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*SOLD* Vigier Passion 1984/5 Series II (Graphite neck-thru)
£1100

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I recently bought this bass as a partner for my main bass. Just like busses, another has come along so I'm letting this one go for the simple reason that the other matches the colour my main bass (!)

If you don't know much about Vigier basses, they are entirely hand made and pioneered the use of graphite in the 80s. The 'Series II' basses have a full carbon neck thru as you see here. Soon after they moved to a graphite/wood mix. I think the full graphite ones are special.

It plays wonderfully, low action and crystal clear sound from the two massive single coil Benedetti pickups. It's unusual to find one of these in original un-modified condition.

Controls are a pickup switch (front, both, rear, rather than a sweepable pot), behind that is the volume knob. Underneath, a sweepable mid control (from 80hz to 5200hz) and a 15dB +/- switch. Behind that, a treble control that sweeps from super bright to thud, I've been unable to get the exact frequencies of this but it feels like +/- 15dB at around 8khz.

Derek Forbes fans - this is identical to his Vigier.

I wrote about the bass in some detail [url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/287844-nbd-1985-series-2-vigier/page__view__findpost__p__3084969"]here[/url] so have a read and ask any questions. I'm in York if you'd like to come and have a play; I also travel to Oxford a bit so may be able to come to you. I will post it too but much prefer a F2F deal!

It comes with a Gator case, one of those rectangular rigid foam ones.

Sound clip of a very similar bass here (not me playing [url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOjwq4Xe4dU"]https://www.youtube....h?v=gOjwq4Xe4dU[/url] and here is one for people who say graphite sounds sterile [url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih6yMZRbRvY"]https://www.youtube....h?v=ih6yMZRbRvY[/url] )

Basic features:
- Graphite neck-thru
- Benedetti single coil pickups
- Hipshot D-Tuner
- Beutiful aged-white colour
- Schaller hardware, 3D bridge
- Quirky French 18V pre-amp
- New Elixir strings
- Gator case
- One tuning machine puppet supplied on request ;)

Pics:

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Why did you have to do that? I've always wanted one of these. I'm going to have to have sleep on this before I do something rash.

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Ain't this typical . Years waiting for a white one like this to come along , and I've not long splashed out on other gear .

I suppose this is cash only , and not trade options

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So nice to see one of these up for sale. I owned one during the mid to late 80''s and I would say that, pound for pound it was the best bass that I've owned (including my Wal or Alembic).

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I'll give this a little bump, I was interested in buying it but something has come up.

These are stunning BTW easily better than the Older S2 Status I owned at the same IMO.

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Crickey! Nice bass! - If it is anything like the Vigiers I have reviewed or the one's you've let me play Ped, then this is quite a catch!

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Sorry no trades. Action is low - there's no truss rod and very little relief (how I like it!) so any potential purchaser may want to try it first.

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That's a beautiful bass
I had the opportunity to play a Status Buzzard from the Entwistles collection for a gig once - those graphite necks are sensational to play

Going to have to have a real serious think about this one

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Had one just like it but in a see through orange. Brilliant to play and possible to get that Rizla fag paper action with no buzzing.

Swapped mine for an Alembic. Big mistake. These are a dream to play, wish I'd kept it. Parametric EQ sweep is a really great feature too.

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Bass is now OHPF - she's off back to France

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That is one of the few "modern" basses I actually like! If i'd have had the funds when I saw this advertised, i'd have bought that Ped.

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