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RD Artist Bass

This guitar is built by Japanese and Korea luthiers, it is with excellent quality and reasonable price. You can choose from all kinds of finish, wood and hardware. Left handed is also available!

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This is a customized guitar, it was made according to our customer's requests, if you don't like the settings of this guitar, and want a personalized body shape, finish, logo, woods or hardware, please email us to place the order.


About the Original RD Artist Bass


Collectors or fans of Krist Novoselic may recognize this unique bass from 1978. The RD Artist electric bass designed in collaboration with Bob Moog and John Entwhistle (though he soon backed out of the project) with the idea of creating an instrument around a specific musical purpose. Incorporating Moog’s unique versions of an expander and compressor, the Artist can give extra swell-like sustain in the neck position, and sharp transient attack in the bridge, with an added bright mode option. Many performers took to this versatile bass, and it was actually bestselling bass in ’78 and ’79.


However it was only available from 1977 to 1981, so it is hard to get your hands on one of these in working condition. Well you’ve come to the right place, because the Zoo happens to have recently acquired this vintage piece in very good condition for its age. There is just some marking on the guard and pickup cover and minor buckle rash on the back. The body and neck look excellent. There is also some oxidation on the tuners.

Features on this bass include a maple body, a 3-piece set maple neck with a 24 ¾” scale maple fretboard, Schaller BM tuners, a 3-point chrome bridge, and Mark V humbuckers. Active Bass and Treble controls give you a wide range of tonal sculpting. There’s a 3-way pickup switch, as well as a 3-way mini-toggle which controls the patented electronics. The passive mode bypasses the electronic effects. A compressor/expander mode compresses the neck signal and expands the bridge. When used with both pickups selected, both effects run simultaneously. Finally there is a bright mode which does what you’d expect. Remember that there aren't many of these basses around so if you want it, come check it out while you can.
Our Custom Made RD Artist Bass 
Good news for guitars' fans and collectors! We supply custom service of RD Artist Bass Compared with other guitar custom shops, our custom shop has the following advantages!
Lower Custom Price---With just several hundred dollars, you can own one RD Artist Bass completely like the original ( But in other custom shops, the custom price for oneJack Daniels Guitar reaches thounds of dollars, or even you have money, no where you can find it). 
Shorter Building Time---Unlike other custom shops with at least 2 months building time, we can usually finish one guitar around 25 working days.
 Justin with RD Artist bass
"It's got flatwounds that are ancient...great, 'cardboard' sort of tone"
Real Zero-Risk--- After we complete your guitar, we will take some HD pictures and send them for your inference. And if you are not satisfied, you can demand us to make progress again and again untill the guitar is perfect for you, or demand us to refun d you. 
Higher Quality----Since years ago, our Custom Shop has been a "dream factory" producing all kinds of guitar copies from top players of each time. We dare not say our copies are as good as originals, but they are more attractive in price.
Facing such a guitar custom shop with Lower Custom Price, Shorter Building Time and Higher Quality... If you are just looking for a custom shop for your dream guitar, why not give it a shot?----Zero-Risk!!!

 Aiming to build your dream guitar!


If you don’t like the guitar above and you want another guitar which you dreamed it for so long, what to do? It’s so easy! Just send us the pictures and the parameters of the guitar you want! We only need prctures and specs, then we can build the guitar as close as your dreamed guitar. You wonder how? Please click here to find the answer. Send your dream guitar pictures and specs to us, let's make your dream come true together.


All the guitars we built were based on our customers’ requests. There are so many different options for you to choose if you don’t want a standard one. You can check out all these options and more details in our custom shop. Click here to get in. The best way to obtain this information is to contact us and let us know what you’re looking for. We will discuss these options together and figure out the best way to make it for you. Your business is very important to us and we want to provide you with the best customer service we are capable of. It will be the best guitar-buying experience you’ve ever had.


And please, don’t be hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 


Notice For All Buyers:
Thank you for your attention. Here are something you might want to know about this guitar.

1. This guitar is available in both right handed and left handed version. Even it is not showing in lefty version, we still able to customize this guitar in left handed for you. You just have to tell us when you place the order.

2. If you want to place the order, just place the order follow the check out or send us email, we will help you to place your customize order.

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