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  1. I'll have these please £30 posted Please e-mail to sort out payment Thanks Patrick (fretless)
  2. Sorry , no trades on this one
  3. Name: FSR American Vintage ‘75 Jazz Bass® Serial no. Z8132012 Series: American Vintage Series Body: Ash Neck: Maple, ‘70s "C" Shape, (Gloss Urethane Finish) Fingerboard: 1-Piece Maple, 7.25" Radius (184 mm) No. of Frets: 20 Vintage Style Frets Scale Length: 34" (863.6 mm) Width @ Nut: 1.5" (38.1 mm) Hardware: Nickel/Chrome Machine Heads: American Vintage '70s Fender®-Stamped Open Gear Tuning Machines Bridge: American Vintage Bass with Single Groove Steel Barrel Saddles Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black Pickups: American Vintage '75 Jazz Bass® Single-Coil Pickups Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone Colors: (734) Aged Natural, (Gloss Urethane Finish) Strings: Probably Fenders but cannot be sure Unique Features: "Bullet" Truss Rod Adjustment, 3-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt Adjustment, White Binding with White Pearloid Block Inlay, Synthetic Bone Nut, Black Plastic Control Knobs Source: U.S.A Accessories: Chrome covers, thumb rest, foam mute, deluxe Fender Black Hardshell Case, Keys, Strap, Lead, original tickets/tags, manual Original retail believed to be in excess £2000 ( the serial no. appears to date this bass to 2008 ?) Current shop retail in UK seems to be circa £1500 - IF you can find one Very light use, no dings, overall condition excellent Selling because not used enough - believed to be a collectable model but I'm more interested in use not ownership. No exchanges, price includes delivery to mainland uk up to £40 cost - or will meet "halfway" within 100 - 120 miles of Plymouth. Welcome to visit and review - Plymouth. No pressure to sell - please don't make any silly offers.
  4. Rabbie It seems to me that db mics are another "which are the best strings" type dilema ... One mic does not fit all instruments/style/strings/volume/etc/etc. My travels down this road have brought me (via sm57 under fretboard, joemeek pencil condenser mic, AMT s25B, various piezo pick-ups and Full circle) to a Nadine Ear Trumpets mic (needs 48 volts phantom power) which, as far as I can tell, does reproduce accurately the acoustic sound of my bass (carved old Czech hatpeg, spiro weich strings). That nirvana of "my bass but louder" ..............BUT ...................................... It is expensive AND proved to be utterly incapable of being used with my Markbass 12 combo at even moderate volume. I never sorted this out despite conflab with the ear trumpet people, use of fishman pre-amp, etc. I am not an electro wizard but I don't think the output impedance of the Nadine liked the input impedance of the Markbass. Since most of our work is in smallish venues we use backline for amplification and not being able to use the Nadine effectively was frustrating. Sending the mic output to the main board was fine on a largish outside gig and I was told by a muso I respect that the DB sound to the audience was very good. However, they also had a di feed from the Markbass into which I ran the full circle - so I really don't know what the balance was between the two bass feeds on the main desk. Did the same at a lower volume ( but quality venue) gig where everything was put through the pa by an experienced ( bass playing) tech and we had a copy of the individual tracks recorded - these sounded ok in the circumstances but once again I don't know how the bass was blended. I think it is so much easier for a pa person to use the full circle feed when time is short. I am now putting it through an AI amp just bought on Basschat so I have the full circle into one channel as backup, the Nadine into the other channel and I can dispense with the outboard 48 volt power supply otherwise required by the Nadine. Only one modest gig with the new arrangement so far but we have two or three more coming up in the next fortnight so I will be better able to judge results. On the recent gig we played I used the "Nadine" channel about 75%, Full Circle 25% and was please to hear a very unadulterated sound at an acceptable volume. I have not pushed the AI combo volume yet but should get about 600 watts with my upshot speaker added. The band plays swing and latin, two saxes, drums, guitar, bass , vocal so rock volume not required but it is a reasonably full sound. (Incidentally, the AI head has also worked fine with fretless and Jazz basses put through a markbass 15 cab - again, not seeking a trash metal sound !!!!) I'm off to contemplate if I really want to buy some pirastro perpetuals to add to my box of must-have strings .....................Double bass, the way to madness and poverty.
  5. Bass under offer and deposit en route. Will re-open if there's a hiccup but no more offers please at present.. Thanks for all the interest and information everyone ! fretless
  6. Pierre Still under negotiation elsewhere ...... I will keep you informed fretless
  7. Pierre The bass is under serious offer from a UK buyer - I will update tomorrow. fretless
  8. After a great deal of thought, this bass is not for me and the owner has asked me to post it for sale on Basschat. More photos and sale details on "for sale" section. Thanks for all replies and information. fretless
  9. Please see the thread under " WAL - INFORMATION" as this has more pictures and details. In brief I was passed this WAL by the owner with the possibility of purchase. Serial No PB 1287 After lots of consideration I don't think I can make enough use of it to justify cost and I am not a collector. I mainly play double bass at present and have a good arsenal of fretted and fretless electrics if they are required. The owner acquired the bass second hand in Sept 1999 from Mansons - he has the invoice. He had rarely played it and it has spent most the the time as a wall hanging ..... this accounts for it's exceptionally good condition given age. Appears to date back to autumn 1979 and is active. Only cosmetic fault that I can find is a small depression in the laquer on the back - most probably a belt buckle pressure point. Visually almost impossible to see - check out photo please. I have not taken the front plate off and the electrics all seem to work through my amp. There is "crackle" present when turning the master volume pots but not present when playing. I suspect the electrics would benefit from a check over and service at WAL given instruments age. I have cleaned the fretboard, neck and wood finishes with Mansons lemon oil. There are some minimal string marks on fretboard. - Appears to be strung with quality fine flatwounds. Intonation is good all the way up the neck. Original case, a strap and dunlop strap locks. No trades or silly offers. Will consider sensible offers. Buyer to collect or arrange shipping. Most welcome to check over and try the bass - e mail me to arrange.
  10. Battery present so it's an active version bass .........
  11. Thanks Trevor Very helpful, will look at electrics asap to confirm passive/active, etc.
  12. Elderly bass player has passed me a WAL 4 string, lined fretless to check out - pictures attached. He purchased Bass "second hand" in 1999 from Manson’s in Exeter - invoice to hand, WAL case. No on heel plate is PB 1287 Body looks to be solid ash Seems to date back to 1978/79 (?) - which will make it a very early model ? Confirm ? Condition of body/neck is excellent - Intonation seems spot on and set up is good, plays all the way up the neck without problems. Lots of pots and switches - would be helpful to know what each is supposed to do so that I can assess if they are all functioning OK ? ie 3 way toggle switch on lower horn, five rotary pots and three mini switches below the pickup surrounds ? Advice please ?
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