Kd / Earthquake / 2006 / Natural High Gloss Polyester / Bass For Sale
Hello everyone! I am selling my “Earthquake” 4 string bass! I designed and build this “baby” in2006. 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 saygood buy to my “baby” hoping to find a home and parents who really appreciatehis uniqueness and beauty. The bass is new, used only for studio records and video presentations, neverowned, 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
Body: Original Wooden Mosaic over theentire body top and back. The best selection among all possible varieties ofwood material is used -- Small Leaf Hard Maple. Wooden pieces in rectangularshapes of different sizes (10mm thick) are expertly hand-glued together for theentire mosaic picture. Every piece of the mosaic is bound with Walnut veneer tointensify the contrast of the connections.The core of the body is made of Flamed hard Maple. The lid of the electronicsbox 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 roundedcorners 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 ofthe headstock makes the style and appearance more elegant and unique.
Fingerboard: Heavy flamed hard Maplefingerboard, 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 mainparts, 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 andfunctionality. The bridge also have an extra secure locking sistem 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
• 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:
• 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 cardbox, 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 cardbox 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.
"KD Guitars speak your music!"
I see you have found your way to my VnR shop, which tells me that we share a passion for music and for hand-crafted boutique guitars and basses.
Let me tell you a bit about myself and my instruments.
I have been making electric guitars and basses in limited series for more than twenty years. I do this only by hand. I do not use a CNC router and I believe that this adds to the uniqueness of my instruments. Each guitar and bass is made with extreme care and love in contrast to mass produced instruments. Because of this, I am able to breathe life and character into each guitar I make and each one is individual and distinctive from the others. Diligence and care go into the crafting of each individual instrument and they are all backed by a lifetime warranty.
The fundamental factor owing to the quality of KD guitars is the special selection of the wood I use. Most of it is local to Bulgaria and I gather it myself. Before using the wood, I dry and season it for a minimum of five years. It is proven that the natural drying of wood rids it of stresses/inner pressure and guarantees a high quality instrument. I do not use artificially dried wood - except in cases when the customer wishes to use a wood that is found on a different continent or in a different geographical region. In these situations I buy wood only from licensed dealers of tonewood.
An interesting fact is that the wood varieties considered to be the ultimate tonewood grow right here in the Balkans. Due to the specific climatic features of this region, wood such as Alder, Spruce and Balkan Maple acquire different structures and mechanical properties in contrast to the same species of wood grown in other parts of the world. It is precisely these differences that give my guitars and basses their unique appearance and sound.
Legend says that Stradivari collected the wood for his legendary violins from the Rhodope Mountains, a mountain range in Bulgaria, where I live. As a luthier, I feel privileged to live in Bulgaria and to have the opportunity to use this unique gift of nature by investing it in my own production of guitars.
For some of my more elaborate guitars and basses, I use hardware and electronics that I also make myself. In most cases, however, I use quality products made by proven brands and producers like Gottoh, Bare Knuckle, Haeussel, Hipshot, Schaller, etc.
Regarding the design of my instruments, I try to follow a line that significantly differentiates them from the looks of the more popular mass-produced models. The feedback I receive from my customers tells me that I am doing quite well in this endeavour. In addition to crafting my instruments traditionally by hand and holding to the unique appearance and character of each one, I also enjoy experimenting with new materials and technologies. For years I have been experimenting with stabilized wood and to date I’ve got a few successful projects made with it. Stabilized wood is extremely useful to musicians who often travel in and out of wet and dry climates.
Besides the instruments I have in stock, which are ready for purchase, I also welcome special orders. If you are looking for a custom-made guitar or bass, feel free to contact me so that we can discuss your options, desired materials, construction and all other details that are important to you.
If you would like to get in touch with me regarding an instrument already in stock or with any questions regarding what you have read here . . . or if you’d just like to say hello, you may do so the following ways:
-Send me a message here:
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-Use the contact form on my website
For shipping within EU we use DPD shipping company. Time for delivery - 5-7 working days.
For US clients we use EMS or Bulgarian National Postal Services, time for delivery varies from 10 working days to 21 working days.
For any further information, please send me PM, e-mail or contact me on the phone (it is written in my website)