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Paulman Custom 6 String - SOLD
£1000

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Here we have a [b]Paulman custom J6[/b] string handmade 6 string Jazz style bass, made by the late great Paul Mcnab of Huddesfield.

Originally made as a 5 string, the bass has been professionally converted to a 6 as the neck width and general vibe of the bass allowed it to be so, in fact it asked for it to be so! :D It has made it into an awesome J6!

It's a bit heavy at around 12lb but if that is not a major concern for you, read on...

Originally purchased from Bass Direct a couple of years ago this bass would suit a 6 player who likes a more narrow string spacing, it's 15 - 16mm. It has loads of tone as you'd expect from a huge lump of wood and a filter based preamp and also has a nice bright acoustic tone too.

One think to say is the truss rod can vibrate a wee bit sometimes, I had it checked out and all is well, you can only hear it occasionally when playing unplugged. Tweak the truss rod a nats smidge and it goes. Condition is fair, it did have a harder life before I got it so it does show quite a few marks, more on the back though so not so bad... I'll get some pics up of everything as soon as I can.

Collection with cash only as I like buyers to see basses like this first. Collection from Biggleswade, Beds area.

Specs below.

[b]Custom made bass[/b]
[b]Ash body / Flame maple carved top[/b]
[b]Birds eye maple neck[/b]
[b]Ebony fingerboard with custom inlays[/b]
[b]Bone nut[/b]
[b]Schaller bridge and machineheads[/b]
[b]Delano SB pickups[/b]
[b]ACG - EQ2 filter based preamp with passive control[/b]
[b]Weight [/b][b] :o [/b][b]12lb! [/b]

[color=#ff0000][b]​**Lots more pics to follow BTW, I'm having an issue uploading at the moment**[/b][/color]

Edited by electricbass

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Very nice! Though that top B looks mighty close to the edge of the fretboard... how does it play?

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Hi binky bass, thanks. Yes it plays really nice actually, very low action! The saddles are all mobile on the Schaller 2000 bridge so could actually be moved in a smidge if required...does play nice though. :) I'm selling as it's not getting used. I'm not really a 6'er tbh...

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I think I played this when it was first built (it was a fiver back then) at Phil Boots shop in Lonf Eaton.

There's a FB group for Paulman owners, will post it there for you.

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