Selling my Traben Array 4 Limited. Active Bass With Case
Lots of people have good things to say about these so I got one. After a year or so of learning bass I have decided that my 54 year old fingers really need a 32" (Medium) scale. So this one has to go as I am stalking a nearby Warwick.
Would consider other 32" part exchanges though
This one is mint! it even still has the barcode sticker on the back with no marks or blemishes that I can see.
I've not played it much due to the stretch and my aching pinky so it has lived in the Ritter hardcase (included). I used a starter Yamaha which will be appearing on ebay shortly.
A bit of googling will tell you all you need to know about this bass - highly thought of with custom features at a sensible price - seems to be the verdict. Copied and pasted from some review somewhere:
[size=3]"[color=#333333][font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Using exotic woods normally reserved for high-end or custom basses, the Traben Array Limited 4S brings a striking spalted maple top to the Traben style and sound. Combine the custom looks with a modern soapbar and humbucker pickup combination with 3-band active EQ and you've got one hot bass. The pickups are also controlled by volume and blend knobs. The solid brass custom bridge provides a sonic benefit that you will hear and feel. The Array body is slightly smaller and perfectly balanced for lighter weight and modern feel. Traben's unique philosophy for building electric basses centers around their large bridges for bigger, badder tone. These bigger bridges are designed to have more mass and more bridge-to-body contact for added resonance in the body."[/font][/color][/size]
I'm not an experienced bassist and my ear is still developing but the range of tones seems very broad and it sounds goood! I even found myself believing the stuff they said on youtube about the heavy flame bridge and brass nut increasing the sustain and having a positive effect on tone.
I've bought and sold a lot of banjos and other instruments over the years, some I've kept, others had to go - I'm not entirely sure that I will not regret selling this but the Warwick is calling.
I live in Elmswell near Bury St Edmunds and work in Colchester Essex.
Happy to meet / post / you collect / whatever: Postage will be About £25 I reckon and I will pack it well.