. Guitar Center sells it for $150; I’ll take $100 for the Roland, plus shipping. (Same deal for N. Texans.)
So: $350 for a bass/amp gig setup which quite frankly would have served me well in my misspent yoot.
Let me know by email (kim@) if you’re interested. I’d prefer to sell them as a package, but that’s not set in concrete. (BTW: I don’t haggle, unless we’re talking about an exchange for a .22 rifle or pistol of similar value which is taking up needed space in your safe.)
Update: I found a good home for the gear: a young lady heading for a college music school.