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CLEARANCE - Bob's Bargain Basement

Everyone Loves a Deal.


If you're like me, you probably enjoy cruising through the "clearance" aisle at your local superstore, never quite knowing what you might find - but hoping that you find something unique, interesting, and cheap.

In that spirit, I offer "Bob's Bargain Basement!" ...Where you can find all manner of odds and ends; discontinued products, inexpensive take-off strings, slightly used products, manufacturer demos, and more. For some items, we may have a whole bunch of them - others we might only have one.

So act fast! Something you see here today might be gone tomorrow.

Please note that many items sold through the Bargain Basement may be considered "all sales final."

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    Anima E String

    Anima E String

    The Anima strings are thinner than Garbos, with more articulation and sustain; they also bow well. Great for jazz bassists who also do arco work! They have big volume with a warm sound, though they're not as dark as the Garbos due to their thinner...

    Regular Price: $82.00
    Sale: $75.00
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    Anima EXTENDED E String (for Low C extensions)

    Anima EXTENDED E String (for Low C extensions)

    The Anima strings are thinner than Garbos, with more articulation and sustain; they also bow well. Great for jazz bassists who also do arco work! They have big volume with a warm sound, though they're not as dark as the Garbos due to their thinner...

    Regular Price: $122.00
    Sale: $112.00
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    Anima LOW B String (for 5-string bass)

    Anima LOW B String (for 5-string bass)

    The Anima strings are thinner than Garbos, with more articulation and sustain; they also bow well. Great for jazz bassists who also do arco work! They have big volume with a warm sound, though they're not as dark as the Garbos due to their thinner...

    Regular Price: $160.00
    Sale: $150.00
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  • Bass Endpin Wheel (Solid Rubber) with Three Shafts

    This is a nice, affordable wheel! We only have a few left, though - so act fast. It has a solid rubber "tire" on a tri-spoke wheel, which has full ball-bearings on the axle for smooth running. The single-arm bracket features a screw-in post for your...

    $42.00
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    Blue EXTENDED E String (for Low C extensions)

    Blue EXTENDED E String (for Low C extensions)

    Velvet's Blue string is their first which doesn't feature a silk core - it's a synthetic, which lowers cost while retaining the Velvet sound and feel. It has great articulation, big volume, great sustain and equal tension on all four strings (approx 25g...

    Regular Price: $85.00
    Sale: $77.00
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  • Chromcor Upright Bass Strings

    A solid single filament of high-tensile steel forms the core of this string, making it a bit stiffer, and providing a bright, full-bodied tone. They're wound in chrome steel, and are exceptionally stable, with a quick response. These were the successor...

    $216.14
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    CORUS EX Speaker Cabinet - Series 4

    The Corus EX Speaker Cabinet is specially tailored to the needs of guitarists and other instrumentalists who don't need the extended low range of the Coda EX or Ten2 EX. Like the Coda EX, this unique amplification system has a downfiring ten-inch speaker...

    Regular Price: $599.00
    Sale: $525.00
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    CORUS Series 4plus Combo Amplifier

    CORUS Series 4plus Combo Amplifier

    The Corus combo (and its matching extension cab) are a specially modified version of Acoustic Image's well-loved Coda combo amps. What's different? While the Coda (and its bigger brother, the Ten2) are truly full-range amps, with the bottom end to be...

    Regular Price: $1,529.00
    Sale: $1,329.00
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    Garbo A String

    Garbo A String

    The Garbos have a thicker diameter and a big, dark sound. Great for jazz pizz players, they can often "hold their own" with a drum set. They have a solid core provides a solid and distinctive power in the lower mid frequency range, and they are clear and...

    Regular Price: $82.00
    Sale: $75.00
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    Garbo E String

    Garbo E String

    The Garbos have a thicker diameter and a big, dark sound. Great for jazz pizz players, they can often "hold their own" with a drum set. They have a solid core provides a solid and distinctive power in the lower mid frequency range, and they are clear and...

    Regular Price: $82.00
    Sale: $75.00
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    Garbo EXTENDED E String (for Low C extensions)

    Garbo EXTENDED E String (for Low C extensions)

    The Garbos have a thicker diameter and a big, dark sound. Great for jazz pizz players, they can often "hold their own" with a drum set. They have a solid core provides a solid and distinctive power in the lower mid frequency range, and they are clear and...

