I'd like to know more about this bass...

Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by CasinoK, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. CasinoK

    CasinoK Member

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    I have an ESP Bass. The headstock decal says 'ESP The Surveyor'. The date code on the pots put it from 1986. It has an Alder Precision body, Maple neck w/ Ebony board and a Tele Bass headstock. Passive Electronics, V/V/T and P/J setup. It is ALL BLACK : Body, Neck, Hardware...everything.

    I've seen only one other like it and that one was finished in White but otherwise similar.

    Can anyone give me some relavent information on rarity, value...ect? It is a very nice playing and sounding instrument.

    Thank you,

    Kris

    I'll attempt to post pictures later today
     
  2. Bassomatic

    Bassomatic Silver Supporting Member

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    Maybe a run especially for Umanov's in NYC?

    Killer looking bass - very Ninjoid.
     
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  4. CasinoK

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    Thanks guys - it's a really nice bass, more so than would be appearent on looks alone, nice as it looks. Ironic how we all spend so much time and $ on finding 'the one' and after the range of basses I've had to wind up with this.
    Same holds true for the amp I've settled on - after indulging in Kern/Crown/Bergantino/Eden/Aguilar/BagEnd/QSC/SWR/Alembic/Groove Tubes/AMP/GK/Acoustic/Ampeg/ and-so-forth, I find my tone with this sole bass and a bone stock 240 watt SWR RedHead from 1991 that's seen so much road that I had to replace the casters. This combination really works for me!

    I appreciate the idea that the bass may have been a special for Umanov, a local shop here in Tucson had contracted their 'House Brand' Esp's during the mid 80's that went under the name of "Rainbow" and the model numbers were coincident with the then current Mercedes...ie 450SL ect...I think I'll call 'Matt'.

    Cheers,

    Kris
     

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