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  1. Yes, still for sale. Send me a PM if you want any further info.
  2. Now WITHDRAWN High quality Tune Bass Maniac 4 string bass. MIJ in 1986. The bass maniacs were the originators of the whole Ibanez SR and Nanyo SGC shape basses. I bought this bass from its first owner 3 or 4 years ago. Very high quality MIJ bass. 2 piece Ash body with a massively thick quilted maple (I think) top. Neck is skinny, 3 piece laminated maple. Tuners are original and of high quality. Total bass weight is an extremely comfortable 3.3kg. It has a brass nut. Frets show almost no wear, which is incredible. Not sure what they are made of. The neck is straight and true with no significant dings or scrapes. Plays very nicely indeed. The Tune preamp has been removed (I am not a fan of Tune electronics anyway), and has been replaced with passive wiring, giving you volume for each pickup, master treble cut and a master bass cut. It works really, really well actually. Played acoustically, the bass is very resonant and a testament to its build of the highest quality woods. The bridge is the standard massive MIJ Tune affair. Now we get to the pickups which you will have noticed instantly. Built originally as a PJ (these are not the original Tune pickups - again I think these are better than the originals, despite being "no-name" pickups) I have routed a new socket for the DG part of the P pickup to be mounted on the neck side of the EA part, to make it a reverse P pickup. IMO it sounds much better and balanced this way as originally the DG part of the P pickup is too close to the bridge pickup for me, sonically. In the original DG rout is half a cheap P pickup to make it look nice. You could obviously easily swap it back again to the original "standard" P orientation if you wanted. The DG P pickup rout is admittedly not perfect with a little bit of lacquer chipping around the edge but you have to look relatively close to see it. I have also put a small rosewood thumb rest to give you a bit more option in thumb placement as the P pickup is slightly too near the bridge for my ideal hand placement. The general finish of the body is still wonderful for a 33 year old bass. There are a few small dents which I have tried to show in pictures but overall the impression is of a pretty tidy bass. THe bass sounds absolutely wonderful and the neck is just a dream for me. However, I am selling it as I just can't get my right hand comfortable on this body shape whatever I do. Ergonomically it just ain't gonna fit me. I now also have too many basses so something must go. Make no mistake this is not at all comparable with the MIK Bass Maniacs or the SGC Nanyo Bass Collection range and is much higher quality. This is a difficult bass to price as it is high quality but is rare and is quite altered from original. I think £225 posted in mainland UK is a decent price for such a great instrument, and a piece of history to boot. Payment by cash or Paypal gift please. Please see my extensive feedback here too. If you want to come and see it, I live near Southampton. Price would be a bit less for collection.
  3. now SOLD For sale, one COG Knightfall 66 pedal. My favourite ever bass overdrive pedal. Only for sale as I have now moved exclusively over to a Helix and I can't see that changing in the forseeable future. 2 x channels, level and gain for each. Clean blend, Voice (basically a crossover control altering the frquency over which the signal is overdriven) and tone. All you need. In superb condition. COG's usual brushed aluminium finish. Needs power from a standard Boss-type PSU (not included). Does not take batteries. £110 posted to you in mainland UK. In original box. Will be very safely packaged. Paypal gift or bank transfer payment only please. No offers thanks.
  4. ..................... now SOLD .......................... One set of 2009 Jason Lollar handwound PJ pickups for 4 string bass. The J pickup has raised polepieces on the A and D string positions. The pickups themselves are immaculate, the covers have a couple of scuffs on them although nothing at all serious. Plenty of wire length. Sound pretty awesome as you might expect. A serious upgrade for any serious bassist. £139 posted to you within mainland UK. No trades thanks.