    Regular Price: $122.00
    Sale: $112.00
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    Mini Pre 2 - Dual Channel Preamp

    Mini Pre 2 - Dual Channel Preamp

    Here's a handy box. Preamps are often necessary with piezo-based upright bass (and guitar, mandolin, etc.) pickups - mostly, it's a matter of input impedance. What's the deal? Check out our FAQ page covering the topic for more information.If...

    Regular Price: $109.95
    Sale: $85.00
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    Model 411 Magnetic Upright Bass Pickup

    Model 411 Magnetic Upright Bass Pickup

    Note: The Schaller magnetic pickup has been discontinued, but I still have stock. I've dropped the price, so now is your chance to get one - brand new, in perfect condition - at a discount! Schaller Kontrabass-Pickup 411, Modell 10/70 If this isn't the...

    Regular Price: $149.00
    Sale: $124.00
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    Phosphor Bronze strings for Gold Tone MBASS 23

    EXPPBB190GS is a light gauge set of Phosphor Bronze wound strings optimized for Taylor's GS Mini acoustic bass that utilizes EXP coating for extended lifespan. Since D'Addario introduced Phosphor Bronze guitar strings in 1974, they have been synonymous...

    Regular Price: $36.89
    Sale: $27.95
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    RB-2 Rockabilly (Passive) Upright Bass Pickup

    RB-2 Rockabilly (Passive) Upright Bass Pickup

    RB-2 and RB-2A "Rockabilly"Double Bass Pickup SetThe RB series of pickups from Schatten Design are simple, affordable, good-sounding pickups. One can easily see the similarity in design to the Bass Max from K&K sound, but our "A-B" tests have shown...

    Regular Price: $179.95
    Sale: $145.00
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    RB-2A Rockabilly (Active) Upright Bass Pickup

    RB-2A Rockabilly (Active) Upright Bass Pickup

    The RB series of pickups from Schatten Design are simple, affordable, good-sounding pickups. One can easily see the similarity in design to the Bass Max from K&K sound, but our "A-B" tests have shown that the character of sound is somewhat different...

    Regular Price: $244.95
    Sale: $199.00
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    Silver Rumbler Strings for KALA U-Bass

    The Silver Rumbler strings are made exclusively for Kala by Aquila; they have a little bit more tension than the classic UBASS strings. They use a special "Nylgut" compound to give them increased density and stability - as well as, they claim, the...

    Regular Price: $18.95
    Sale: $15.00
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    The Real Bluegrass Book

    The Real Bluegrass Book

    This is a "Real Book" for Bluegrass. What's a real book? The old "fake books" were photocopied versions of jazz standards that people collected, self-published into a bound format, and passed around the scene so that players could refer to it to jam...

    Regular Price: $29.99
    Sale: $25.00
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    Thunder RED LOW B String for Kala U-Bass

    A unique feeling and a strong, consistent sound. Until now, it was necessary to increase the gauge of a string for it to produce a lower-pitched note. But increasing the string’s diameter also increases internal dampening. That makes the string...

    Regular Price: $17.50
    Sale: $9.50
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    Thunder RED Strings for Kala U-Bass

    A unique feeling and a strong, consistent sound. Until now, it was necessary to increase the gauge of a string for it to produce a lower-pitched note. But increasing the string’s diameter also increases internal dampening. That makes the string...

    Regular Price: $49.99
    Sale: $29.95
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    Thundergut String Set for Kala U-Bass

    Thundergut String Set for Kala U-Bass

    Aquila strings of Italy introduced this new set, which is made with a proprietary plastic compound; a dense elastic-plastic blend. "The result is a string with density, stability, and the ability to resonate at very low frequencies,” Kala says...

    Regular Price: $28.99
    Sale: $16.95
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    U-Bass Strings - for ACOUSTIC U-BASS - #508

    U-Bass Strings - for ACOUSTIC U-BASS - #508

    If you dig the small size and playability of the U-Bass, but are hankering for a more traditional "electric" vibe and feel, these strings may be what you're looking for. They have a nylon/silk core, wound in silver-plated copper. They have an overall...

    Regular Price: $52.00
    Sale: $32.00
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    U-Bass Strings - for Kala 'Sub' Bass - #509

    If you dig the small size and playability of the U-Bass, but are hankering for a more traditional "electric" vibe and feel, these strings may be what you're looking for. They have a nylon/silk core, wound in silver-plated copper. They have an overall...

    Regular Price: $52.00
    Sale: $32.00
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