Due to the Covid-19 situation and severe back problems (66% officially disabled because of it) plus right shoulder injury (non-operable capsulitis from which, after more than 3 years, I will never fully recover), I'm selling all my basses over 4 kilos and also the ones I'm not really using. I've also considerably lowered the price for a quick sale.
WOOD & TRONICS Zoid 5 (to me their best design), naturally reliced : some pay huge amounts for this by 7ender, here it's free !
NO TRADES !
NON NEGOTIABLE PRICE !
Asking price including shipping fully insured with tracking number to your place in these European countries (ask for other countries) : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding French overseas departments and territories), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom : £1599 GBP !!! A new one would cost you at least twice the asking price if you order it today with the same specifications and a few months to get it.
Shipping to United Kingdom is only possible until the 16th of December 2020 because of the Brexit...
In fully working condition, with some 13 years of use, but no abuse.
Here are the specifications :
Body : swamp ash wings with quilted maple top (and magnetic electronics lid)
Neck : 3 pieces flamed maple through neck
Fingerboard : rosewood with brass on the side and abalone on the fretboard
Frets : 24 mandolin frets in perfect condition
Headstock : 3 + 2 with matched quilted maple top
Pickups : Nordstrand DC 5 with switch (chrome) working for the both pickups together in parallel / single coil / series (so you have no strange sounds when blending them)
Preamp : Aguilar OBP-3
Controls : volume, balance, bass, mid with one switch (chrome) for the 400 / 800 Hz frequency, treble
Tuners : Hipshot Licensed
Bridge : original two parts Wood & Tronics (ETS)
Strings spacing at bridge : 19 mm
Nut : brass
Strings spacing at nut : 10 mm
Knobs : original metal
Scale : 34 inches
Hardware colour : gold except the switches and the output jack, which are chrome
Truss rod : one (real Fodera)
Finish : light gloss
Land of craftsmanship : Italy
Serial number : unknown
Year : 2007
Weight : 3.905 kilos
Action : from 1.5 mm under the G string to 2 mm under the B string at 12th fret (can go lower, but was perfect for me)
Will come with an unbranded hard case.
Non-smoking environment as usual.
The bass has been fully set up professionally. It has been fitted with a new battery and a (nos used) set of Fodera Nickel strings (45 - 65 - 85 -105 - 135).
Early hollowed model à la Fodera, totally hand made (look at the lid), with that sweet and detailed sound typical from that period. Lots of wear and a few dings for this player, but don't be afraid, everything is working fine without any electronics scratches (except the usual Aguilar crack when switching the mids) and no hidden issues... The price asked reflects that condition.
Link to the old Wood & Tronics page : ZOID Custom Variations Wood & Tronics (wtbasses.net)
Here a video by Enrico PASINI himself to give you an idea of how a Zoid 5 can sound :
And another one, made by Arnaud MORIN (ebony fretboard and different pickups, but the "sound" of the Zoid 5 is there) :
What you see is what you get !
Look at the photos taken under different angles to see the real condition, the wear and dents. Absolutely no real damage, only wear of time and playing ! All the photos are here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_xP_ULUN5NmnkamMIseIWb2Gd53RhFDX?usp=sharing
I recently aquired a bass through a trade. It is a very lovely bass, but regretably it has to go, I still have too many of them. So here you are: JCR Jazzbass 5, 24 frets, all at your disposal.
JCR (Jaume Catalá Redondo) is a Spanish luthier that is beginning to get his well deserved recognition among the best in the continent. You have already seen in Basschat a number of his gorgeous products, and they are very fantastic. Many of his basses have an obvious source of inspiration in Fodera, but this bass is diferent. We are talking of a jazzbass design with 24 frets. It reminds me a lot of such models as the Mayones Hadrien Feraud bass. I hope the colleague Mustafunk does not mind if I take his previous ad for this very bass, so that you can find all the details and some soundclips/videos (definitely much better than anything I could record myself 😔).
