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F-Bass BN5 Transparent Blue 5-String Bass #421013 - Used  From Other

An elegant combination of modern appointments, gorgeously finished in Transparent Blue with Black Grain Enhancement.


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Sound Pure's dedication to pre-owned products is unprecedented in the industry. We are a small team of dedicated experts that buys, trades, and consigns. We are trusted by customers all over the world. Our curated collection, is thoroughly tested and inspected by some of the best in the business. Our inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website. Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history? Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece? Contact us now.
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What We Think

Condition: Used, Excellent

A wonderfully modern bass for the modern player. Rock solid construction combined with deftly carved curves allowing easy access up and down the entire length of the neck make this one ideal for the player who likes to take full advantage of all 22 frets! The 3-band active pre-amp in concert with F Bass's stacked single-coil pickups can get you glistening hi-fi solo tones and thundering 5-string bliss all in a hum-free configuration!

SP Luthier Notes: Fret dress and setup

Manufacturer's Description from Other

The BN series is the product of 40+ years of F Bass evolution. While it has roots stemming from the original Jazz Bass, it has slowly morphed into our signature sound, feel, and look. The BN series’ voice leans heavily on the wood choices and design of the instrument itself, with the electronics designed to simply enhance those attributes, rather than colour them. The F Bass pickups and preamp are natural & transparent though offer the flexibility of a modern active bass. The result is a big yet controlled bottom end, a rich punchy midrange, and a high end that is articulate yet sweet. We’re often asked how our BN series differs from our VF series—the BN is a bigger yet more refined and “polite” tone that can still get plenty aggressive when asked.

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About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Model: BN5

Serial: 421013

Year: 2013

Weight: 10.1 lbs

Construction: Bolt-On

Body: Northern White Ash

Neck: 3-Piece Quarter Sawn Maple

Fingerboard: Hardrock Maple

Scale Length: 34.5"

Frets: 22

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Fingerboard Radius: 10" - 16"

Pickups: Two F Bass Stacked Single-Coil Pickups w/Hum-Cancelling Mode

EQ: F Bass 9V Preamp with Bass Boost, Mid Boost, & Treble Boost

Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume (single-coil or hum-cancelling push/pull), Tone (active or passive push/pull)

Bridge: Aluminum Hipshot B Style

Tuner: Gotoh 20:1 Chrome

Knobs: Handmade Ebony

String Spacing: 3/4"

Finish: Transparent Blue with Black Grain Enhance

Headstock: Matching

Case: F Bass Gig Bag