Ampeg AEB-1 and (fretless) AUB-1 Scroll basses themselves so rarely turn up for sale on eBay, so to see this example of the even rarer Ampeg ASB-1 Devil Bass listed... well, I'd be failing in my Guitarz hosting duties if I didn't blog about it.
Features are more or less the same as the AEB-1, although with a different body shape. In common with the AEB-1, the Devil Bass - so called because of the pointy horns - has through-body sound holes, the same scroll-headed neck, and the same "mystery" hidden pickup (essentially a steel diaphragm over two magnetic coils set into epoxy) which allows use of nylon or gut strings if so desired.
Ampeg ASB-1 and AUSB-1 (fretless) Devil Basses on his website.
The Ampeg ASB-1 pictured here is currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $19,500.
G L Wilson
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