Monthly Archives: August 2012

New Estate Sale

I knew Stu Feldman back in ’68 during the Prune Music days in Berkeley, kicking around with Randy ‘Prune’ Smith and Dave Kessner. Stu was playing soulful bass with groups like Deacon and The Suprelles and Motor. He went on to play with  John Girton, Maryann Price, the New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Bobby McFerrin, Musslewhite, Huey Lewis, and many more. In addition to his stellar bass playing, over the years Stu worked as a music store clerk, producer and music videographer. He’s gone now and his estate has enlisted me to help find new homes for some of his instruments, with the proceeds going to his family. There are some amazing pieces of vintage gear here, and a lot more studio gear as well.

So long, Stu. We miss you.

good clean amp

good clean Ampeg

backside air

backside air

modern workingman's classic at a reasonable volume

modern workingman's classic at a reasonable volume

luscious fender reverb for all your ambient needs

luscious fender reverb for all your ambient needs

Ovation. On a stand. $150
nicely curved backside

nicely curved backside

down to the cents

down to the cents

beautiful old dano

beautiful old dano

a nice pair

a nice pair

the real deal

the real deal

sleek, classic curves

sleek, classic curves

incredibly musical amp, from sparkly to growling at the stroke of a pick

incredibly musical amp, from sparkly to growling at the stroke of a pick

meaty, thick slabs of bass tone

meaty, thick slabs of G&L bass tone, L1000 1980 1st year of manufacture $700

creamy bottom end

creamy bottom end G&L SB1 '86 $600

another lovely one, this time with the accentuated headstock

another lovely G&L, $650, newer than '92, this time with the accentuated headstock

Godin bg-5

Godin bg-5, $550

Godin BG4 $450

Godin BG4 $450

Nice Ibanez acoustic

Nice Ibanez acoustic, $200

luscious '63 p bass

luscious '63 Precision bass

precision bass circa 1963 holy moly

precision bass circa 1963 holy moly

Precision fretless $2500

Precision fretless $2500

precisely the reverse

precisely the reverse

Precision Highway

Precision Highway. Oo, and it's looking a bit Badass down there

gorgeous tele

gorgeous tele

Yamaha BB 1500

Yamaha BB 1500yamaha $450

Yamaha FG

Yamaha FG-201B $175