RB-1 Custom Rockabilly Bass Fiddle.
Traditional 1950's Rockabilly style.
Here is Elvis with his bass player, Bill Black, the father of Rockabilly Bass. Our RB-1 has the traditional white trim invented by "Blackie", including "F" holes. Originally, Bill put tape on the edges for protection when he laid it down...later he had the edges painted white.
Click here for more history about Bill's bass. Get ready for a real treat.
Free "Basic" Rockabilly Setups come with this bass. These set-ups lower the action to a high but playable slap-bass action but still may be too high and hard for some Slapper's taste. "Basic" set-ups don't include fingerboard work which is needed for lower action. $195 Pro Setups will get you a PRO Playing bass, easy fast action! (Pro setups fix the action so you can even play jazz with steel strings on this bass if desired).
**FREE Shipping Special to Qualified* Commercial Address. Limited Time Offer**
Responsive crack proof spruce top that sounds off well
crack proof maple sides and back
Ebonized Maple fingerboard & Nut
Arched back construction
24:1 Tyrolean-style machine heads
Padded Soft Case
Brazilwood bow included, french style with mongolian horsehair
Setup with your choice of color of kevlar core weedwacker strings, we have about 19 designer colors now to choose from.
Guaranteed to play well and look fabulous.
Optional PRO Set-ups: the strings are lowered for excellent slap action but not so low that it's hard to grab the strings to pull up.
We make it a quick smooth playing action for you, without rattling or buzzing!
**IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTES:
Free Shipping to “Qualified* Commercial Address” requires the address to be located within 30 minutes, or so, of a major city, on major U.S. shipping arteries and not more than 600 miles from our shop in Pasadena, CA.
A Qualified* Commercial Address is defined as a business address in an area that is incorporated or “Zoned” commercial and where a large truck has “easy access” (a shipping & receiving dock or a place that is directly adjacent to an entrance not requiring any additional handling, i.e.; stairs or anything past the front door. There are additional handling charges for those and other services). When choosing the “Commercial Address” option below be sure to include the name of the Business in the shipping address in the checkout process.
Shipping rates can vary greatly depending on where you live. More remote commercial shipping addresses on the East Coast, New England, New York, New Jersey as well as Florida or the upper Midwestern States such as North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, for example, require additional shipping charges usually running between $35 and $85, depending on where you are. These types of shipping destinations are more expensive to ship to from us here in California and some have gone to $140 more for delivery into remote or crowded expensive delivery areas in the Northeast.
The customer will need to make up the difference between the “Free” shipping allowance ($80) and the actual shipping costs. In any case, FMI will contact you if there is additional shipping due.
Shipping to a residential address is $45 more to any State as it takes special handling by the freight line.
For exact shipping quotes inside or outside the continental United States CLICK HERE, describe the instrument as below, tell us where you are and we'll e-mail a shipping quote back to you.
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HOW TO FIND OUR STORE:
We DO NOT have a storefront on busy Washington Blvd. We are down our driveway located between the Arbor Vista Retirement Center and 787 East Washington Blvd. with plenty of our own off-street parking. Turn in the driveway and you'll see our store pictured above. (Follow the signs on 787 that say "789 Parking in Rear".) Below is a shot down our driveway from the streetview.
Our phyical address is 789 East Washington Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104.
Fantastic Musical Instruments specializes in stringed instruments
with a caring hands on approach.
Our Store Hours are: Monday thru Friday 11 AM to 6 PM
& Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
We can also be available on Sundays by appointment.
Call Ph: 626-794-7554 at least 24 hours in advance to
arrange for a Sunday appointment.
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