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  1. Thank you! - it is a rather lovely bass. Maybe look forward to a visitor from Glasgow...
  2. PLEASE NOTE - The last four pics were taken last weekend (the rain finally stopped for a bit...) - as you can see, excellent condition, mellowing nicely. For sale is my New Standard Cleveland double bass. I had this bass built for me in 2008 in the USA, and imported it to the UK. I asked Wil DeSola & Arnold Schnitzer to shade the bass lighter than standard, & to fit a Fishman Full Circle pickup & mixed guts & steels. This is an amazing bass, absolutely THE bass for bluegrass, jazz, old-time…indeed any style that is plucked. Unfortunately for me, rheumatoid arthritis has robbed me of finger strength, & so after 12 years I find myself having to part with it. The bass is currently strung with Spirocores (E & A) and Gut-a-Like deluxe synthetics (D & G - which I prefer over plain guts). Supplied with soft case, and many strings in good order (full plain Lenzner guts, various steels & synthetics). If wanted, I’ll include K&K fingerboard pickup and pre-amp - no extra. I’ve attached 5 pics taken when I first got the bass - the bass has been well cared for, and looks essentially the same, bar some patina on the tuners, and a few small edge marks. Overall, this bass is in excellent condition. I’ve also attached a couple of links - one is a thread I started in Talkbass just after receiving the bass, and the other a link to the New Standard site. Below is the text from my 1st TB post. Reading these will give a good perspective on this bass - this is a bass held in very high regard in the States (there are many pages of posts on the NS Cleveland) - you won’t find many in the UK, as it is a lengthy & costly process to have made and imported. Today, including shipping, import/customs charges and vat, you’d be looking at just over £6K. At £3,500 this bass is a little over half price, without all the aggravation! All questions welcome. This bass will not be freighted, so collection only, or can meet half-way, depending on distance. Thank you for viewing this advert. https://www.talkbass.com/threads/new-standard-cleveland.476241/ https://newstandardbass.com/cleveland.htm Hi all, I posted a while back on Bluegrass Bass Place asking for advice on just what sort of New Standard I should get (ply/hybrid/carved/cleveland/la scala). Based partly (but probably mostly) on their good advice I ordered a ply Cleveland. The crate arrived in the UK early August - being October now, I guess I'm qualified to pass comment - I LOVE THIS BASS (and I'm English, so I don't say this sort of thing lightly). Where do I start...just over a year ago I imported a Upton Bass/Swingmaster ('cos I couldn't find a decent DB at a reasonable price in the UK). This was my first encounter with a 'real' Double Bass (Brief player history - bass guitar: 37 years / EUB:1 year / Double Bass:1 year). When I opened the (Upton Bass/Swingmaster) crate, I thought "this plays fine, but it doesn't sound much like a musical instrument"...I was not aware of how much the tone of a double bass is affected by just playing it - one year on, and the Englehardt had developed a nice round tone. I've owned many new electric basses, but the effect of playing-in has been nowhere so pronounced - quite an eye opener. Don't get me wrong - the Swingmaster was (eventually) a good bass - but by way of comparison, straight out of the crate, the New Standard was just wonderful - I'd heard all these tales on the boards & they were all true - what a fine instrument this is! I had the bass strung with Pirastro Evah's on the bottom, and Lenzner plain guts on the top - this seems to be a good combination (for me anyway) - warm & balanced. So. how can I describe the sound of the Cleveland? - big, warm, sweet, mellow, tight, crisp - every adjective I'd use to describe the best bass I've heard in my 38 years of playing experience. I can't recommend this bass highly enough - the same goes for the guys that make these wonderful instruments - thank you Wil & Arnold - you will not deal with better people. I'm attempting to post some pics of this beautiful bass (I said to Wil "make it look like a piece of washed-up driftwood" - and he did). All in all, a fine, fine bass.
  3. I had an NV115 a couple of years back - most musical tone / tightest response of any cab I've owned (& I've owned / played a lot...) - a delight (only sold cos I've a broken back, and am not getting any younger, unfortunately). Buy this cab - you will LOVE it.
  4. For sale - Mesa Boogie D-800. A hugely capable amp, amazing tone & light as a feather. I gigged one of these for over 4 years before getting this one...however, plans change... Supplied (new) direct to me from Westside Distribution on 22nd January 2019, 5 year transferable warranty. Around 4 hours use, so absolutely as-new. Supplied with Mesa bag / cord / manual, in original box. £620 (save £225 on cheapest new price) including delivery by courier within UK. Any questions welcome, & thanks for looking.
  5. Cool - Mr. De Gier is a great builder of very fine & balanced basses...
  6. Just out of curiosity, what were you looking to trade?
  7. Hi Pete, thanks for your interest. It will be less than £20. Best, Harry
  8. NOW £750, inc. carriage For sale: Fender American Standard Jazz Bass. A beautiful bass in exceptional condition for its age, plays and sounds great, includes original hard case. I bought this bass new from Mansons (Exeter) in 1999. Fitted with Fender '60s custom shop pickups, and precision bass bridge cover - rest is stock. Ash body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard. Nice grain on the body...the woods have mellowed nicely over the years. Mostly played with flatwounds, so very little fret wear. Very consistent from top to bottom - no dead spots or wolf tones. This bass growls and purrs like a great Fender should. I'm near Salisbury, you're welcome to try it out if you like. Can ship via courier within UK. Thanks for looking, any questions welcome.
  9. [quote name='Hutton' timestamp='1489157745' post='3254825'] Did these not originally come with a white pickguard and white pickup cover? [/quote] There have been a few variations on the coral red model, white / white and tort / black amongst them.
  10. [quote name='Hellohehehe' timestamp='1488993624' post='3253583'] Waow! That's a beautiful one... [/quote] Thanks, it is indeed a honey...
  11. *WITHDRAWN - NO LONGER FOR SALE* [size=4][font=Helvetica]For sale: Musicman Stingray Classic 4. A beautiful, immaculate condition bass, everything as it should be (i.e., all original, mutes intact etc.), plays & sounds great, includes original hardcase.[/font] [font=Helvetica]I bought this bass in August 2015, the bass was made in 2013, and I'm the second owner. I've not gigged it, indeed I don't think it has seen any more that home use. My main gig for the past couple of years has been double bass in a rockabilly band, and fretless in an americana band, and so have not had a need to use it, unfortunately...time that someone got to use it as intended! [/font][/size] [font=Helvetica]Would look at trade for similar condition Fender AVRI Precision.[/font] [size=4][font=Helvetica]I'm near Salisbury, you're welcome to try it out if you like. Can ship via courier within UK, will be £20.[/font] [font=Helvetica]Thanks for looking, any questions welcome.[/font][/size]
  12. Have pm'd you - up for it & available now - but no reply from band... sent them this mp3 (bass out, my play on top) - [sharedmedia=core:attachments:174455] Have no idea if track will appear / play, but there ya go. Best, Harry
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