The price of this bass is 1400 euro. In that sense, the 1300 pound tag established in the ad is a maximum in case the pound rate goes down, but right now 1255 pounds will do the deal. The bass is in Bilbao - Spain, in very good condition except for some mini-scratches on the horns that barely appear in the pics. I would ship it in a hardcase, also in excellent condition.
And talking about pics, here they go:
More pics in this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZfScK2z69usT4t6j6
Specs are as follows:
TOP: Maple Flamed
BODY: American Alder
NECK: Hard Maple
Tension rod double action
PREAM: Preamp Glockenklang 3 b (active pasive tone)
PICKUPS: Delano MC 5 FE 1700 EB (quad coil) serie - single - paralell swich neck JMVC 5 FE
BRIDGE: ETS 18 space strings
Weight : 3.9kg
24 steel frets
The bridge spacing is 72mm centre of the B string to centre of the G string
The nut spacing is 39mm B string centre to G string centre
It has a bolt on Status C neck made of graphite, but it has the middle area profile slightly flattened, so a bit like taking a C neck and shaving the profile flatter.
Mono-rail bridge units
Standard 19mm string spacing
2 Status soap-bar pickups with three-band E.Q.
Variable midrange frequency, master volume, pickup blend control &18 volt power supply
A great bass to be sure for the next owner.
I can be a little flexible on price within reason, pickup, play and a cuppa preferred, but can ship at the buyers expense and risk.
for sale is a special piece of art from Germany. A Warwick Streamer 5 in very good condition. It has the typical Warwick-sound. Very even over the whole fretboard and a tight and punchy low b. Craftmanship is extraordinay good.
Retail price was 3799€ - now are the prices for german made warwicks much higher.
It comes with a massive Warwick rockcase and new daddario 165s strings.
I may consider trades or part exchange.
Big Price Drop: 1550£
Warwick Machine heads
Just a Nut III Brass
24 Jumbo Brass frets
Blackwood block inlays
Blackwood neck with Maple stripes
2/3 Maple with 1/3 plain Blackwood top body
Finish: Natural Oil
Passive Seymour Duncan Soapbar’s SSB-5n (Neck) and SSB-5b (Bridge) Pickups
Seymour Duncan 3-way with slap contour presets electronics
Dome speed control knobs
Warwick 2-pieces bridge
Warwick security locks
Chrome hardware color, maple tuning pegs
RockCase flight case
Ritter R8 Single cut 4 string bass + case (not Ritter) & Jens Ritter doc's; Instrument number: 1426 (made in 2014)
This is a unique bass from one of the most innovative luthiers. The design, construction, materials and sound is imo world class. Its comfortable (only 3kg) & easy to play. I have used the original (low rez) & current photos (hi rez) so you can inspect.
You can see proof of ownership, certificate of Authenticity & some dodgy pics of me playing the bass.
Shape: R8 - Singlecut
Number of Strings: 4
String Spacing: Vintage 4, 19mm @ bridge
Bridge / String Attachment: Ritter 3D / B1String Attachment
Tuners: Ritter BT - Custom made by Gotoh
Strap Buttons: Dunlop straploks
Body & top-wood: Red Cedar
Body-Colour: Tobacco Burst
Body-Finish: Frosted transparent
Construction: Bolt on 3 piece
Neck-Color: Tobacco burst
Neck-Finish: Frosted transparent
Fingerboard: Ebony fretted
Fingerboard Inlay: Solid silver Oval rings
Scale: 33.3 inch
Electronics: Ritter C-3-S Active/passive 3-band
Pickup Bridge & Neck: Ritter master Slimbucker
Strings: Optima 24k gold studio bass unique 45-105
The bass is in very good condition with dings and use marks, which I has tried to show in the photos, I have priced to reflect the use (less than half the retail price) the frets, neck & stability are perfect. But I want you to be completely happy, so any trial /question...no trades...collection preferred
Open to offers
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