  5. Absolutely immaculate Ashdown ABM EVO IV 4x10 cab, 8 ohm, 600W. Used literally for one gig. This is the 2nd one of these I've owned. IMO they are as good as absolutely anything. Sadly the band folded and I have no need for it in my current band as I go through the PA. I've been holding on to it as it is a quality item but if I join further bands I'd be looking to downsize kit not upsize again. The cab is a heavy-duty piece of kit and I have fitted professional heavy duty 5 inch castors to the bottom, so you can now roll it around as effortlessly as you can play through it. No marks or scuffs on it at all. Pretty much as new, plus the casters of course. £279 Collection only, no exceptions, from the Southampton area. Price is £299, no offers.
  6. Oh b*gger. Wish I hadn't spotted this. I'm very tempted to repurchase this baby of mine.
  7. Thanks Molan, Yes, it offers way more than a beginners bass.
  8. I'm near Southampton Gary, although am happy to post.
  9. Bass now SOLD Lovely 1990 MIJ Tune Bass Maniac 4 string bass. These basses were the original Japanese design that inspired the whole Bass Collection and Ibanez SR range basses. You don't see many for sale because they are pretty awesome and people hang on to them. Ash body with 3-piece laminated maple neck, brass nut. Light as a feather yet still with an authoritative tone that does not get lost with a band. So easy to play it almost plays itself. Very slim neck, 37.5mm nut width. When I got the bass I was very impressed with the ergonomics and playability but not so much with the pickups or preamp. So, it now sports a Tonerider/Wilkinson PJ setup with passive Jazz bass pickups wired VVT (the 4th pot is a dummy pot). Personally, I think it is hugely improved. Great for pretty much any style I guess. Condition is superb for a 27 yr old bass. The neck is immaculate and straight as a die. Probably the loveliest neck of any bass I have ever played. Fret wear is very minimal. The body is generally in excellent condition with a couple of dings and a few other very minor swirls and scuffs. It is not a museum piece, but the general impression is of a bass in excellent condition. I bought this bass from Dandelion, of this forum, and I did trace the original owner, who is also a member here, although with the loss of all my PMs with the website format change I cannot remember who it is and now have no record. I do remember that the original owner told me that the bass was bought new in Spain in 1990 and did have the "Made in Japan" sticker on the cavity cover when new. The sticker is identical in every way to my other MIJ Tune bass. I mention all this because Tune changed production to Korea in or around 1990-91 and this bass has some transitional hardware, more common with MIK basses. However, I can confirm that this bass was made in Japan. Price is £229 posted to you in mainland UK, which I consider an absolute bargain for a classic MIJ bass. Will be sent in a battered but protective hard case. Payment by Paypal gift or bank transfer only please. Collection from me in the Southampton area would also be just fine, and would involve a saving of £15 for you ! No trades thanks. Only for sale as I have another of these, with a slightly prettier front and I am desperate to raise money for a camera lens ! main by Alan Bridges, on Flickr body front by Alan Bridges, on Flickr body rear by Alan Bridges, on Flickr hstock front by Alan Bridges, on Flickr neck rear by Alan Bridges, on Flickr hstock rear by Alan Bridges, on Flickr MIJ by Alan Bridges, on Flickr
  10. hamfist

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    Sold a pedal to Graeme. Easy deal. Great comms throughout. Thanks mate !
  11. [quote name='Thunderpaws' timestamp='1505652829' post='3373348'] Where are you based? [/quote] Southampton area.
  12. now SOLD Only a few months old. Pretty much unused. I keep on buying fuzzes and then selling them. I love the idea of them but just don't use them with a band. Same old story. This is my favourite fuzz though ! IMmaculate and comes with the box, instructions, feet etc. Just like a new one. £79 posted to you in mainland UK. No trades thanks. [url="https://flic.kr/p/YLhVeg"][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/YLhVeg"]muff 1[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/"]Alan Bridges[/url], on Flickr [url="https://flic.kr/p/YtsqJ3"][/url][url="https://flic.kr/p/YtsqJ3"]muff 2[/url] by [url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/"]Alan Bridges[/url], on Flickr
  13. Just sold an Ashdown 4x10 cab to Lozz. A very easy deal. Great comms from Lozz and an absolute pleasure to chat to when he came to pick it up.
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