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 Post subject: Feeler: Alleva-Coppolo KBP-5
PostPosted: December 7th, 2017, 9:00 am 
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Alleva-Coppolo KBP-5 Custom

If you’re looking for a vintage P-bass sound but need / want that low B, look no further. As you know, Alleva-Coppolo is known for nailing that vintage sound and this is no exception.

Furthermore, it’s in absolute mint condition and comes with a very sturdy flightcase. A gig-bag is an option too if you prefer that.

You can get all that without the multiple year waiting list. Now for some specs:

- 5 string passive P
- Alder body
- Very smooth sugar maple neck
- ‘Jimmywood’ fingerboard (it’s a dalbergia (rosewood) hybrid species)
- Custom Zoot / dayglow poly finish
- Perfect weight at 8.5 lbs

Asking $4800 / 4300 EUR. Worldwide shipping is possible.

Not looking for trades at the moment. Also have a look at my Sadowsky NYC Will Lee 5 for sale. And now for some pics:

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PostPosted: December 7th, 2017, 12:04 pm 
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Now that's cool!


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PostPosted: February 28th, 2018, 3:02 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Feeler: Alleva-Coppolo KBP-5
PostPosted: March 1st, 2018, 12:18 pm 
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It's still here. It has been untouched since I posted the ad. Delivery was late 2017, although ordered somewhere in 2013, but the wait list was (and probably is) very long. Barely played (less than 3 hours in total I think). This is for the player looking for an A-C, but doesn't want to wait 3+ years.


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 Post subject: Re: Feeler: Alleva-Coppolo KBP-5
PostPosted: March 1st, 2018, 12:31 pm 
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Gorgeous bass!

I'm still trying to get my head around the whole "I ordered it, waited 4+ years for it, played it for less than 3 hours, and it has sat untouched for months" thing. Are you injured? Is the bass that awful to play? This story isn't computing--I must be missing something!


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PostPosted: March 1st, 2018, 1:10 pm 
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tedesco23 wrote:
Gorgeous bass!

I'm still trying to get my head around the whole "I ordered it, waited 4+ years for it, played it for less than 3 hours, and it has sat untouched for months" thing. Are you injured? Is the bass that awful to play? This story isn't computing--I must be missing something!



I was wondering the same

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PostPosted: March 2nd, 2018, 3:30 am 
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tedesco23 wrote:
Gorgeous bass!

I'm still trying to get my head around the whole "I ordered it, waited 4+ years for it, played it for less than 3 hours, and it has sat untouched for months" thing. Are you injured? Is the bass that awful to play? This story isn't computing--I must be missing something!


same here... I do always wonder why people sell their "amazing" basses after 2 months :lol:


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PostPosted: March 2nd, 2018, 4:14 am 
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I wasn't planning on using the reason, but it's fair that you wonder why: one of my family members got some bad news last year. Medical bills are piling up slowly yet steadily and I'm selling some of my stuff (I'm sure some of you have seen my ad for my Sadowsky Will Lee 5 as well (it's probably sold, so that's nice), but I'm not only selling basses. I'm also putting studio equipment and jewelry for sale, although not on this site of course) to try to help in any way that I can. I'll probably also cancel a custom order from another builder. Health and family before basses and materialistic stuff as I'm sure you understand.

The bass itself plays wonderfully. The sugar maple neck feels very 'warm', cosy and natural to hold in your hand, while the hybrid fingerboard wood -to me- is similar to amazon rosewood in feel and tone. Jimmy's quite the reference for vintage tones with modern builds, and this bass is no different. I also requested a light weight because I actually have some sort of injury (my back isn't as good as it once was, but I can still play lightweight basses for an extended period of time, so that's not the reason I'm selling, the reason you can find in the first paragraph). This bass weighs around 8.5 lbs, so it's a breeze to play. If anyone's seriously interested, I can pick her out of her case and record something. I'll also consider trades + cash with basses that would be fairly easy to sell.


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PostPosted: March 2nd, 2018, 6:48 am 
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Musicfreak sorry to hear of the misfortune in your family i hope everything turns out well in the longrun . Best of luck moving forward for you and your family .


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PostPosted: March 2nd, 2018, 7:22 am 
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Hope it all turns out well for you man! And good luck selling, it’s a killer looking bass!

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PostPosted: March 4th, 2018, 7:51 am 
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Really sorry to hear about your struggles, musicfreak. Hoping for better days for you ahead.

Good luck with the sale. And in the meanwhile, play that beautiful bass a bit! I hate to think of that thing sitting without fingers on it....


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PostPosted: March 7th, 2018, 2:23 am 
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All the Best & Good luck with the sale :!: :)


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PostPosted: July 12th, 2018, 12:22 am 
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PostPosted: July 14th, 2018, 5:35 pm 
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Love it! One of a kind.


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PostPosted: August 5th, 2018, 4:28 am 
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Now open for trades (only basses I can flip quite easy myself). Oh, if you've got a lightweight (8-9 lbs) Stingray 4 + cash or Sadowsky jazz 4 (+ cash depending on specs) you want to throw in, I'm open for that.


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PostPosted: August 26th, 2018, 12:20 am 
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Up. All offers will be considered.


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PostPosted: September 15th, 2018, 11:53 pm 
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Traded!


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