KD Earthquake 4-string Handmade Unique Rare Boutique SN#001

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Hello everyone! I am selling my “Earthquake” 4 string bass built under Serial Number #001! I designed and build this “baby” in 2006. It took me nine months to unleash spirit in it – refining the design,choosing and building the hardware, the electronics etc. Now I am ready to say good buy to my “baby” hoping to find a home and parents who really appreciate his uniqueness and beauty.  The bass is new, used only for studio records and video presentations, never owned, and never been in somebody else’s hands more than a day.
Below are the full specs and description copied from my web-site:

The story surrounding the creation of this boutique bass is rather lengthy. In short, I would describe it something like this: quite by chance one day I came across a Maple log, which I bought and immediately cut into. Upon opening it up, I was able to see how uniquely beautiful this log was, for it contained within itself everything a piece of Maple could offer - plain Maple, curly Maple, quilted Maple and spalted Maple. From that moment on I knew what kind of instrument I would craft from this precious material. A few years later, when the material was dry enough, I created the boutique bass - Earthquake
Technical specification:

Body: Original Wooden Mosaic over the entire body top and back. The best selection among all possible varieties of wood material is used -- Small Leaf Hard Maple. Wooden pieces in rectangular shapes of different sizes (10mm thick) are expertly hand-glued together for the entire mosaic picture. Every piece of the mosaic is bound with Walnut veneer to intensify the contrast of the connections.The core of the body is made of Flamed hard Maple. The lid of the electronic box is also made as a piece of mosaic in order to preserve the overall mosaicconcept.

Neck: Three pieces small leaf Bulgarian hard Curly Maple, Walnut veneer for lamination, heavy flamed hard Bulgarian Maple headstock application, Walnut veneer lamination.
• 20,5mm (0.807") thickness at the 1-st fret
• 22,5mm (0.885") thickness of the 12-th fret;
• 24 Nickel/Silver frets;
• Side position marks - black dots 2mm;
• 14" (355.6mm) fingerboard radius
• 34" (863.6mm) scale
• 43mm (1.692") width at the nut
• Nut is made of Stainless steel
• Matching headstock

A Bass Clef is the symbol of my basses, which is carved on the end of the neck after the 24th fret.
The headstock has rounded corners with a fine, polished KD anti-rust steel logo placed on the top side --and includes a hand-made truss rod cover. The small woodwork on the backside of the headstock makes the style and appearance more elegant and unique.

Fingerboard: Heavy flamed hard Maple fingerboard, natural inner binding

Construction: Neck through

Tuners: KD Machine heads with additionally improved design, which includes new style hand-made buttons, and KD logo in the middle of the lids.

Bridge: Handmade Individual Bridgeis designed, invented and developed by KD. The bridge consists of two main parts, Individual Strings, Saddles and a Tail-piece. The Saddles are designed for ease of adjusting the height of the strings through two screws on both sides, and a string saddle for easy intonation. The Tailpiece is specially hand-made for this bass model. There are no visible screws going through the Tailpiece or the body of the Bass. Each part and detail of the bridge is 100% hand-made, which is a guarantee for unique appearance and functionality. The bridge also have an extra secure locking system clearly seen on the picture above.

String-spacing: 19mm (0.748")

Pickups: KD hand-made humbuckers, ceramic magnets, put in wooden boxes in the same color for maximum compatibility with the color and the wood texture of the body

Finish: High gloss Polyester

Strap pins: Standard

Hardware: Chrome

Electronics, controls:
Toggle 1: Bridge pickup in Series/Parallel
Toggle 2: Neck pickup in Series/Parallel
Pot 1: TONE Bridge pickup
Pot 2: TONE Neck pickup
Pot 3: VOLUME Bridge pickup
Pot 4: VOLUME Neck pickup

Pure passive electronic!

Weight: 4,350kg (9.4lbs)

Copper shielding protects the entire electronic box and pickups.

The bass comes with:
• Gigbag
• Certificate Of Authenticity
• Set of two KD cleaning towels

We pay very special attention to how we prepare our instruments for shipping. We use 5-layer card-box, the instrument is wrapped with stretch foil (all over the gig bag or the hard case), plus Air foil above. We insulate the entire interior of the card-box with 1.574 inches thick foam (4mm) - all sides. The safest possible combination of packaging materials!

For shipping within EU we use DPD. Delivery takes 5-7 working days.
For shipping to the rest of the world we use EMS. It takes 10 working days delivery to the US. To other destinations time for the delivery vary from 5 to 12 working days.

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Product Specs

ConditionBrand New (New)
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Made In
  • Bulgaria

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