Affordable Carved Bass,
As some of you may already know, we have recently sold out of our
well known (and well made)
Emile Gillet basses. While we are waiting for more of them to be
made for us in the coming months, we decided to fill this void with
a great alternative and with a bass that is actually much more
affordable. This is a fully, hand carved bass which is made
and distributed by a very dependable and prominent instrument
distributor in Alabama. These are well made and come with a 1
You may have seen this exact bass on some our competitors' bass
sites which sell for close to $3,000 yet we sell the
exact bass for far less. In addition, we have our
famous discount packages for string upgrades, bows and pickups as
well. With the prominent American distributor that makes and
markets these basses, we do not feel it is right to put our own
label inside or give it a name, other than the "The
Affordable Carved Bass!" While they still have these
basses on offer, then so will we. We stand behind the quality
$2,549 plus shipping, click any photo for much larger
The Affordable Care Bass Act:
This bass offer is unique in that in the efforts to keep the
prices as affordably (cheap) as possible, we are letting the
distributor set up each bass per our individual order so that we can
simply send the bass direct to you, saving you money. The
American distributor that we acquire these from has a well trained
shop staff and has a pretty amazing reputation with music merchants,
largely because the set ups are so reliable and require very little
to do afterwards. You can also choose just about any string brand
you like, plus any special requirement you may have for how the bass
plays or feels. In order to compare apples to apples (basses
to basses), we also offer the Helicore strings in our base price ($2,549).
Again, you can put on just about any strings or accessories (at the
time of order) for just a little added extra, and no, we do not
nickle and dime you on the added extras either. Go for it!
You'll save tons of money and get a nicer playing/sounding bass.
- Seasoned wood, quality parts and workmanship, for only
$2,549. Best carved bass you will ever get at
- Solid maple, carved back and maple ribs (less cracking isues
to worry about!)
- Solid maple neck
- A good ebony fingerboard
- Solid ebony or rosewood tailpiece
- High density maple bridge with bridge adjusters
- Good, professional quality strings supplied. Again, we
include the Helicores because the other dealers do too, and we
want to reflect our apples to apples competitive price
comparison. Again, add on ANY strings that you want at our
- A decent padded cover (again, you can upgrade this too)
- A good, playable set up by very reliable luthier team, which
includes optimum fingerboard planing and scoop, correct playing
height of strings and good sound post placement
- Cheap upgrade packages that are only allowed with this bass
The bass we now offer is kind of an unusual way of
offering a bass than what we normally offer here.
Unlike our famous Thompson® plywood and hybrid basses, which are
professionally set up here at our headquarters workshop, these
carved basses are set up, in the USA with the same luthiers that
work for our distributors of this particular bass. In other
words, we don't set them up here, but they do a very decent job
and it saves us (and our customers) loads of money in shipping and
How to order and ship these? You can first order
the bass here (just below) and choose a simple bass, with standard
(Helicore) strings and set up. Changing the strings with
higher quality performance strings by Pirastro or Thomastik is a
cheap upgrade. You'll see that drop down list as well.
How much does shipping cost? Shipping is
different from order to order, because the basses get shipped to
different locations and states. For instance, since our
distributor shipping the bass to you is located on the south-east
coast, the average shipping cost in the east coast will be the
cheapest, about $120-150. Shipping to Midwest locations,
$150-200 and out to Arizona or California, $180-250.
Shipping is charged separately. If you ordered here by our
shopping cart, we simply contact you to confirm the shipping.
For over the phone orders, we confirm shipping to you at time of
Your new bass will come expertly set up, with bridge and
strings up to tension, ready to play upon arrival with nothing
else to do. All shipments are totally insured.
With this distributor, we too offer a generous 2 week trial period
(with money back guarantee). You'll love your bass, but by
some remote chance that you do not like it and want to return it,
you can. While it is very rare that someone is not
happy or wants to return a bass, it is fully returnable so long as
the bass arrives back in the same new condition as received and
that the customer is responsible for both 'to' and 'from' shipping
How does this save money and how is it possible to offer a
decent carved bass so cheaply? First, the price of
the bass includes their set up. Rather than we buy and then
ship the bass to our workshop to set up and detail, we can pretty
much get all that done first hand (with the distributor) whom
sometimes is referred to as "Luthier partners". So this way
we can save on the initial shipping costs to us (about $200) and
then save on our set up time which takes us about a whole day's
work and then some.
The whole idea here is to be super competitive and offer the best
deal, apples to apples comparison and save at least one way on
shipping costs. We LOVE doing this sort of thing! It
gets even more fun, read on...
Affordable Carved Bass with cover and Helicore
strings, fully set up. Comes in 3/4, 1/2 & 1/4
Same as above, but with
slightly more expensive strings. $2,249 + $110-140,
depending on strings brand you choose:
-Evah Pirazzi, $100
-Flexocor Deluxe, $140
Not sure what to choose if any? Call us,
800-600-2689 and we'll help you.
with added strings uprades:
S.E. Brazilwood Bass Bow, $110
Package #2 (Realist
Pickup) ordered by telephone only.
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Tuff-Bag, Realist pickup, total $330
#4, with Tuff-Bag, Realist and S.E. brand
Brazilwood bass bow.
Even though these are not our own custom produced basses (as say
our Wan-Bernadel®, Rogeri, or Thompson® brand, we can still offer
some pretty incredible packages with the purchase. You can
get bows at cost price, upgraded covers, pickups etc..
Amazing Bass Packaged Deals 2 (for this special bass
We love to offer packaged deals with super low priced accessories
or upgrades. Here's a more detailed explanation and offering:
- With our own personal brand basses (Thompsons, Wan and
Rogeri) we almost always put a better set of strings (Pirastro
and/or Thomastik. The Helicores are decent strings, but in our
opinion, you can get a nice bass here with a cheap strings
upgrade at our 'cost'.
- Wtih your new bass, you can get a David Gage Realist
Email or call here for price, (800-600-2689).
- With a bass, get a Tuff-Bag and Realist pickup for $330.
Even though the bass (above) for $2,249 comes with a Chinese
padded cover, the Tuff-Bags are super professional and the best
in the world!
- Perhaps you woud simply like a nice bass bow added to the
deal. We offer our special,
S.E. brand, Brazilwood bass
bows in 3 models, for $110 each. See the link for more detailed
description and photos.
- Get these 3 accessories: a Tuff-Bag (blue
or black), (normal price with shipping, $354) a S.E.
Brazilwood bow (normally $170 with shipping) and a
Realist pickup which is normally $229.99. These three
accessories, while they would normally be more than $754
altogether, comes only to $475 all in.
That's a nice grouped, packaged saving of $275!
These packaged deals are only for our special, Affordable Bass
that we offer on this page. Again, because we are not setting
up these basses as we would normally do (but with the distributor)
it's not as easy to install other pickups or items. We're working on
this, so there should be more of these added in later.
For more information you can call or email us at