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  1. Hi, no sorry it sold. Didn't want to unnecessarily bump it to the top again by changing the title since I thought no one would look this far back. Will change title accordingly and good luck with your search!
  2. Marinus just bought by modded Nate Mendel P bass and was brilliant to deal with. Clear communication and swift payment - pleasure doing business with you Marinus!
  3. Not posted much at all in the years I've been on so thought I'd make a start with my Sterling Ray34HH. Absolutely love this bass and the roasted maple neck feels incredible. Pickups are pretty decent though I may swap them out in the future (bridge one especially lacks a little bite), but positions 2 and 4 (both outer coils and both inner coils respectively) sound absolutely incredible! Highly highly recommended for anyone who wants a Ray but can't afford an EBMM.
  4. Been a long-time lurker on here since a brief appearance in 2014 and have been toying with selling this for a little while now, but feel like needs must! So, for sale is my early Nate Mendel Precision with some serious mods. Feels great, sounds killer! Having recently had a baby (child number 3) and working full-time over lockdown, I haven't been able to give it quite as much love as I'd have liked before selling and there are a couple of things that I'd have sorted with more time. I will, of course, include these in the advert in italics so there are no surprises. But if this does suit anyone here and you bite, you'll be getting a lot more than £800 worth of gear - I've shunted the cost down to compensate for these small defects. The bass Fender Nate Mendel Precision - purchased in 2014 The mods - Bareknuckle Scatter-Wound 58 Split-Coil P-Pickup. Sounds seriously rich and punchy - currently £118.80 from BK website https://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/pickup/p-bass/p-bass-58-split-coil-p - Bareknuckle Hand-Wound 60-PE Jazz Bass bridge pickup added. Currently £94.80 from BK website https://www.bareknucklepickups.co.uk/pickup/j-bass/j-bass-60-pe (Type in 'Bareknuckle Bass Pickups' on Youtube and watch Nolly's vid with the Fretking Perfection Bass (the first hit) for a good indication of the sound.) - Fender '62 Precision Tortoiseshell Pickguard. £80 on Thomann website https://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_pickguard_precision_13holes_tt.htm?sid=63b5ec8fb17da8314d06f69bda44abad - 3-way selector switch added (I asked for either VVT or the three-way switch but the guys at the Guitar Repair Workshop ended up doing both). - Neck re-lacquered for faster movement. I found the lacquer far too thick and sticky so Jack at Jack's Instrument services re-did the whole neck for me - still a vintage tint but much faster and smoother. Bear in mind that the headstock signature and serial number was removed in the process and some paint around the neck joint chipped further than the original relicing. The extras Without any further cost than the £800 asking price, I am happy to throw in any of the following that you'd like: - The original Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder pickups - A set of Thomastik Infeld Flats (not on bass currently) - A mint-green pickguard which also accommodates the selector switch - A black 3-ply pickguard (replica, but brings the bass back close to the original look of a NM precision) - The bass will come with a Hiscox hard case The issues Tone pot needs replacing. It has cracked - with more time I'd have sorted it. Bass picked up an additional paint chip. Obvious in the photos - the red scraped off to reveal the gold undercoat in a section near the bridge Small chip on the body at the neck pocket. Looks a little scruffy but doesn't affect playability in any way. And finally, here are some more photos! This is a serious amount of bass and goods for the price, and the main issues are only cosmetic/easily fixed. Given the family situation this is for sale only; no trade offers please. Happy to post at buyer's arrangement and expense, but would recommend a meet-up (close-ish to Mcr and of course respecting current Covid-19 guidelines) if at all possible so you can assess the bass for yourself.
  5. Post holiday bump and a price drop. Having seen a number of very decent Precisions at phenomenally reasonable prices, I'm happy to do a further price drop - £650 or nearest offer. That's nearly a grand less than you'd pay for this new! Will
  6. Do you work in said shop MB1? When I say local shop I mean it's in Mcr, still a chain instrument shop! MB1. Local PM.
  7. Back up again, don't think I'll be getting on to BC for 10 days or so from Sunday, so get in touch next couple of days if you wanna make an offer, otherwise I'll et it drift for a while. Had a trade offer from a local shop which wasn't too bad at all, but would prefer this way!
  8. Birthday bump! Anyone want to buy this today and help me buy that Precision I've wanted for so long?! There are a couple on here I'd love to bid for, if only I had the funds! Have a lovely day peeps
  9. Thanks Dan! It's a beautiful bass, shame it's not got the fretboard you're after. I personally prefer rosewood on a Ray as it mellows the punchy sound a tad, but each to their own hey
  10. Keeping this up here till Sat then it's going. Any further offers? Happy to provide any other details needed
  11. Bump. Great trade offer made recently but am looking more specifically at something like a Mendel P or a Highway 1 P + some cash, or a simple sale. Happy to discuss anything that's just outside of that box
  12. ManchesterWill


    Hi Spark, welcome to the forum! Nice rig you've got there, your basses look like brothers! Have fun
  13. Back up we go! I know it's not been on long but I've reduced the price having seen what other Rays seem to be going for. Get in touch for any more details
  14. Price Drop - £650 ono Hi all, Having introduced myself a few days ago, it's time to head this way to sell my beautiful 3 band eq EB Musicman Stingray. I bought it in 2002 and it's served me faithfully in a variety of settings over the last 12 years. Diversification (I'm playing 4 and 6 string these days) plus severe underuse, sadly forces sale, and with the money I make from this, I'm hoping to have most of the funds for a slightly lower end second hand Fender Precision and Fender Tele. The 'Ray is a beautiful translucent teal green (discontinued now I think?!) and has a very comfortable low action. The rosewood fretboard adds warmth to that Stingray punch we know so well. I only have travel scales at home (for suitcases), but I weighed it on the strap and it came in at 4.7kg. It has 4 dings in the paintwork on the underside, as the photo shows, and the expected buckle rash on the back, but for a twelve year old bass, looks almost as good as new from the front. Build quality is just as you'd expect from the factory in San Luis Obispo. Original hard shell case included in price. Reasonable offers will be considered, might also be interested in trading for a 70s style Fender P (Nate Mendel model esp) + cash. PM me or reply underneath for any more details. I'm based close to the centre of Manchester (easy bus ride from any train station) and would prefer to trade in person, having never sold a bass online before, but won't rule out arranging delivery at buyer's expense or meeting at a reasonable location. Cheers, Will
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