Up for sale is my superb gigging PJ bass. I painstakingly built this up over a few years, trying out different combinations of bodies and pickups, centred around that superb Warmoth neck.
Times they are a changin' and I’d like something shorter to practice with in my very small home office.
This was superbly set up by Chris Ward of Bass Centre fame. I even had him dress the fret ends. It plays like an absolute dream and currently has an old set of GHS Pressurewounds that kinda sound like flats now.
Will be sad to see it go.
Here are the Specs:
Neck: Warmoth USA
Style: Tele® Bass
Construction: Super Bass Construction
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Roasted Maple
Fingerboard Wood: Indian Rosewood
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Back Shape: Slim Taper (about 21mm front-to-back at nut)
Stiffening Rods: Graphite Rods
Fret Size: 6105
Tuner Ream: Hipshot Ultra Lite (14mm)
Radius: Straight 10"
Fret #: 21
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Inlays: Cream Face Dots
Side Dots: White Side Dots
String Nut: GraphTech Black TUSQ XL - Standard Nut
Finish: Tru-Oil (Gunstock Oil) finish (did this myself)
Hipshot USA Ultralite Tuners
Hipshot USA Ultralite Bass Xtender
Hipshot String Retainer
Body: Squier Affinity
Original pickguard and bridge
Copper shielding in pickup routes
Seymour Duncan SPB-1 Pickup at neck
Dimarzio UltraJazz (Split coil) at bridge. Currently wired in series for high output, but you could put a toggle on the scratchplate for parallel.
Kiogon wiring loom, with selector, vol, vol, tone.
Weight of this bass is a very reasonable 3.75Kg. There are a few minor scratches and a couple of dings here and there but nothing that jumps out. Hit me up if you want close up pics of anything.
Trade wise, I'm looking for a medium or short scale that's very light weight. 3.5Kg absolute maximum and preferably lighter.
Price is a firm £525 £450 plus delivery. EDIT: That is the one and only price drop before being parted out.
I estimate that insured, that will come out £40-50. If you're local, you are welcome to look and try in a safe, socially distanced way, which probably means outside or in the garage.
If this doesn't sell, I'd look to part it out but let's face it, no one wants that hassle and I've got at least 1 box I can use. It would be such a shame to break this up, as it feels like these were meant to be together.
Optionally, I can include the superb Mono M80 Case. We'd have to work out a price for that.