I am of course talking about pictures of those of your basses made in China.
Here's my 28,6" scale Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Bass, out of the December 2010 Chinese production, before they moved the production to Indonesia, which is actually my main bass, currently tuned in G1 standard tuning, as in 3 half steps above E standard 4 string bass tuning, or 2 half steps bellow A standard baritone guitar tuning, strung with a gauge .090 bass string and 3 guitar strings, threaded through the cut off ball ends of a set of bass strings, of the gauges .068 - .052 - .038, equipped with a DiMarzio Model P, P pickup, wired directly to the output jack socket, and the J pickup from the previously installed P/J EMG Geezer Butler set still sitting there, though disconnected and lowered considerably :
Hi all, I'm selling my Alembic MK Signature Deluxe with Coco Bolo top, so here is little about the bass.
Bass has no scratch, no belt buckle scratch, it's almost as brand new, as you can see from pics.
Fingerboard: Ebony with abalone
Top: coco Bolo
Back: Coco Bolo
Body: Mahogany with maple and purplehearth as accent woods
Neck: Maple with Purple Hearth stringers
Finish: clean gloss with satin finish on the neck
weight: 5.7 kg (with 5 9v batteries that goes into the bass, 4x for LED)
Electronics: volume, pan, 2x filters, 2x q switches, 1x LED on/off, 1/4" mono output.
LEDs are amber and red (check pictures)
Bass was done in 2015, so it has 2+3 machine heads.
Bass has original case, papers, everything. New one like this is 17.600 dollars, you can check here on Alembic site my bass is Sig Dlx Coco Bolo.
This is I think only signature bass in EU that is available with this price. For any questions you can contact me. Here are some pic that justify the whole thing, other pics you can see on my dropbox:
Price says 6000 pounds but it's actually 6500 euros, just conversion is different every day.
I'm selling my Fender Jazz Bass Custom Shop Classic 5. In my opinion bass is in excellent visual and manual condition, it has really small scratches and chips that do not affect the appearance (on request I can take additional photos of small scratches). Electronics and hardware work flawlessly. The sparkle pick-guard is not original but fits perfectly. Dunlop straplocks installed. Certificate of authenticity and hard-case included.
If anyone is interested, please feel free to ask or send me a private message. Regards
NEW PRICE 700 !!!!
Sound Samples: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FBZAiqArPSBhUibqIkFEKytnit7Z8-IT/view?usp=sharing
Sample order: Neck Flat - Neck EQ - Both Flat - Both EQ - Bridge Flat - Bridge EQ
Body: Afzelia(front) + Sycamore Thin Layer + Bubinga(back)
Fingerboard: Ebony with Blue Led Dots
Neck: Shedua with Flamed Sycamore Strips
String spacing: around 19mm
Pickups: EMG 40J + EMG40J
Electronics: EMG BQC System 9V (Vol - Balance - Stack Mid/MidFreq - Stack Treble/Bass)
Bridge: Brass Hipshot A Style
Shaller Straplocks Included
Hard Case Included
Weight around: 5.1kg / 11lbs
The bass recently came back from the luthier:
The old keys were replaced with new Gotohs
Old Schaller Bridge was replaced with a new Hipshot A Style
Electronics upgraded to 18V
One EMG 40DC replaced by EMG 40P5
Fingerboard sanding before placing new frets
Setup for 45-100 + 135 strings
Bass is located in Poznań, Poland. I'd prefer to keep it EU only.
Money adjustment to be discussed.
So inspired by the "Super Mini Basses" thread about basses with an about 16" scale length, I thought I would make this thread about basses with an about 28,6"/28,5" scale length (basses with a scale length from about 25" to about 28,6" will be fine for this thread), as there are quite a few of those on the market currently (and because my 4 string 28,6" scale Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Bass is actually my main bass).
Here's my 4 string 28,6 " scale Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Bass (with various visual mods, the J pickup disconnected and lowered considerably, and the stock P pickup swapped for a DiMarzio Model P, wired directly to the output jack socket) :
And here's my 28,6" scale 5 string Ibanez GSRM25 Mikro Bass (with various visual mods, and the 2 stock J pickups wired in series, directly to the output jack socket) :
A list of 28,6"/28,5" scale basses currently in production, and the mention of a couple that is out of production :
4 string 28,6" Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro Bass : https://www.ibanez.com/usa/products/detail/gsrm20_03.html )*
4 string 28,6" Ibanez GSRM20B Mikro Bass : https://www.ibanez.com/usa/products/detail/gsrm20b_02.html )*
5 string 28,6" Ibanez GSRM25 Mikro Bass : https://www.ibanez.com/usa/products/detail/gsrm25_02.html )*
4 string 28,6" Jackson JS1X Concert Minion Bass : https://www.jacksonguitars.com/gear/shape/concert-bass/js-series-concert-bass-minion-js1x/2915556568
4 string 28,5" ESP LTD B-4 JR : https://www.espguitars.com/pages/junior-models
5 string 28,5" ESP LTD B-5 JR (out of production 5 string version of the ESP bass mentioned above)
4 string 28,6" Squier Mini Precision Bass : https://shop.fender.com/en-DK/squier-electric-basses/precision-bass/mini-precision-bass/0370127554.html?rl=en_US
4 string 28,6" Fender Precision Bass Junior (out of production, and as far as I am aware the first major production bass of this specific scale length. The Squier mentioned above is a cheaper budget take on this bass, just with an added tone control, as the original doesn't feature any tone control but just one single volume control)
)* USA links, following linked to is the only version of the Mikro Bass distributed in Europe (though Thomann got the Weathered Black Finish GSRM20B and the 5 string GSRM25 version in stock as well) : https://www.ibanez.com/eu/products/detail/gsrm20b_2y_05.html
I'd personally really like to see a more high end take on this concept (about 28,6" scale length), as all the listed basses above, bar the Fender Precision Bass Junior, which was kind of mid priced, are cheap budget production basses.