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Skjold Custom AAAAA Flamed Maple 5 String

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Skjold Custom AAAAA Flamed Maple 5 String Reply with quote

This bass enjoys a stunning high grade AAAAA (5A) Flame Maple top over a very compact lightweight African Mahogany body which is further enhanced by a high gloss finish. The neck is comfortable and extremely fast with easy access to all notes across the neck. The B string is full, clear and balanced with the other strings and playable in all positions up and down the Morado fingerboard.

This bass features the John East (UK) / Pete Skjold (USA) custom three band pre-amp with active blend (pan) for the pickups. This bass preamp allows you to determine the frequencies at which the treble, middle and bass operate allowing to find the sweet spots that suit your playing techniques and preferred tones!!

The bass for is totally "as new condition" with only light playing and minimal fret wear as described above. And comes with a Skjold Padded Bag and lifetime warranty from Pete Skjold.

If you are looking for the ultimate 5 string bass, with fantastic sounds and playability, look no further. It's got everything from Jazz/Precision sounds to ultra modern Marcus style slap sounds with tons of clear, headroom. Also because of the wood choice and the incredible build quality (you have to see this bass in the flesh to really appreciate whats gone into building her) you can get with only a slight movement of the the pick up pan some brilliant finger funk Jaco tones, right through to Jamerson/Motown sounds!

This Bass was reviewed by Bass Guitar magazine and is also the featured Bass in Bass Directs Skjold advertising. If you are into 5 strings then this is the Bass for you.
Bass Guitar Magazine reckons this is "one of the finest five string bass guitars we have ever had for review!!!"

•5 string - 18 mm string spacing at bridge (adjustable from 17.5mm - 19mm)
•Width of neck at; Nut 47mm, 12th Fret 63mm
•Depth of neck at; 1st Fret - 22mm, 12th fret 23mm
•AAAAA Flame Maple Top (£300 upgrade)
•5 piece Maple/Purpleheart neck with slim C section profile
•35" Scale - 24 fret
•Matching head/heel
•Morado fingerboard - compound radius from 12" at the nut to 18" at the 24th fret (£80 option)
•African Mahogany Body
•Black Custom Skjold/Hipshot hardware, A-style aluminium bridge, ultralight tuners, strap locks
•Two Skjold Custom SC1 Pickups
•New 3-band SPM Skjold/East Pre-amp, featuring 3 bands of eq, treble, middle, bass (boost only) with internal frequency adjustment for all 3 bands plus an adjustable high pass/low cut rumble filter.
•High quality Pro Tec Black Line Gig Case with the Skjold Design USA Logo/Emblem in white over black
•Weight 8lb 6oz/3.8kgs

I am not sure on the cost of building this Bass now (perhaps Pete can advise) But am Looking for $3100

and can be contacted at

I am based in the UK but can send the Bass to the buyer for a shipping cost.

I am probably after a Skjold 4 String with the proceeds

Hope the pics are ok!
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