My AUB-1 fretless Ampeg Bass

Don't even ask me to sell this gem. This bass guitar  has a scroll headstock with two large F-holes.  Introduced at NAMM in 1966, a total of 1150 were built.  I have one.  Here are the pics.  I have the original case and user's manual. Mint condition AUB-1's are rare today.  Rick Danko from The Band played one.  I absolutely love the "thump" of it. Click on the pics to read more juicy details.  R.I.P. Rick. 

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  • dave

    dave northfield,nh

    Man, you really know how to make someone jealous. I would just about give up some of my body parts for an original one of these,especially the fretless. A guitar player I play with once played with a guy that had one and he said it sounded really nice and a lot like an upright bass. Thanks for sharing this with us all. Now I'm gonna go cry.

    Man, you really know how to make someone jealous. I would just about give up some of my body parts for an original one of these,especially the fretless. A guitar player I play with once played with a guy that had one and he said it sounded really nice and a lot like an upright bass. Thanks for sharing this with us all. Now I'm gonna go cry.

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